Should I have Dialed 411?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Russell Realty Group
I was negotiating an offer with a seller over the weekend, and even 
though at this moment, we remain a small 10k away and both parties stuck 
on their offers and counter offers of 515k and 525k respectively, the 
seller says, "we aren't moving and tell the buyers agent we have a 2nd 
interested party." 

I said,  "we do? News to me." 
She said, "yeah, the gentlemen from the open house." 

I said, "you mean the man who left a bum phone number 
and a email address I can't possibly read?" 

She said, "well did you call 411 and get his home number?" 

I was quite taken aback by this bizarre request, and knee jerked a reaction
of, "no mam, I didn't." 

She then proceeded to ask for the sign in sheet so she could call them..

So, after the call ended, I got to thinking, what exactly was this sellers 
expectation of my services? Does the extent of marketing a home involve 
chasing bogus open house registrations to satisfy a seller who won't 
come down 10k to have an accepted offer in less than 35 days on the 
market in an area where the average is 200 plus days? The news on our 
current economic state and state of the housing market has obviously not 
reached all the players in today's real estate market. If you are asking 
529k and you get a 515k offer, in less then 40 days on the market. YOU 
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Evan is a career sales manager, personal coach and trainer who holds Real Estate broker licenses in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Maine. He has made his mark by leveraging and teaching technology to his agents. Evan is dedicated to sharing his lead management techniques with agents throughout New England. The Boston MLS - Join The Russell Team

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Theodore George
Boston, MA

I'm so glad you shared this!  Sounds like she's a little soft!  Like the old saying goes, you can bring the horse to the water but you cant make it drink.  The home will sit on the market and she'll end up losing money.  

Jul 22, 2009 03:52 PM #1
Debra Cernick
DeShazer Ryan Realty - Libby, MT

Actually-- many sellers do not GET IT!  We do and when they get an offer fairly soon they REALLY REALLY do not get it!

Jul 22, 2009 04:27 PM #2
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

Amen to that, Evan. I think I would need to call 911, if they did not except that offer. Jim

Jul 25, 2009 11:27 AM #3
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