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Does taking a tough stance work? === Sometimes!

Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

I have had a couple instances this last year where I was contacted to be the NEXT listing agent.

In  both cases there were price issues that contributed to no offers and no sale. In the more interesting case, it had been listed as an estate sale and the siblings were all out of the area. The home had been vacant and listed with the same agent for a few years.

When I went to see it, I almost fell, getting out of my car from the "green slime" covering the concrete driveway. The house needed to at least be pressure washed, if not painted. Shrubs had grown up to block the view windows and the yard was a mess.

I told them they need to spend about a thousand bucks and 3-4 days with a handyman to whip it in shape and drop the price a lot or I would NOT take the listing.

They did all of it, and we closed it few months later even with a lot of other problems revealed in the inspection on an AS-Is sale! A tough stance worked this time. Has it worked for you?

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Rob Shepherd -  ABR, GRI, REALTORS® for Florence Oregon Real Estate
Expert in helping those buy or sell Florence Oregon property and retire in Oregon. Call me anytime or visit my website for local listings and information on Florence Oregon.
Email: mr.listit@gmail.com 541-991-0607

Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Actually - I wish I had used a tough stance a few times . . .

Jan 23, 2014 08:32 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Margaret: Me too. More times than I want to admit to.

Jan 23, 2014 10:45 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is hard to state and be firm Rob. But in the end we know we are right and it is what is needed to get it done.

Jan 24, 2014 05:18 AM