Big Talk Is Easy Without Skin In The Game

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-966-3200

 

 

Big Talk Is Easy Without Skin In The Game

 

 

 

Have you ever noticed how advisors to buyers (or sellers) can talk “big” Sun City Texaswhen 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.

 

Sun City TexasThe 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.  Sun City TexasAll 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.

 

 

 

Rugg Realty LLC Sun City TexasIf 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.

 

Rugg Realty LLC is an independent broker serving Sun City Texas and not affiliated with Pulte or Del Webb.

 

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Brian Rugg

Rugg Realty, Sun City Texas, Georgetown TX

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Depending on the market, most hard ball negotiators loose out on deals.

Jul 28, 2012 09:44 AM #1
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Hello Edward & Celia:

Play hard ball on your own negotiation is one thing, playing hard ball on someones else's is another mater.

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I have to laugh-I don't know how many times we run into this as Realtors? It get's pretty comical sometimes.

Jul 28, 2012 10:55 AM #3
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Adrian: comical enough for sure once its behind us, but serious when it occurs.

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Brian, you represent your buyers and sellers very solid without the hardball negotiations!   Kudos!

Jul 28, 2012 07:52 PM #5
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Hello Joan: thanks for the Kudos. I've never seen the value in hardball. After-all, unreasonable demands are just that...unreasonable.

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