Just STOP IT you guys!
I'm frustrated and I take offense to those Associates that are taking listings assigning totally unreasonable list prices JUST TO GET THE LISTING...
In the last 2 weeks I've lost 4 listings to crap Agents that are doing whatever the homeowner wants INSTEAD of what is RIGHT.
ex#1 Comps in the neighborhood 147-150. Listed at $200,000!
WHY? Because the Seller wanted it listed at $200k because she spent "alot of money on it over the years". She owes 60K on the home but still wants it listed to sell for $200k.
It's NOT happening....not in a million years! So WHYYYY did you list it at that?
Because you wanted a listing? Puhleeeeeze!
Ex#2 comps 42-73...LISTED AT $105.... come on...
Ex#3 comps 130-140 LISTED AT $190
Ex#4 comps 130-140 LISTED AT $170
In all these cases, the Seller was adamant about the listing price. TOUGH Mr. Seller! IT'S NOT GOING TO SELL FOR THAT! PERIOD! So STOP TELLING THEM it will. Get on a professional level and tell them it cannot be done AND walk-away just like I did!
When all of us walk-away then the Seller will get the true picture.
You're not representing US as an Industry, nor do you look very smart to your fellow Realtors and you are certainly NOT doing the Seller any favors.
But, you keep doing it and you NEED TO STOP!
<stepping down off soapbox>
I'm just tired of wasting good trees and valuable time giving the Seller professional and TRUE information and you come along and degrade it just for the volume.
If this is you...YOU NEED TO STOP IT!