Reblogger Karen Steed
Real Estate Agent with Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton Licensed in GA & AL

Hello home buyers! ! Especially home buyers in Tallapoosa, GA, Bremen, Ga, Waco, GA, Buchanan, Ga and anywhere in the Haralson county area, or Carroll county area. 

Paula Hamilton-McDonald explains very clearly to buyers why a real estate agent can't tell you how much to offer on a house.  We can only serve as a guide, by showing you diferent homes, and showiing you what similar homes are selling for.

If you are a home buyer or seller in the West GA or East AL area, give us a call, we'll be glad to provide assistance. 

Karen Steed 678-521-3585

Haralson Realty 770-574-9221

Original content by Paula McDonald, Ph.D. TREC #547752


House Buying

Dear Buyer,

We have been working together for awhile now.  I have provided you with the latest market data, shown you numerous home and have spent numerous hours discussing the process of home buying to you.  You have found the perfect home and you are now faced with the inevitable task of making an offer!

Many times when buyers get to the "Making an offer stage", they want me their Real Estate Agent to tell them what they should offer.  When I won't give them this information, some Buyers get upset or angry with me.  Please understand that while I can assist your throughout the process, I cannot and will not TELL you what to offer. 

Here are a few reasons why myself nor any other licensed real estate agent will not tell you the price you should offer:

  • This is YOUR money, not mine.  The price you can and will pay is something only you can truly determine. 
  • I do not know what a Seller will take.
  • The listing agent will NOT provide me with information about other offers in a multiple offer situation nor will I ask them for this information.  They owe confidentiality to THEIR client just as I owe you mine.

My job is to guide and assist you so please understand when I will not tell you the price you should offer.  My job is to add value as an expert and to help you make the very best choice possible.  Ultimately, you are the one who has to live in the house and make the payment each month.

I hope this clarifies this sticky situation.  As an agent, I am anxious to work with you and to give you every bit of information to help you make an informed and intelligent decision when it comes to purchasing a home.  Chevaux Group is your real estate expert choice so give us a call if you are ready to buy or sell!

Paula Hamilton~McDonald ~ REALTOR®

Broker ~ Managing Principal

Chevaux Group

        9595 Six Pines Drive, Suite 8210 ~ The Woodlands, TX  77380 ~ 936-203-0279


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Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Karen, thank you for the re-blog.  I had no idea this post would create such impassioned comments from people.  Woozer!

Oct 16, 2011 02:56 AM #1
Karen Steed
Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton - Tallapoosa, GA
Associate Broker Haralson Realty

Hi Paula

This is a hot issue.  No one wants a buyerr to overpay, but we are the ones who should have a greater knowledge of market value.  That said, on any given day, anything can happen.

Have a good remainder of the weekend!

Oct 16, 2011 03:03 AM #2
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