When it comes to Real Estate Commissions, all Real Estate Deals are BIG DEALS! People have so many misconceptions about how real estate agents work. That an Agent would have a minimum price for a deal is a good example of a common misconception. There are no "small deals". Every deal is a big deal. Some deals may have small price tags, but they are still very big deals to the people involved.
If you were to pull up a list of properties I have sold, you would see a $6,000 house at the bottom of the list. Obviously, at that price, we are going to have to have a conversation about my out-of-pocket expenses and what it costs me to close a deal. I have transaction costs that I can't avoid. Those costs keep rolling forward without regard for the price of the property. There are deals where the amount of the typical commission won't cover what it costs me in out-of-pocket costs to do the deal. But, we can handle that problem. That is where "isn't a big deal" truly comes into play!
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I don't work in that price range.
"I know you don't work with people in my price range, but can you recommend someone who does?"
WHOA! What? Of course I work with people in your price range! I don't even have to ask what that is, to know I work in that price range. I'm a REALTOR®. If you are ready, willing and able to buy or sell a home in Wilmington NC, I'm ready, willing and able to assist you, regardless of your price range.
What would make you think I don't work with your price range? Excuse me? A REALTOR® told you we all have price ranges we work in? I don't even want to know who that was -- they don't speak for me! I'd venture to say they don't speak for most of us.
Sometimes I don't work in certain areas, because it's not my area of expertise and a buyer or seller in those areas would be better served by working with a REALTOR® who is an expert in that area. That has nothing to do with price ranges -- it does have everything to do with performing my job well. If I don't feel I am the best agent for you, I'll tell you and I'll help you find an agent who is.
Bottom line - my job is to assist people in the buying and selling of homes in the Wilmington NC area, regardless of their price range. It may be a bit of a stretch, but to say I don't work with people in a particular price range, smacks of discrimination to me -- and I don't roll that way . . . goodness, where do these misconceptions start . . .
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