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But I NEED to sell it for ........

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Res0759330

We have all had the experience of a combating a seller on the correct List price of their home. They think its worth X and you show them the comparative sales in the area depicting a value of Y. 

Being in the business for over 13 yrs, I have recently run across my FIRST listing that I really need to very seriously think, if I want to service. It's not like a Realtor to give up easy, and I am certainly one that fits into that category. 

Sellers will say that I NEED to get "this much" out of the sale of their home. The problem is that the need does not sometimes jive with true Appraised or market value. 

A Listing Price can be any amount, but if a Seller is realistic and level headed, and they WANT to sell- it has to be put on the mkt at a value similar to other sales, plain and simple.

The hottest part of a new listing is the first 21 days/if it comes out of the gate to high,then it stands the chance of becoming a Stale Listing. Sellers must realize,Realtors are commission sales based on a % so why wouldn't we list it as high as we could?..... to sound selfish-

In Summary--Like the Kenny Rogers song "You've got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them, know when to walk away and know when to RUN."

Wishing everyone a great Friday & Weekend!

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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Very true and great reference to that Kenny Rodgers tune to sum it up.

Jun 05, 2014 10:51 AM
Kevin Green
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Wallingford, CT
Residential & Equine Properties
Thnx Pete/ hope all is well on the west coast!
Jun 05, 2014 11:31 AM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Kevin - it can be a challenge, especially when they stay "those words". Good luck and stick with your gut instinct!

Jun 05, 2014 11:34 AM
Kevin Green
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Wallingford, CT
Residential & Equine Properties
Carol - thnx for the comment - so true for us to stick to our guns! Lol
Jun 05, 2014 11:55 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Kevin, thanks for sharing your experience with, "I need to sell for this amount". I have a seller I am dealing with on the same issue. It is tough to walk away, but if they cannot be persuaded to change their mindset, may be necessary. After all, what is the value of a listing without any showings?

Jun 05, 2014 09:56 PM
Kevin Green
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Wallingford, CT
Residential & Equine Properties
John / so true - my fear is that I'll throw it back to the potential seller / some other realtor will talk to her and convince her that the price is to high and list it for what it needs to b but I think that is a chance I need to take - thnx for the comment
Jun 05, 2014 10:29 PM