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Why do Dads veto deals in so many cases when your buyers have seen enough houses to know what they want and can afford?
Tim Maitski inspired me to bring up a subject that is clearly an issue for most of us Realtors at one time or another.
You show 50 houses -- some good, some not so good -- and the young couple finally understand that they will have to make compromises in some areas to get what they want in others.
So they make a selection and all of a sudden Dad appears.
Dad, of course immediatly picks up on the areas that required the compromise -- such as a spot of mold on the back door threshold, for example -- and the deal goes down the drain.
What is really going on here? Is it that Dad really thinks the deal is bad or is it something else?
One of my associates, who happens to be a dad himself made an interesting comment. He said that after watching his own kids grow up and seeing all the bad decisions that they made on what seemed like a continuing basis, it was very hard for him to believe that they could make any really important decisions by themselves.
He said that he noticed that when he was asked for an opinion on a big decision, he found it easier to find a problem with it than to agree with it. That way if it turned out to be a poor decision he could not be blamed.
After having watched various dads getting involved with these decisions, I have found that very few of them would recognize or admit that this was an issue. They really believe that they are adding value to the decisions.
I believe that this possibility should be discussed with the young couple and their parents if needed, at the first opportunity when starting a search.
This is one more good reason to ask the question "who else would be involved in the decision making process?"
Thomas McCombs,Century 21 HomeStar, Akron, Ohio 866 506 4371
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