Einstein Rejected Quantum Entanglement as Impossible

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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?

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Research is something that many are not fond of,  Common sense has become rare, and logic left with common sense on a trip to the moon.  

We called these type of offers as bottom feeders!  Just another day in the wild and crazy universe.  A

Jun 26, 2017 07:48 AM #1
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

How hard is it, Ron and Alexandra Seigel , to click on a link in MLS that will open a Realist report with all of the information? Even bottom feeders need to make sense for a deal to come together.

Jun 26, 2017 07:53 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Elizabeth -- so much of what happens in real estate is pretty simple.   Why people choose to complicate matters is a never ending source of some major head-scratching.  

Jun 26, 2017 08:02 AM #3
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - I have found that the less I talk, the more I learn. Am going through this right now. The buyers agent is trying to feed me a lot of information which is supposed to make me go to my seller and beat him down in price. Hey, that's why he hired his own agent, me, to be the buffer. Pay the price or move on. PS. As to Quantum Entanglement, did your cat just scratch you because I am bleeding here. Cats don't scratch me, they LOVE me.

Jun 26, 2017 11:53 AM #4
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Quantum entanglement is not something I've heard of, but your description now has me curious.  

Jun 26, 2017 12:50 PM #5
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® You make me laugh. And you're much nicer to listen to that crap than I am. When they start in with a laundry list of stuff that's wrong, it's sort of insulting. Don't they think we know what is wrong? Don't they think we priced it accordingly, taking that stuff into consideration. Or, don't they think?

Don't answer that.

Jun 26, 2017 02:54 PM #6
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Chris Ann Cleland Hey, I never heard of it before either. I don't read stuff about physics, I'm an English major. But now I want to know more, too. Funny how getting older does that to you. You think you know all the boring stuff to ignore when you're young, and then one day, a light bulb goes off.

There is so much about the world that I find fascinating now.

Jun 26, 2017 02:57 PM #7
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, sure sounds like that Buyer's agent did not do their homework prior to your conversation.  Good luck, and hope you see other reasonable offers.

Jun 27, 2017 06:04 AM #8
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