17 text messages later, your home is still overpriced

Reblogger Cheryl Ritchie
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com 71785

There is a good point here. yes, sometimes feedback is just a courtesy gesture. The NO answer has already been decided by the Buyer. The Buyer has moved on. The Buyer's Ahent is simply the messenger. It is not an argument waiting to happen. In most conversations, it is the end of the conversation. 

Original content by Juli Vosmik SA582226000

Many people do not know what goes on behind the scenes in a real estate transaction.  This is about one home showing and what we, as Realtors° have to endure before and after just to SHOW a home.


A client was coming into town in preparation for a relocation to the area.  He had previously seen a home style he liked and wanted to see all of the current listings.  As there are 5 of this model on the market, I called, emailed and sent a text to all 5 agents asking for showings.  


I received one phone call back from an agent who quizzed me for over 15 minutes on the merits and qualifications of my buyer.  Really?  I just want to show your home.  The problem with that home, it was priced $100,000  to $150,000 HIGHER than the other 4 model matches within the subdivision AND you just quizzed ME on my clients?  Oh well, set up the appointment just to see why this particular home was priced so much over market.


We toured the home at the scheduled time.  Okay, it’s nice. Has modest upgrades/updating.  It was clean and professional decorated.  But, not worth over $100,000 more than any other model.


Then, the nightmare began.  This agent who had previously quizzed me on my buyer’s qualifications, sent me a text asking how the showing went.  I politely responded it showed well but it’s overpriced.  Well, I guess she didn’t like that answer.  She sent another 16 text messages explaining all the upgrades, explaining why it was priced where it was, explaining, explaining, explaining.  REALLY?  17 text messages to tell me what we could already see with our own eyes AND we could tell from the MLS sales of that EXACT model from the last 6 months.

Sorry, but after 17  text messages, your home is still overpriced.

Juli Vosmik

Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC



 Scottsdale and Cave Creek Real Estate



Helping you make informed decisions whether buying or selling homes in Scottsdale, Cave Creek and north Phoenix Arizona.  I know the area - I live here.


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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do very little text with clients.  I want voice communication for the most part unless it is to confirm an appointment.  Cuts down the mistakes and issue with people.

Mar 01, 2015 10:15 AM #1
Andrew Scherer
Approved Mortgage Group - Doylestown, PA
Real Estate Representation At It's Finest

I hear you and the situation is definitively frustrating.  In my opinion, I would have left the messages and called immediately to nip it in the bud.  Obviously, the agent is tied to the transaction.

Mar 01, 2015 10:22 AM #2
Paula Swayne
Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715 - Sacramento, CA
Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga

Methinks she doeth protest too much!

Mar 01, 2015 10:22 AM #3
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

To put it bluntly, no amount of texted, emailed or phoned explanation by the listing agent will solve the overpricing problem that the buyer's agent encountered.

Mar 01, 2015 11:35 AM #4
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

Cheryl,  a helpful read today that will definitely give us food for thought to today's message of keeping up with our real estate practices.

Mar 01, 2015 12:33 PM #5
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Cheryl Ritchie I was thinking about texting Juli Vosmik to let her know how much I liked your re-blog. 

Mar 01, 2015 07:33 PM #6
Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate

WOW!  Looks like the agent way way way over promised the seller the listing/asking price.  Looks like they try to justify with upgrades not comps.  Interesting... and the amount of text were ridiculous. Drama from the start not a good way to begin a working relationship if there was to be one.

Mar 01, 2015 11:57 PM #7
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