Special offer

So, what’s the Catch?

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Success Realty

“Hello Mr. Smith, this is Chris from the ABC Company. You are the winner of our latest promo which is a
trip to Mexico and prize money equal to $500,000!”

I’m sure that almost all of you received similar calls. Typically a savvy telemarketer gives all these
amazing offers and of course we can’t help but be excited. After a few disappointments we learned to
ask, SO WHAT’S THE CATCH HERE? If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

A client calls and he wants to see a house on Burch Creek. It’s a steal and he wants to see it today.
I look it up on the MLS and discover that it’s $100,000 underpriced. When I investigate, I find that
extensive excavation is needed to make the home livable. Prospective buyers need a professional
Realtor® to help them navigate this deal that seems too good to be true. It is prudent to do your due
diligence and it won’t hurt if you also ask, “So, what’s the catch?”

Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

It is always good to ask, and it is always good to call a realiable Realtor to look at a home instead of going on your own time. You dont want to get caught up in the good deal and jump on it before looking into it more carefully.

May 22, 2012 04:58 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Ah the old saying, you get what you pay for sure rings a bell for this one!

May 22, 2012 04:59 AM
Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
As Real as Real Estate Gets!

Luke - definitely... i was showing hoems to friends in a nearby town.. It would seem that every other home had something illegal.. it got to the point, I would call  the agent and say "Okay, what is illegal about this home...'  While they are not allowed to list something ilelgal - it happens.. and sometimes it si too good to be true..


May 22, 2012 05:03 AM