You wouldn't want to sell this guy's home!

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Real Estate Agent with Realty ONE Group 65491

 You wouldn't want to sell this guy's home!

 A friend of mine called me several times over the week and I was to busy to answer his phone call, he did leave a message and his message was that he wanted to purchase a home and to call him right away.

 I have known this person for around 30 years now and he use to work for one of my fathers companies back in the Midwest.

 I called him yesterday and this is what he told me .............

 He said he wants to purchase a home in Las Vegas Nevada and wants to pay (Cash) for it, and he was talking very fast and wouldn't let me get a word in.

 Then he told me that home owners are having problems selling their homes and they have been on the market for years, and he wasn't going to pay a Real Estate Agent any commission for helping him find a home. He told me the most he would pay a agent to help him would be around $1,000 dollars.

 I finally was able to get some words into the conversation and mentioned to him that when he purchases a home he doesn't pay any commission, the home owner does. He said well good because Real Estate Agents don't do enough work to be payed anymore than $1,000 dollars, where did my friend come up with this figure?

 And "Thank God" he didn't call me to sell his home, I would have to tell him ..........

 "No Thank You"

 Story by Robert Swetz (Vegas Bob) - 12-31-2009

 

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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
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I mean . . . if he can find an agent willing to take the $1,000... but it's odd.  Sorry he feels so disgruntled.

Dec 31, 2009 11:16 AM #1
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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Yikes! So many buyers are misinformed and I think he needs to take a walk in a REALTOR's shoes to see how we earn our commissions! Happy New Year to you and your family VB! See you next year!

Dec 31, 2009 11:18 AM #2
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Sallie Williams
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Bob, on one hand it seems amazing that buyers don't know that working with a Realtor doesn't cost them a dime.  On the other hand, it just says that we, as Realtors, need to do our best job to inform them of the facts.  Maybe NAR should do an educational advertisement directed to buyers.

Dec 31, 2009 11:20 AM #3
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J. Philip Faranda
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He's right. I am only worth $1000. 

Per hour. 

Dec 31, 2009 11:33 AM #4
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Kim Dove
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Wow is all that I can say!

What does he do for a living? He sounds very resentful of Realtors.

Dec 31, 2009 12:03 PM #5
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 Hello everyone and thank you for your comments, and my friend is a bitter man. He has been telling me for that last 3 years he has lived in Las Vegas that he would never purchase a home here, but now is very good time to buy.

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