Everyone has a story, "I am sorry but the price is price."

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I have been in this business for 14 years, not a super long time but not a short time either. It never ceases to amaze me when people think that I should lower the price to their comfort or income level. I actually had a realtor once tell me I had to lower the price of their clients chosen choice of home because he had a son that was going to college soon and they could only afford X. I smiled sweetly and said I have a 2 sons and they are going to college so I need to raise the price so that I can afford to pay for their education." He looked stunned but I think he got the point. I had a prospective buyer tell me his sob story and why he could not sell his other home so he could afford X. I said I understood but the  boss sets the price not me and the price is the price no matter what. Just another day in the real estate world.

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Comments (12)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

They certainly never ceases to both amaze and not amaze all at once. :)

Jul 07, 2018 03:13 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Yolanda - sometimes the stories we hear are like - you can't be serious! You didn't just say that! The price is the price folks!

Jul 07, 2018 03:52 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh boy, it's nearly as bad as the seller saying " It has to sell for this price because I need this amount." Crazy making at times isn't it? Hahaha. All you can do is shake your head and secretly wish them along their way to find solutions. :) 

Jul 07, 2018 04:01 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Yolanda- I wonder if these people truly believe that the world revolves around them?!

Jul 07, 2018 04:50 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yolanda, OH MY, that was a really good come-back, and you are so right.   Cannot believe a REALTOR would say that to you.

Jul 07, 2018 06:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yolanda, love the stories, they make good conversation at dinner parties, conversation with friends and great food for blog posts but that is about it:))Endre

Jul 07, 2018 11:36 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

In doing a few rentals over the years, I have heard some crazy stories as well.  I guess some people figure that since they put themselves in a bad situation, others should feel sorry for them and help them out.  The people that I respected the most were the ones that own up to the bad situation they put themselves in, didn't try to use it as an excuse, but rather showed that they were willing to work hard to get themselves out of it and go forward under the terms that the owner had set.

Jul 08, 2018 07:58 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Yolanda. Funny post and very true. Enjoy the day.

Jul 08, 2018 09:15 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Endre Barath, Jr. My exact thoughts before this business I never had great stories oil is rather matter of fact, but now I will never run out of stories.

Jul 08, 2018 10:43 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Their problems are only personal problems, and have nothing to do with the value of the home, and what it is likely to sell for when marketed to a qualified buyer.

Jul 08, 2018 01:36 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have run into a couple of smarty pants that thought they knew the market and what the prices should be. The seller sets the listing price and the buyer can make an offer.

Jul 09, 2018 04:55 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Yolanda, for sharing your experience.

Have an outstanding week.

Jul 10, 2018 04:37 AM

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