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.
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
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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