I'm Not Giving Mine Away Like My Neighbors Did!

Real Estate Sales Representative with Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty

I'm Not Giving Mine Away Like My Neighbors Did!


Giving money away

How many times have we heard that? !

We actually got that from a neighbor of one we sold recently.


So let's think about that Mr. & Mrs. Potential Seller. Your neighbor "gave" their house away!


She gave it away!But wait, someone actually did pay them money for it. And it probably was a buyer who had looked at several homes in your neighborhood. So that buyer probably had an idea was kind of home value they could get for their dollars. Naturally if they are like most buyers, most people, including you, they want to get their money's worth.


Actually Mr. & Mrs. Neighbor, that is what you would do isn't it? No?


You mean you wouldn't ask a seller to sell for what you were willing to pay or could get next door? Of course you would!


Here is free moneyAnd Mr. & Mrs. Neighbor, do you think if your neighbor could have gotten more, they would  not have taken it?


Do you really think they were willing to "give" it away? Do you really think they would give their hard earned dollars away?


Let's be honest Mr. & Mrs. Potential Seller, your home is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay in TODAY'S market.




We have buyers! We need Sellers!


Call the Ruiz/Miller Team today!







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Tamara Elliott-Deering
Central Metro Realty - Austin, TX

I hope your message is received by the selling community, they need to hear it.  Your house is only worth what someone will pay for it - end of story.

Jul 29, 2012 05:37 AM #1
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Bob: The reality is, everyone wants a good deal.  Add in that many homeowners have an over-inflated sense of what their home is worth and it's a recipe for plenty of community gossip.  You said it well...a buyer is only willing to pay what a home is worth in today's market.

Jul 29, 2012 05:40 AM #2
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

You try and try to tell sellers and buyers to put each other in their own shoes...sometimes it works and leads to mutually agreeable contracts and other times we bang our heads on the wall. Good post!

Jul 29, 2012 05:44 AM #3
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Thanks everyone.  Let's hope we make headway this week!

Jul 29, 2012 06:25 AM #4
Jenny Durling
L.A. Property Solutions - Los Angeles, CA
For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758

Some people just need a wake up call. I've got a listing coming up and I'm getting the "if they got $899K for THAT place, mine is definitely worth $1.1" - Really?  Her house may be nicer, but not THAT much nicer. It's going to have to appraise!

Jul 29, 2012 12:20 PM #5
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Thanks Jenny, ask them home much it would cost for a buyer to buy the $899k and fix it up to her condition.  Probably a lot less than $200k!

Jul 30, 2012 02:25 AM #6
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