We Can't Answer That Question!

Reblogger Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Real Estate Agent with BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty BR534744000 & BR540649000

Liz and Bill Spear "How negotiable?  That's totally up to the seller!  The best way to find out the answer to that question is to write an offer!"

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Original content by Liz and Bill Spear SAL.2002007747

We Can't Answer That Question!

Working in real estate we get asked LOTS of questions!  It's all part of the business.

And some of those questions we just can't answer!  And it's not because we don't KNOW the answer to the question, but we can't answer due to responsibilities to our clients, or perhaps due to legal reasons.

For example when we're selling a home there are two questions we often get asked by potential buyers:

1.  Why are they selling?

2.  Will they take $X? (and X ISN'T the list price)

Now the first question we MAY be able to answer, but that depends on whether or not the seller has authorized us to answer.  And frankly that's a conversation we have with our sellers right from the start so we know what we can and can't say.  And you can bet if we ARE able to tell, the answer will be a neutral response that doesn't hurt our seller's negotiating leverage, e.g.  "They're downsizing".  You're NOT going to hear "they're divorcing" or "they've got to move out of town to take care of sick relatives".

The second question?  That almost always falls into the "we can't answer" category, and that's even if we DO know the seller's bottom line.  In general asking prices in our section of Ohio are considered negotiable.  How negotiable?  That's totally up to the seller!  The best way to find out the answer to that question is to write an offer!

There are other questions we get that we may not be able to answer either.

Want to know about the demographics of a neighborhood?  There are plenty of sites out there that can give you the answers, but as real estate agents we adhere to Fair Housing laws and that's an answer we can't provide.

Want to know about crime in the area?  That's another question we can't give you the answer for, but if it's a concern please have a chat with the local police.

It never hurts to ask questions of us, but know sometimes we just can't answer the question. 

If you have other questions about real estate, or thinking about buying or selling a Warren County area home?  Just give us a call/text at 513-520-5305 or email Liz@LizSpear.com and we can chat about how we can best assist you!

Serving Warren County area home buyers and sellers,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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Seems like they always ask those two questions.  Never hurts to ask, I suppose!

Dec 28, 2016 04:54 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
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I was just talking about that with someone yesterday. Two "first" questions I hate getting on a cold call is "what will the seller take" and "what is your commission?"

Dec 28, 2016 05:08 AM #2
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. I hope others will read it too. 

Dec 28, 2016 06:05 AM #3
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Thanks for the reblog!  You reached back a ways for this one :)

Dec 28, 2016 06:13 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Agreed Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Dec 29, 2016 04:20 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Have to chuckle at the second question Nina Hollander - my response would be "nunya"! - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Dec 29, 2016 04:21 AM #6
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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I do too Gita Bantwal - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

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You are most welcome Liz and Bill Spear - thanks for authoring!

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