Buyers Looking for Homes. Mr. & Mrs. Seller, Please Take Pity on These Los Angeles Home Buyers

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Real Estate Agent with Power Brokers Int'l BRE# 01439865

Mr. & Mrs. Seller, I know you really love your home and are loathe to give itHouse for Sale up, but there are so many worthy Los Angeles home buyers out there who would be glad to take your it over and give it the love and caring you have lavished on it for so many years.

Have a heart. there are buyers out there who have been looking to lay their heads down in a home they love at a price they can afford for so long.

They have rushed to homes that seemed such bargains only to trip on a loose floorboard or wonder what happened to the kitchen sink. 

They have looked at homes they would give their eye teeth to buy but could not afford, just wishing that the seller would meet the sales price of the nearest comparable that went into multiples because it was well priced.  They tried to get that one but there was that one cash buyer.....

There is a lot of inventory out there, but it is out there for a reason.  Yours is the home they want.

Don't be afraid. There are so many Los Angeles home buyers out there willing to give you a fair price for your home. There are buyers out there not looking to steal your property.  They want to treat you like they want to be treated, with mutual respect. 

And they are qualified.  They are going to get a loan.  They are not going to nickel and dime you to death with unreasonable requests for repairs.  They are going to do their utmost to meet all the deadlines and close the deal on time. 

These buyers are going to love and honor your home as you have, so you don't need to worry in whose hands you are leaving it.  You can move on to your new lives and give your new home the tender loving care the previous owners gave it.


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Rainer
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Kathryn Maguire
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881

Such a kind and human face you have painted on potential buyers.  There ARE people who are earnest in their home search, not just greedy people wanting to score a deal.  This was a nice way to start the morning!

November 13, 2010 07:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Mary Douglas
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
United Country Ponderosa Realty

Hi Jane, When sellers are presented with a fair offer and can see current comps supporting that offer- it's time to move forward.  For those who have such an emotional attachment to their home, maybe pity is a new emotion they should try. :>)

November 13, 2010 09:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Peggy Hughes
SF NYC LA
PHA/Peggy Hughes Associates - Professional Moving Organizer

Jane - very well written.  I think putting your positive energy out there will help!

November 13, 2010 09:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Jack Mossman - The Nines Team in Lodi
The Nines Team in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams

Heck Jane - I read the whole post waiting for the other shoe to drop .... but happily, it concluded with the same benefit that it began!  Great job and thanks for the illustration ...  We do seem to have a lot of sellers wanting to get on with their lives ... just uncertain that they are making the right decisions at this moment in time!

November 13, 2010 03:40 PM
Rainmaker
881,825
Jane Peters
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
Power Brokers Int'l

Leslie,  sending good vibes.  :)

Charles,  or the sellers.

Bill,  thank y

Ed,  and there are buyers out there who just want to find a home.  No funny business.

Roger,  thank you.  I appreciate it.  The feeling's mutual.

Dorie,  I don't blame anyone for trying.  All we can do is provide the facts and hope that they sink in.

Kathryn,  thank you.  Working with buyers right now is frustrating.  They just can't find what they want, and they are honest, sincerely people.

Mary,  if buyer and seller sat down with each other they would see that they are really the same.  Just wanting to conduct an honest business exchange.

Peggy,  thank you kindly. 

Jack,  whenever one needs to sell, or really wants to that is the time.  There is no "right" time.

November 13, 2010 04:17 PM
Rainmaker
478,911
Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor
Boca Raton, Delray & Highland Beach- 561-716-7824
Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL

Jane,  This speaks to south Florida as well.  Good post!

November 13, 2010 06:54 PM
Rainmaker
881,825
Jane Peters
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
Power Brokers Int'l

Elyse,  thank you.  The bigger cities suffer from this more than the rest I think.

November 13, 2010 07:00 PM
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Debe Maxwell
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate

Hi Jane!  I agree with the others--it seems that we just can't come to terms and it's SO incredibly sad!  The sellers wind up sitting on it as it looses value, then taking less than that first offer as they realize, down the road, that they could have gotten more money for their home had they not been greedy!

BTW, thanks for the heads-up again!  I mistakenly used the original one AGAIN!  I SO appreciate the extra set of eyes!

 

November 13, 2010 07:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Jane Peters
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
Power Brokers Int'l

Debe,  I see it was changed.  You are right.  If everyone started off in less of a battle mode, things would go much smoother for all.

November 13, 2010 07:23 PM
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Charita Cadenhead
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
Keller Williams Realty

In short:  Mr. and Mrs. Seller, get REAL.  Do you or don't you want to sell this house?

November 13, 2010 08:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Jane Peters
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
Power Brokers Int'l

Charita,  something like that :)

November 13, 2010 11:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Lori Cain
Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
Chinowth & Cohen Realtors

I've spent three frustrating weeks with a very special buyer (and a referral from another Rainer) and I'm shocked at some of the ugly houses we've seen. Sellers, get your home ready to sell - I have a very qualified buyer!

November 14, 2010 11:46 PM
Rainmaker
881,825
Jane Peters
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
Power Brokers Int'l

Lori,  frustrating, isn't it.

November 14, 2010 11:50 PM
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Craig Rutman
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
Helping people in transition

Yes sellers are not making as much on the sale of their homes as they used to. But once they've committed to sell, all offers need to be considered. The carrying costs of keeping a home on the market weighed out against a lower than expected offer might just be the difference between "For Sale" and "Sold".

November 15, 2010 08:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
Authentic Feng Shui Expert
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island

Jane, you have made some wonderful points in your message to the real estate universe on how to help buyers and sellers :) As I was reading I could see an animation taking place in my mind :) Have a great day!

November 15, 2010 12:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Jane Peters
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
Power Brokers Int'l

Craig,  very good points.

Laura,  thank you.  I wonder what the animation was :)

November 15, 2010 12:58 PM
Rainmaker
545,591
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN

A reasonable offer and lets get this sale worked out for both sides.

November 15, 2010 08:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Jane Peters
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
Power Brokers Int'l

Carol,  amen to that.

November 15, 2010 08:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California)

Jane...um...if I ask nicely, would you please ask just one of those delightful buyers if they wouldn't mind buying a home in Roseville, CA? I have a new listing that even includes the kitchen sink and I promise that they will be treated very kindly. They'll save bunches on HOA dues, too...only $155 per month! :)

Leilani

November 16, 2010 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
598,840
Donne Knudsen
CalState Realty Services
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA

Jane - OY VEY!!!  You're singing to the choir on this one.  This letter could be written by anyone and all of my clients.   Unfortunately, when working with REO's and their LA's, they way as well be banging their heads against a brick wall.

November 20, 2010 02:18 PM
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