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When Karen Comes Calling...

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

When Karen Comes Calling...

 

High pressure sales tactics are a thing of the past for good reason, but some telemarketers have a problem with the word, NO! And so it goes with a recent phone call...

 

"Hi, this is Karen. How are you Wanda?"

     "Fantastic and you?"

 

"Fine. We’d like to buy the home you have listed."

     "Which one?"

 

"The one in Washington County. The only thing we ask is that the owner carry 60% of the note and within 3 to five years it will be paid off."

"Is that something the owner is interested in?"

     "No, but thank you Karen!"

 

"But we have private money lenders…"

     "Not interested."

 

"This is something that is gaining in popularity..."

     "Sellers want to sell and move on."

 

"You’ll get paid your total commission at closing in 10 days..."

     "No, thank you. I do not chase the money. The house will sell."

 

No more needs to be said. Buh-bye now Karen! 👋

 

Having a full conversation with sellers regarding what they are willing to accept prior to listing, means knowing up front how to respond to solicitations or schemes, especially the above example.

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin is a southern Utah REALTOR® assisting buyers and sellers in in the St. George area, Dammeron Valley, Diamond Valley, Veyo, Central, Hurricane, Ivins, La Verkin, Leeds, Santa Clara, and Washington real estate markets.
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Wanda,  I am getting these calls at least once a week but this week the word is out that we had hail last week and got 5 calls yesterday for FREE roof inspections.   NO

Jun 07, 2024 09:13 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

When I get a no, unless it is a fsbo or an expired, I move on.  Otherwise, I ask questions. 

Jun 07, 2024 09:41 AM
KAREN SANCHEZ
Reputable Realty - Apple Valley, CA
...Marketing your home like no one else will.

People can be so rude.    We do what's best for our client not what's best for some random person that calls us.

Jun 07, 2024 11:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've only ever had one call like that where a prospective buyer insisted a home seller would be "thrilled" with offering buyer financing. But I've had other calls that tell you in one minute that the buyers have no clue about the market in terms of what they are offering.

Jun 07, 2024 12:51 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! are they aware we are still in a Sellers Market, and NO need to get creative on sales???

Jun 07, 2024 01:25 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Opportunists are everywhere, just waiting Will Hamm! What you describe no longer surprises me.

Jun 07, 2024 01:34 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

The woman was representing a company that uses seller financing as part of their business model. My clients are not interested, Michael Elliott!

Jun 07, 2024 01:35 PM
Michael Elliott

Are they flippers?

Jun 07, 2024 02:06 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

Unsure but she wasn’t local. That I do know, Michael Elliott!

Jun 07, 2024 02:33 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Absolutely correct, KAREN SANCHEZ! Thank you for the support.

Jun 07, 2024 01:37 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

 I don't have Karen calling me, but I am getting a lot of calls asking me to sell my home with anxious buyers ready .

Jun 07, 2024 02:02 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Seller financing works for those who are looking to enter that type of agreement. The woman who called didn’t or couldn’t confirm the address that her company was interested in, Nina Hollander, Broker!

Jun 07, 2024 02:31 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Seemed like a fishing expedition, George Souto and was looking to get somebody hooked. Wasn’t biting though!

Jun 07, 2024 02:36 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Have had that as well, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754. We will buy your property as-is but need to send our home inspector to make sure we drop our offer by $100K for necessary repairs that will be discovered!

Jun 07, 2024 02:40 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

Insert sarcastic font…

Jun 07, 2024 02:42 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! Sometimes I don't answer the phone  if I do not know the number on the other end the callers are getting ridiculous 

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Jun 07, 2024 02:51 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

It looked like a local number so I answered but did not allow the person on the other end to make any progress with the proposal. Was polite and to the point, which worked, Hannah Williams!

Jun 07, 2024 06:03 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I get these calls all the time for my land listings... they are not Karens but John, Jack and Joe's:)Endre

Jun 07, 2024 10:55 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You handled that perfectly!  When people are trying to scam sellers, I will call them out on that and they don't like it at all.  They think they are slick with their scheme, but when it comes right down to it, it's just a scam, haha.

Jun 08, 2024 06:28 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Her name really was Karen, Endre Barath, Jr.. I get text messages from nameless people asking if I can answer a question or if I can help them purchase a property...call me then and let's talk! 

Jun 08, 2024 04:15 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Have had many years of experience with those type of salespeople, Brian England. They will most likely do just fine without me involved! I prefer it that way.

Jun 08, 2024 04:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  when I get a nameless text I reply back " and who do  I have the pleasure of communicating with??"Endre

Jun 08, 2024 06:22 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Not knowing the address of the home they are wanting to buy seems to be a clear sign there is no buyer!  Don't mess with Wanda!!!

Jun 08, 2024 10:59 PM