Me, Pay for Repair$? No Way!!!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Buyers' Choice Realty

At the start of my Real Estate Career in 1988, I decided on two paradigms for my practice:

1.  I would never go show a property.  Instead, I would get the prospect to come to my office, have an in depth consultation, obtain pre-approval from one of my lenders, then schedule a showing.

2.  I would not pay a penny for any issues in order to close.  If $ 1,000 could break the deal, then you don't have a deal in the first place. 

Twenty years later, I'm in the top 1% of Realtors in my market, and I am still adhering to those same two rules.  Interestingly enough I have lost NO deals because of my Rules.  My clients understand my position, and they feel fortunate that I am representing them.  Most likely I will have already made them money at that point, so they don't mind spending a bit more in order to close.  The other side usually concedes, or the two parties split the cost.  Period! 


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Sean Allen
International Financing Solutions - Fort Myers, FL
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Hey Mirela,

Thats an interesting set of rules because I've seen numerous realtors agree to pay for something (some form of a repair, etc) to get a deal closed.

Sean Allen

Oct 04, 2007 12:06 PM #1
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Way to stick to your guns.

Oct 04, 2007 12:13 PM #2
Keisha Hosea-
KASI Homes - Chino Hills, CA
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We all have to decide what our business models will be and how we plan to operate. If it works then keep doing it!

Oct 04, 2007 12:41 PM #3
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