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The Voice of "un" Reason in Real Estate

Unreasonable Sellers

A potential buyer asked the following question on Trulia today.

Are Sellers being reasonable?

…my question to you Pros is, "are sellers being reasonable" - I know that not all sellers listen to their real estate agents and thus we see the property sitting on the market for a long time - do you think they're more reasonable now? What "give" if any are you seeing from the asking prices these days?

 

Being the "Pros" that we are, I’m sure we each have a “reasonable” answer for him and we would all probably make the connection that a seller being reasonable is based on that seller’s individual motivation.

 

Definition of Reasonable


The definitions of “reasonable”:

  • Capable of reasoning; rational: a reasonable person.
  • Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking: a reasonable solution to the problem.
  • Being within the bounds of common sense: arrive home at a reasonable hour.
  • Not excessive or extreme; fair: reasonable prices

 

 


I have my own questions:

Are Buyers being reasonable?

~ I want the seller to pay ME to take this home off their hands!

 

Are Banks being reasonable? 

~ I’ll get back to you soon.  I promise.  Definitely before next Christmas!

 

Are Listing Agents being reasonable? 

~ This home really is special!  That’s why I told this seller I would get them $50k more than the last home closed for in this neighborhood!

 

Are Selling Agents being reasonable?  

~ I know you pulled every string to get me an appointment to show your listing at 9 am on a Sunday morning, but when we drove up, my buyers realized it wasn’t right for them so we didn’t bother going in and I didn’t cancel because I’m just that rude.

 

Are Brokers being reasonable?

~ Don’t take it personally, we all need to work harder for less money

 

crying kid in santa hat

Are my kids being reasonable?

~ I want EVERYTHING for Christmas and I want it NOW!

(Don’t they know we’re in an economic crisis?)

 

 

What is really considered reasonable behavior these days?

 

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JoAnna Siminerio, Weichert Realtors

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Comment balloon 13 commentsGail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio • December 15 2008 09:50AM
The Voice of "un" Reason in Real Estate
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