All Buyers are not (LIARS), afraid to show the Seller some R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607

After reading Janet Gilbauld's recent post about buyers low balling, and trying to stick it to the sellers...

I wanted to share my current experience with my buyers.

We have an escrow closing at the end of the week-- and these buyers came from an ACTIVERAIN REFERRAL!  They talked about offering less than what I recommended-- we ended up offering  $10,000 under list price.  We ended up settling for $2,000 under the list price. 

Now this property had been reduced significantly... and it was priced right.  My buyers wanted to make sure that the seller was happy with the deal.  Really.  They wanted HER to be HAPPY WITH THE DEAL. 

They are new to the area, and the state, for that matter... and should they need additional info on the house, etc.  they wanted to be able to give her a call.   I think that's nice.  It shows manners.  It shows respect.  Perfect clients.  Thank you Ralph!


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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

California Lifestyle Realty  California Lifestyle Realty                                               




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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad


How nice to hear about this sort of attitude. I have had buyers like that, and sellers too.


Jul 25, 2011 02:39 PM #1
Susan West
RE/MAX Mountain Properties - Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ - ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, SFR

Hi Kathy,

There's a lot to be said for the buyers being able to call the sellers to ask questions after the transaction closes.  I've even had a client become very close friends of the sellers.   

Jul 25, 2011 02:47 PM #2
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Kathy, how refreshing to have such thoughtful buyers.  Theres alot to be said for maintaining a good relationship with the previous homeowners.  Thanks for sharing.

Jul 25, 2011 03:27 PM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely story, and I have seen that before, where people became friends instead of one party feeling they bested each other.  What a wonderful outcome, and given your sunny disposition, I am not surprised.  I think that this will lead to more business for you.  Way to Go! A

Jul 25, 2011 06:18 PM #4
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

That was some smart buyers and they are right, what a better way to get information about a home than from the sellers. Making a bad experience from a seller isn't the way to do that.

Jul 25, 2011 06:30 PM #5
Andrea Swiedler
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Now that is a nice story, seriously. We see it all these days and can become a bit jaded.

Jul 25, 2011 11:59 PM #6
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Kathy ~ it is really great when the buyers and sellers get along!  Win-win situations are so mportant!

Jul 26, 2011 09:52 AM #7
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

Oh what smart buyers you have.  No doubt you've coached them well!  No need to burn any bridges during the negotiations. 

Jul 26, 2011 04:50 PM #8
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