It depends...

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

This is one of my favorite real estate responses, it depends. An agent will be asked a seemingly easy question to answer by their client, and they may very well respond, it depends. Do you know why? Well, you guessed it, it depends.

Many questions asked in the normal course of events in real estate can have a slew of different answers depending upon the situation. For instance, when a buyer asks, will the seller want to keep the window treatments? The answer depends on what is in the contract. If there is nothing in the contract, the agents will need to get together and find out what the seller has in mind. Therefore, it depends.

The easiest way to get rid of the, it depends, conundrum, is to make sure all possibilities are addressed in the contract between buyer and seller. This cuts down on the questions. Does this always work?


It depends...

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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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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Peter - "It Depends" is an appropriate response for many reasons but most of all because it's accurate. As you wrote so much of it is situational and is based on the people, places and other aspects of life. 

Mar 12, 2019 10:53 AM #1
Faye Y. Taylor
StepStone Realty, LLC - Floresville, TX
Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia & San Antoni

This is true.  Many things outside the contract are also it depends.  Will we close on time?  Will the parties be able to move past any negiogation points?  When can I move in?  But when you answer it depends and expound on that question, your client can feel confident that you are guiding them through the process. 

Mar 12, 2019 11:56 AM #2
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

"It depends" is often an appropriate response. I had someone in a store ask me whether it was a buyer's market or seller's market. I said, "well, it depends" and they were really surprised. "But the news says..." and I said, It all depends on what town you live in, and where in the town you live, and what kind of home you have. There is truly not one response. 

Mar 12, 2019 12:22 PM #3
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

No matter how well you think you have covered the bases...there is always going to be at least one question that initiates that response.

I've heard some pretty crazy questions. LOL

Mar 12, 2019 12:55 PM #4
Clay R. Seay
Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage - Saint Augustine, FL

It depends is a great answer in many situations in Real Estate. It also presents an opportunity to showcase your expertise when you can explain the different options and why it is not a yes or no questions. What the contract says is critical to being correct with your answer.

Mar 12, 2019 01:16 PM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


"It depends" is an appropriate resonse to many questions asked in all fields and not just real estate.  In our work, we price things differently if we are working with a company, a team or an individual.  The same goes with our web developer, our graphic designer, etc.  A

Mar 12, 2019 01:22 PM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Peter. I think this is thoughtful and that you are right. Nice post.

Mar 13, 2019 08:53 AM #7
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