Sellers who apparently don't want to.

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

Don't want to what? Well, negotiate or sell their home. The poor listing agent is tearing at her hair. Apparently these sellers are a major handful. Let me explain.

About three weeks ago my buyer clients offered to purchase the sellers home. They had mad it known what they would accept in an offer, so we came in very close to that. Unfortunately for us, another offer arrived same day and was a bit better than ours, so we lost out. Ok, that happens.

about 5 days later we notice that the sale has fallen through during due diligence and is back on the market. Not at the price it went under contract for, but $15,000 higher! Really? Not sure why the offer fell through, but my clients said lets try again. So yesterday we made another offer on this home. The agent texts me and start telling me that the seller will not except this, that, and those other things. This before it was even presented.

I am not very hopeful that we will come to an agreement on this home as the seller seems to be unable to negotiate a deal. With the home already on the market for around 180 days, you would think they would be a bit more amenable to work with interested buyers, just say'in.

If you are looking to sell your home, please talk to your agent about how they will help in the negotiations when the offer comes. Have your battle plan well thought out before your home hits the market.

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Peter. I have seen this too and even had a seller like this once. Ironically I had sold numerous homes for them before but they just lost sight of reality and it was terrible.    

Dec 04, 2018 05:18 AM #1
Mike Baltierra
Rise Realty - Eastvale, CA
Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Eastvale CA

We never know sometimes what the sellers are thinking even if we explain to them. 180 days on the market is a long time. They sound like they just don't want to sell and they won't at that price. I like your signature is that new?

Dec 04, 2018 06:34 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Peter - you would think with 180 days on the market and a sale that fell through the sellers would be more reasonable and at least negotiate.

Dec 05, 2018 07:59 AM #3
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