Yes I know that house down the street sold for Just $38,000

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

My buyer was very near demanding why the house we were looking at was $99,900 when the house down the road was so much cheaper.

Apples and Oranges I told him.

"What do you mean?" he asked.

The house down the road was built in 1910.  Needed a complete remodel job.  Had a rock foundation and that is just the start of it.

The house we are looking at was built in 1973.  Block foundation, all the appliances, newer roof and siding.  Carpet is like new and the walls are not all banged up.

"How do you know what was wrong with that other house?" he asked so sternly.

"BECAUSE...The buyers were MY clients.  Now we can debate the issues or find you a home...

If you are going to ask for help buying a home using a Realtor...make sure they know what they are talking about and then LISTEN TO THE ADVICE THEY GIVE YOU!!!


Comments (5)

Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

William, I hope you gave him a chill pill...nice way to handle it...apples and oranges indeed.  So, do we spend more time on the house that sold and didn't meet your needs or move onto a more productive use of time?

Jul 19, 2012 10:26 AM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

What, Bill - you might actually know your No Branch MN real estate market?  I thought you just showed homes, LOL.  Seriously, I'm still amazed at the "impressions" people have about LOCAL real estate estate agents.  If we're successful agents - there's a reason - we take the time to know our market and what's going on in our market.  

Jul 19, 2012 11:02 AM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

Bill...

There is nothing like a little first-hand knowledge when you need to make your point!

Jul 19, 2012 11:53 AM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

This is the same person who thinks his property is worth 25% more than the market rate.

Jul 20, 2012 12:22 AM
Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

Very well put Bill.  many people think this way. Even when buying a car or a boat ect.

Jul 20, 2012 06:22 AM