What Does it Take to Pull the Trigger on Home Buying?

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Rarely do I oversleep in Hawaii, but this morning I did not wake up until the Lowe's contractor guys were hitting my Ring Doorbell, which chimes very loudly in our master bedroom. BTW, I highly recommend getting the Chime feature doohickey for that contraption. Pulled me out of a sound sleep.

I had almost forgotten about the conversation I had about buyers with an agent yesterday. Maybe because I was too busy fending off the agents who wanted to "discuss" sales prices on certain properties. They were trying to "build a case" for their lowball buyer. That buyer sitting on the sidelines, watching the market. That buyer who mistakenly thinks they know the neighborhood oh-so-well, only to watch that dream house fly into escrow with two offers.

You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: How Much of a Deal Do Home Buyers Need to Get?

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Elizabeth- I think you make an excellent point. Some people lose sight of what they're doing and the whole thing becomes about the game and winning. Ideally, transactions should be a win-win situation and I feel badly for the agents who have to try to split a $2,000 difference. 

Dec 03, 2018 05:05 PM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Elizabeth. There are no explanations that make a lowball offer viable in my view unless the home is really overpriced.

Dec 04, 2018 07:18 AM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

"This is no longer about buying a house.  Tis is about the game."  You're absolutely right about that, Elizabeth!

Dec 04, 2018 08:59 AM #3
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