Big Talk Is Easy Without Skin In The Game
Have you ever noticed how advisors to buyers (or sellers) can talk “big” when they don’t have anything at risk. While I’m certain they mean to be helpful, playing brinkmanship when there are zero consequences to the advisor, doesn’t really make for very good advice. Coaching a buyer or seller how to play hardball in negotiations comes across as just big talk, unless they have skin in the game.
I am helping a client of mine here in Sun City Texas located in Georgetown, TX make a home purchase. My client is single and understandably wants the advice and counsel of close friends & advisors. I am all for that and encourage buyers or sellers to use their support group to when making tough decisions. After looking for about a month, my client and I narrowed down the choices to just two properties and it was time to bring in the advisors to give the properties their blessing.
The showing had just begun at the first property when one advisor noticed some nail popping in the drywall ceiling. The advisor proceeds to tell me that all of this needs to be repaired before there is any further interest in the property, write this repair directly into the offer, and when she got done with the seller they would be “giving” my client the property. The advisor even had the gall go tell me she watched HGTV and knew how to do this. For a moment, I felt like standing aside and letting her run with that idea. However, my responsibility to my client comes first.
I let the mini rant finish and we moved on to other items. All in all, the advisors liked this house and gave it thumbs up. After the showings, I debriefed with my client and proposed a process we would use to deal with the nail popping question and proceed to wither an offer. The good news is that my client had the presence of mind to know the advisor was off base and didn’t have any skin in the game.
If you or a client are considering an Active Adult lifestyle in a 55+ Community and want to learn more about the advantages of Sun City TX Real Estate located in Georgetown, Texas 78633, give Brian Rugg of Rugg Realty a call. Rugg Realty specializes in Sun City Texas real estate focused on Sun City Texas new homes for sale and Sun City TX resale homes for sale properties. If you are selling a home Sun City Texas, contact Brian Rugg for a no nonsense market analysis and marking plan. Call Brian at 512-966-3200, e-mail Brian@RuggRealty.com or visit www.SunCityTXRealEstate.com.
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