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I recently had a call from a Real Estate Agent from anther state who said his fiancé wanted to sell her townhouse in Hawaii. Would I mind going to preview the property?Sure, give me her phone number and I’ll make an appointment.
He then starts getting into the price, commission and so forth and while I’m ‘listening’ I’m pulling up the property only to discover his fiancé is still on title with her ‘ex husband’.I let him know I would be contacting her to make an appointment.
Fast forward a couple of hours. After taking my Sunday morning to whip up a packet for the potential seller I arrive at the property. The usual viewing, snapping a few photos (for an obviously hurriedly staged home for the ‘occasion’) and sit down to discuss everything from marketing to pricing.
And then….here it comes….”I have to speak to my fiancé” first. The phone call and then ...can I call him back because her phone battery is dying.
Hmmmm.This ought to be fun.
This Real Estate "agent" from another state believes:
That the market is the same everywhere
That he can bully me into negotiating with him (and not the seller)
That my brokerage needs to lower the commission because…. ‘they’ need to save as much money as possible.
That "they" can pay a buyer agent and list it FSBO (what is this "they" thing?)
That the property his fiancé owns is worth more than the market.
That ‘they’ plan on buying another property here in the near future. (uh huh)
That he has a 3 million dollar property on the market right now. (so then why is her property a "they" thing? lol)
I will not talk with you because I do not have the authorization from the MR. on title
You are not the seller and I will not negotiate with you.
You surely do not understand Hawaii Real Estate Laws and Contracts.
I will not discuss commission or pricing of the home with you.
In fact, I need WRITTEN authorization from the MR. and your fiancé to talk to you AFTER they have sat down to discuss terms.
Sell it FSBO?GOOD LUCK!
What happens when someone who does mortgages, obtains a real estate license (just because), flips houses and a 'jack of all trades' meets up with a by the book, detailed agent who never crosses over that line?
You get straight up answers.
Bottom line, SHAME ON YOU!
Celeste"Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.
Reading my blog will give you the human side of this Real Estate Industry Professional as well as allowing you to walk beside me through my writing about Hawaii Real Estate & our Local Area. As a resident of Honolulu County Hawaii for 42 years you will get a tour of a lifetime. Specializing in Hawaii Relocation Military VA Home Buyers you can be rest assured you will be in good hands. I LISTEN to YOUR needs and give you sound advice. Hawaii Relocations, Hawaii Military Relocations, Mililani Hawaii Real Estate, Living in Hawaii, Army Navy Air Force Marines in Hawaii. Read more at www.cheesemanhomes.com
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