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

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!

Nov 13, 2010 07:48 AM #11
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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

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. :>)

Nov 13, 2010 09:17 AM #12
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Peggy Hughes
PHA/Peggy Hughes Associates - Professional Moving Organizer - San Francisco, CA
SF NYC LA

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

Nov 13, 2010 09:58 AM #13
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Jack Mossman - The Nines Team in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

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!

Nov 13, 2010 03:40 PM #14
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
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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.

Nov 13, 2010 04:17 PM #15
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Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor
Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton, Delray & Highland Beach- 561-716-7824

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

Nov 13, 2010 06:54 PM #16
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
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Elyse,  thank you.  The bigger cities suffer from this more than the rest I think.

Nov 13, 2010 07:00 PM #17
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Debe Maxwell
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

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!

 

Nov 13, 2010 07:11 PM #18
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
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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.

Nov 13, 2010 07:23 PM #19
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

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

Nov 13, 2010 08:27 PM #20
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
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Charita,  something like that :)

Nov 13, 2010 11:04 PM #21
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Lori Cain
Chinowth & Cohen Realtors - Tulsa, OK
Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer

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!

Nov 14, 2010 11:46 PM #22
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
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Lori,  frustrating, isn't it.

Nov 14, 2010 11:50 PM #23
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Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

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".

Nov 15, 2010 08:28 AM #24
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Authentic Feng Shui Expert

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!

Nov 15, 2010 12:57 PM #25
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene

Craig,  very good points.

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

Nov 15, 2010 12:58 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

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

Nov 15, 2010 08:30 PM #27
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
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Carol,  amen to that.

Nov 15, 2010 08:52 PM #28
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California) - Roseville, CA
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals

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

Nov 16, 2010 05:04 AM #29
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Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

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.

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