Are Sellers Shooting Themselves in the Foot?

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Home Inspector with National Property Inspections in SE Washington

Maybe it is just me but does it strike anybody else as odd that so many sellers shot themselves in the foot after they get an accepted offer?

I can't count the number of times I've had buyers suddenly start questioning their decision when the seller leaves the home thrashed after it was immaculate for the showing.

Or sellers that have an offer and refuse to accept an inspection time for the buyers - I had one last week that moved four times because nothing pleased the seller. I finally asked the agent if they really wanted to sell the house because the buyer was getting incredibly aggravated over the whole thing.

Anybody else have a pet peeve like this?

Paul Duffau
WA Lic #215
Asotin WA                 

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Eric Kodner
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Paul, I believe sellers get remorse just as buyers do.  An example would be the seller who receives a pretty good offer in less than thirty days after they list the property for sale and then starts griping that the list price was probably too low.

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Paul Duffau
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Eric,  I hadn't thought of seller's remorse.  Makes some sense though I would think that given market uncertainities sellers should be happy to get things sold.  Even at record low interest rates, sales volume isn't all that high.

 

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