Do you have a "But" House?

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Real Estate Agent with Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team 7838217

We have all had these listings.

 

Nice house, BUT, it's a busy street....Great location, BUT, it's too small....Gorgeous kitchen, BUT, it's an awkward floor plan.

 

At the end of the day, it's always about price.  Buyers will overlook the worst situation if the property is a good value. Even power lines, cemeteries, highways & more!

 

On a regular basis, a seller will comment that buyers didn't say their house was "overpriced".  Buyers will make every excuse in the book before saying the property is over priced.

 

If your feedback contains a "BUT", talk to your seller about price!

 

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Gordon Crawford

Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team

Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan

55 Madison Avenue

Morristown, NJ  07960

973 539-1120

973 714-3085

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Gordon

This was a clever way to present this issue. We all hear that feedback with either an explicit or implied BUT when buyers are sharing why the house wont work. Considering these potential BUTS upfront needs to be part of the process of determinning the right price.

Jeff

Nov 05, 2016 04:12 AM #1
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Marco Giancola
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Hey Gordon I liked the way that read. All my houses are "but" houses! LOL

Nov 05, 2016 04:24 AM #2
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Gordon- nice way to put it!  Oh yes, those "buts" tell you a lot more than you think!

Nov 05, 2016 06:13 AM #3
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William Feela
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Many old farm houses in my area are but houses.  That is part of the charm

Nov 05, 2016 11:51 AM #4
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Short and to the point...that's the best way to get your point made! And an excellent point it is!

Nov 12, 2016 04:11 AM #5
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, and all too often the response is "but" I need this much money or "but" it's worth more, etc.    Still a but house.

Dec 13, 2016 02:49 PM #6
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Gordon Crawford
Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team - Morristown, NJ
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Gabe, You definitely have a "but" house! Welcome to the club. Thanks for the comments.

Dec 13, 2016 06:35 PM #7
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Gordon loved this post and yes our home is a' But Home too'. But that is just how it is, and the good news is we are not selling, otherwise we would have to adjust for all the' BUTS':)Endre

Dec 15, 2016 09:05 AM #8
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Hi Gordon... thanks for the follow on Active Rain. Love this post... I've always said at the right price there is a lid for every pot when it comes to real estate. Price it right and the buts go away.

Dec 21, 2016 05:00 AM #9
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Hannah Williams
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Gordon Crawford  But I need to talk to my seller about reducing  the price on his listing and it will not be easy ....

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Mick Michaud
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And a great way to counter a "but" is with another "but".  Life and houses are not about perfection, they're about trade-offs.  You can't have everything you want, BUT you can get what you need.  Hmmm.   Sounds like a song title.  :)

Feb 10, 2017 05:47 AM #11
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Gordon Crawford
Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team - Morristown, NJ
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Very funny and very true!

Feb 10, 2017 05:54 AM #12
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Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
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Love it, a "but" house. Unfortunately not all sellers  understand the but. After all, those buts don't bother them.

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