Quite a few of my discussions with buyer's agents in Sacramento follow the same type of protocol. They talk, I speak, and then they go off on some tangent that shows they did not hear a word I said. Like the guy who called to pitch a lowball offer. The message I received was his buyer wanted to pay a certain price. Then, when I spoke to him, he had an even lower price range he was considering / exploring.
If he had pulled up the stats on the property to see the approximate unpaid balance of the mortgage, that would have helped him to understand this particular situation. I shared that information. Further, I had explained that we needed X amount to pay all of the costs of sale, meaning commission and closing costs and mortgage. The agent then asked if we could take LESS than X amount.
Hello? If we take less than X amount, then the difference would be coming out of your commission, I explained, because I'm not giving up my commission. Is that what you want?
No, no, he replied, I don't want to give up my commission. But can you take less than X amount?
See, now we're back to talking about your commission, I responded. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Does Quantum Entanglement Apply to Sacramento Buyer's Agents?