Top 10 List Of Things Not To Say To Buyers | Homeowners Don't Say That!

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Top 10 List Of Things Not To Say To Buyers | Homeowners Don't Say That!
 
You're excited and anxious to sell your house, but sometimes being around and answering buyer's questions can hurt your chance of getting the best price possible. Here are our Top 10 List of scenarios we have recently heard Sellers say to a buyer
 
1. We love living here, but the payments are too high for us to manage ~ Now the buyer knows there is financial pressure.
 
2. We have to get out of here, we can't stand the neighbors ~ Surely you don't think this is going to give the buyer a reason to buy your house now.
 
3. My husband is being transferred and we need the money from this house to buy our new one ~ Now the buyer knows there is time pressure.
 
4. We can't stand these winters anymore ~ So the buyer now knows you don't want to spend another cold winter in this house.
 
5. We lost our jobs ~ They now are aware of the financial reason again that you will take less.
 
6. Can't wait to sell because we're getting a divorce and want to get rid of this place ~ Urgency in taking a lower price.
 
7. Our house has been on the market for months and you're our first showing ~ Okay, buyers are now wondering what's wrong with this house.
 
8. We would like the price we are asking, but we will definitely take less ~ You just lowered the buyers offer.
 
9. I like living in this community, but I wish I didn't buy this end unit near the main road and parking lot ~ Yes, we really just heard this last weekend!
 
10. It's been on the market so long, I hope you buy it finally ~ We don't even have to comment for this one!
 
 
The best advise to put more money in your pocket as the Seller is to not be around when buyers visit. If the buyers agent or buyer asks any questions, refer them back to your listing agent for the answers.
 
If you want to make sure that you're in the strongest position to negotiate the highest price for your home, don't answer any questions without your Realtor ~
 
So, Mr. & Mrs. Seller, the next time there's a showing appointment, your absence would greatly be appreciated!
 
When you are looking to buy or sell on The North Shore of Long Island Real Estate, please contact Larry & Sheila, Realtors with Charles Rutenberg Realty at 631-805-4400.

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Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Larry & Sheila, GREAT post, and SUGGEST!     I always (joking) tell the sellers to please be out of the home during showings, as any GREAT Realtor can ask a few questions, and the seller will not realize they just got all the motivation!     I tell sellers I have duct tape in my trunk --- just FOR THEM!   LOL

Aug 15, 2011 08:33 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
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Good morning Larry and Sheila.

This is a great list...

Have a nice day.

Aug 15, 2011 08:40 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Larry & Sheila - great post!  This has been my Number 1 suggestion to sellers for many years - LEAVE HOME DURING A SHOWING!  Potential buyers and the showing agent will often try to get information from sellers and the sellers, trying to be nice, often say just the right thing to make them run!  I posted on this a while back saying that if at all possible the sellers should leave home.  Good advise needs to be constantly put out.  Nicely done.

Aug 15, 2011 08:59 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I admit - if a seller is home, I'll probe a little bit.  Sellers should not be home, or if they must be, then they should be out of sight with duct tape on their mouths!

Aug 15, 2011 10:32 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)
Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Joan, Funny...almost put a photo in that had a duct-taped mouth!

Joshua, Thanks Have a great week!

Barbara, Will check out your post on this...Sellers don't understand that the slightest thing they might mention, can change the outlook entirely!

Margaret, If they must be home, they should make themselves "invisible"

Aug 15, 2011 12:10 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Gave this post a nudge.  Excellent advice to keep quiet and NOT be around when buyers come through.

Aug 15, 2011 01:03 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC - Aurora, CO
Your Real Estate Resource For Life!

L & S.  It is slways so scary when the sellers talk to the buyers.  They always seem to disclose information that is better left un-said.

Aug 15, 2011 01:46 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Larry and Sheila, If at all possible...I always ask the Sellers to leave during a showing. Suggested.

Aug 15, 2011 02:46 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales a

Terrific post Larry and Sheila, how about "if you buy it I'll throw in the washer and dryer" being said as the buyers are leaving.  Any presence by the seller at a showing even if they have duct tape on their mouth can make a buyer uncomfortable and run through the home too quickly and not appreciate it's strong points.

Aug 15, 2011 03:23 PM #9
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Toni Weidman
Re/Max Sunset Realty - Trinity, FL
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Good post, L/S. Another one they sometimes say; The neighbors are not very nice here. Eeek

Aug 15, 2011 03:27 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Vickie Nagy
Vickie Nagy, Broker Associate Realty ONE Group BMC Associates | BRE#01363932 - San Ramon, CA
Broker for San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton
I like to keep distance between buyers and sellers as one never knows how the other party will interpret a seemingly innocent statement.
Aug 15, 2011 03:47 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)
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Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Anita, Leaving the home for a little while is suggested, but some sellers INSIST they know their house better than anyone else!

Belinda, Saying the wrong thing happens too often and the sellers don't even realize it!

Rebecca, So many times they slip and say something that could ruin the deal!

Aug 15, 2011 08:02 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Al, That's the point, they will leave without appreciating it all!

Toni, Yes that's our number 2 point on the list.

Vickie, Right there can be different versions to seemingly innocent statements!

Aug 16, 2011 07:18 AM #13
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