Picked my daughter up from school yesterday and had a few minutes to catch up with a good friend. The blog title was his response when I asked, "How's your mom doing with selling your house?"
A while back, he wanted to list his house with me. Little string - his mom has been a real estate agent for years but really doesn't know anything about real estate, he said. Anyway - he has to list with her - it's Mom - and besides - she'd be upset. No worries. Except I feel bad for him because you see - he doesn't know much about real estate either - just wants to sell his house and move on.
As much as I'd like to- I just "don't go there" with him. Over the past six months, I offer suggestions but keep it generic and try not to say anything about things that might make it seem like I am soliciting someone else's client. He's talked to his mom several times already about:
- lowering the price
- open houses
- Internet exposure
Each time, the response is, "Honey, just wait it out - it's in MLS - it's all we need to do." Yikes .. what a tough position to get yourself in to huh?
Advice for the best way for him to say what needs to be said?