Dear Readers -
ActiveRain's own Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland has shared may wonderful ideas with us over the years. From her "POP UP OPEN HOUSES" to her Themed Open Houses to her general common sense, her posts teach us every time!
Margaret's book, Real Estate the ROME Way, offers many suggestions for AR members and other real estate professionals. She describes herself as a Type E personality.
"The original idea for the book was to write about Type E. The quiz for Type E personality can be found on the first page of my website www.HomeRome.com You can take the quiz in a minute or two. It consists of 10 yes, no, maybe questions. When you have your score, there is an easy explanation describing your results. I have the quiz in the book along with examples of how a Type E person functions."
Check out other posts from Margaret:
- Where Did You Get Those Cute Signs?
- Buy or Sell First - Reverse Contingency
- What is Advertising? Let Me Count The Ways ...
- Walk the Walk or Talk the Talk
- Accelerated Marketing
- Bad Decisions
- Members: MeMe Challenge
All the best - Lynn
PS If I haven't thanked you personally for reading my Blog, let me do so right now! I really appreciate your stopping by and (perhaps) commenting! L.
Is it negotiable?
This is almost always the second question after asking for the price.
Hmm...Isn't everything in life negotiable?
I have seen many low offers that have made it through to closing.
You cannot insult me with a low ball offer and I will not allow my seller to be insulted.
The people who visited your home, showed your home and made NO offer...were the insulting ones.
When someone takes time to write, submit, provide financial proof, choses a lender, a title company, produces earnest money, decides on various dates.. closing, inspections etc.. and...
signs forty pages..
that is not an insult..that is an offer!
The seller does NOT have to accept.. but it is the start of negotiations.
Please respond with a thank you.
Even in a sellers market, even if it is really low, even if you and the seller "think" it's an insult...do NOT convey that to the buyer and agent.
If it cannot be negotiated...just an
" We appreciate the offer but no thank you."
works very well.
Even when there are multiple offers...this is the right response.
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home
Call Margaret Rome