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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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Of Course You Thought Your Agent Agreed With Your Overpriced Listing
And why wouldn't you? The mere fact that s/he took the grossly overpriced listing seems clear to me that it was a two thumbs up. In essence, by accepting the listing, the agent gave you the validation that the number you came up with was, in fact, the market value of your home.
It doesn't matter if the listing agent walked through the door with data to the contrary. Once they uploaded the listing in the MLS, it was a sign that the two of you were in agreement with the price.
I mean why else would an agent knowingly deceive you by accepting a listing based on what you perceived to be the value of your home, despite the overwhelming evident to the contrary?
And then to add insult to injury, when the low offers start to role in, the agent will be the first to proclaim "I told you the price was too high." And if that be the case, I'd be screaming "Well why did you list it at that price? You're supposed to be the expert?"
And by all means, don't fall for that line about "we'll reduce the price in 30 days if the showings and offers don't start rolling in." First of all, that's your acknowledgment that you may be overpricing your home starting at the gate. Secondly, you and your agent have just agreed to WASTE the most valuable marketing time of any home on the market and that's the FIRST 30 DAYS.
I'm not trying to be mean. I really do want your house to sell. Really I do.
Charita Cadenhead, Your Metropolitan Birmingham, Alabama Real Estate Broker of Choice
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.