My Seller called me to tell me her neighbor two doors down wants to speak to me and gave me her phone number to call. I`m delighted, i figure the FSBO has exhausted all avenues of attempting to sell their home and now need a professional to do the job,right?,wrong!
I call this person, we immediately engage in a wonderful conversation about her beautiful 5bed,3ba,3CG home! I explain what I`ve done with her neighbors listing and the FSBO comments she loves my Flyer's and the fact that she`s seen me take Buyers to her neighbors home.
She asks me this question:"Why don`t you start taking the clients to my house afterwards, so people can see how beautiful my home is in comparison to your Sellers".
I tell her that if we list it, she`ll have her own buyers come into her home and view it for themselves.I begin to explain the commission and the actual value of the home. She interrupts: "Look, I`m not interested in paying you a commission or for that matter, any other Realtor who shows my home, I just want you to show people that my home is OHH so much better and much bigger".
I`m confused, so I begin again. "Why would I show you`re home, to a potential Buyer when you`re not interested in paying some form of commission?" I now want to know what steps, I`ve missed, what just happened, and maybe she didn`t understand me, so I ask her again. "Do you realize that am a Realtor?"
Her reply begins with something like this "Many times Realtors want to PLEEZE their customers, they want whats best for them, MY HOUSE IS BIGGER AND BETTER THAN YOU~RE LISTING, it only makes sense to show them my home and let them decide, besides if anyone buys it they`ll pay you a commission, so you won`t loose anything!!"
I told her that the Buyers that I bring or for that matter any other Realtor brings her won`t pay us to show them a home!
With that she CURSED ME OUT, TOLD ME THAT I~M NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO HER AND HUNG UP! I won`t tell you what I did next but, my hands shook with rage!
I went for the vodka, and closed my eyes,counted to 10! and blew it off~...