Sorry But I Cannot Help You Sell Your House

Reblogger Praful Thakkar
Real Estate Agent with LAER Realty Partners

We get such a call once in a while! And we should have guts to say what Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland said to this seller!

"Sorry But I Cannot Help You Sell Your House!"

Original content by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 311291

Sorry But I Cannot Help You Sell Your House

 

Prepared for a listing appointment by asking lots of questions, doing all the comps,  checking out the neighborhood and driving by ahead of the scheduled time.

The house was in need of  major TLC.

My definition of TLC  = Tons Liquid Cash.

 

Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

From out phone interview, I knew the seller's bottom line.

 

 Since I had made the appointment, I went to the door and knocked.

 The seller asked if I wanted to come in.

My reply: "No thanks, I just wanted to tell you that I am not going to be the one helping you sell your house."

 

Sorry But I Cannot Help You Sell Your House

 

Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Praful Thakkar for the reblog. 

Sep 30, 2015 03:09 AM #5
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Praful Thakkar 

Sometimes you have to walk away as the seller wants a big price but the property will not get it in the condition it is in. If they insist on the overpriced amount, I have learned with my years in real estate is to walk and let someone who is desperate to take it and deal with the low offers, seller rejection and lastly have the sellers blame the real estate agent for not getting a good offer.

Sep 30, 2015 07:42 AM #6
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This was and still is a great blog...sometimes you just have to walk away

Sep 30, 2015 11:25 AM #7
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Hi Praful Thakkar ,  Nice choice for a reblog.  Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  did the right thing.  Why waste everyones time?  Being Bold and telling it how it is, sometimes is the best choice.

Sep 30, 2015 12:00 PM #8
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Good mornings Praful. Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland used her instinct to make the decision not to work with this client. I made up a long time ago to never fight my intuition.

Great choice for a re-blog.

Sep 30, 2015 05:58 PM #9
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Thanks all for stopping by - really appreciate it.

Oct 10, 2015 10:34 AM #10
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The home sells as per what market dictates and not what sellers want.

Oct 10, 2015 10:34 AM #11
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Scott Godzyk and I know sellers do not like the bad news - they want what they want.

Thanks for stopping by.

Oct 10, 2015 10:35 AM #12
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Anna Banana Kruchten marketable homes makes everyone's life easy. Completing some needed work is all it requires! And some sellers......you know that well!

Oct 10, 2015 10:36 AM #13
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Pat Starnes very well put - there should be a lid to every pot!

Oct 10, 2015 10:37 AM #14
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Brian England thanks for stopping by and your comments. Appreciate it.

Oct 10, 2015 10:37 AM #15
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland this is a great post - and great message!

We can say 'NO' to some of the sellers - why not?

Oct 10, 2015 10:38 AM #16
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(After all sellers blame us for NOT selling the home, correct?)

Oct 10, 2015 10:39 AM #17
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Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor yep, lessons we have learned - hard way. But now we know!

Oct 10, 2015 10:39 AM #18
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William Feela like this, some posts are evergreen. Learning to say 'NO' to sellers is what it takes.

Oct 10, 2015 10:40 AM #19
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Larry Johnston its time, energy and money. At the end of it, we get bad name if the home does not sell! Lots of things at stakes.

Oct 10, 2015 10:40 AM #20
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Joe Petrowsky I know, what happens when we fight our own sixth sense! Never worth it. Just say 'no' when your heart says so!

Oct 10, 2015 10:41 AM #21
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It is not so uncommon for sellers to expect more than what market sustains. It's our job as a professional to give them right advice.

Oct 10, 2015 10:43 AM #22
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Thanks all for stopping by - and your comments on this great re-blog from Margaret. Appreciate it.

Oct 10, 2015 10:43 AM #23
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Hi, I enjoyed your post and it's current message. Glad I came across it the archives.

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