"You can List with the Hansons Now, Or After the Judge tells You to..."

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

  The phone call began....."My attorney said that I could list with you now....or after the Judge told me to...." said the post divorce phonecaller. 

    People getting divorced are not unlike any other Sellers...they want the highest and best offer for their homes.  Sometimes their idea of "highest and best" and the market's are not quite the same....again...the same as many other Sellers.

  Sometimes in our divorce niche...we are not the first Realtors....the couple has listened to their friend, cousin, neighbor who is the Realltor who told them what they wanted to hear for a price...and the house didn't sell. Sometimes it's upside down....and sometimes right side up...the "start over money" was just not enough at the market price ...so they decided to dictate one.Unfortunately, there are tooooo many Realtors who do fist of moneyjust that.  The claim....we don't buy...is that the agent was only doing "what the Seller wanted"...uh huh.  That is the "out" for over pricing being a violation of the code of ethics. 

   The caller went on to explain that her now ex spouse "didn't like the former Realtor".  Of course not....she could not sell the house for a price that the market would not buy....and under delivered her over promsed price.

     We went to the house to give our accurate valuation. A few minor adjustments we suggested to better the appearance and make it market ready....and oh yes...about that price...it's 25% OVER what the market will pay....and gave the ex spouse the comparisons and rationale. Now, the caller and the ex are on the same side of the table...neither judgeone likes what we had to say about the price.  Sooo...they will continue to pay taxes and utilities...clear the sidewalks of the snowfalls....and not live happily ever after...Until...

    "The Judge tells you to list with the Hansons." 

    We have earned the respect of the judiciary throughout nine counties in southeastern Wisconsin by being the Realtors who tell the truth.

   We always say....we may not be the first Realtors to list a home....we are the Last....we will get it sold.

   If you or anyone you know is looking to sell a home in southeastern Wisconsin, call the Hansons, we are honored to be of service.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved this post I wish I had Judges ordering my clients to list with me:)) just kidding what you do is incredible, dealing with opposing sellers who are at their worst part in their lives... and then manage to list their home and that is when the fun begins... when the offer comes in... I need to stick with LAND:)) lot simpler, Endre

Dec 13, 2016 11:41 PM #1
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

You guys are amazing, it takes patience of a Saint... what you do or do you use a Louisville Slugger?:)Endre

Dec 13, 2016 11:46 PM #2
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I hope couples getting a divorce who have to sell their house will list with you.

Dec 14, 2016 04:07 AM #3
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

That couple is at least on the same page in their mindset about real estate pricing. Perhaps they can work things out after all!


Dec 14, 2016 04:14 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Sally and David. Testimony to finding a niche! Great job. Enjoy your day!

Dec 14, 2016 05:00 AM #5
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Sally and David.  It's a shame how some people just don't want to listen to the truth.

Dec 14, 2016 05:27 AM #6
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Well, you don't have to worry about this one...It will be your listing soon!

Dec 14, 2016 06:45 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Sally and David -- just like "regular" real estate transactions, you likely find in your niche some people who understand quite quickly, some who "discover" the truth eventually and then there are the others....who are "forced".  Kicking and screaming is never advised.

Dec 14, 2016 07:19 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Sally and David -  the high cost of being stubbern is to continue to pay the costs and not be able to move on!

Dec 14, 2016 08:45 PM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much for sharing some of your successful business experience.

Dec 15, 2016 03:41 AM #10
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

You are excellent at your niches...keep up the great work!

Dec 16, 2016 06:20 AM #11
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