A tale of two houses

I’ve heard the phrase “With the internet we wont need Real Estate Agents anymore”

Really?  Well that means Realtors don’t think, have nothing to add to the process, don’t earn their money.

Now for reality.

Not too long ago, my buyer told me “I would not buy that house, no way, no how.  It stinks, trash all over the place, and it’s priced too high”  OK, fair assessment and accurate too.

Deal dies, right?  Without a Realtor, yes, it’s dead.  Internet does not think, has no original thoughts.

Realtor to the rescue.  

Me; Mr. and Mrs buyer, is this house in the area you want to live in?

Buyer; yes.

Me; is it big enought for you?

Buyer;  yes.

Me;  I’ve been watching the price drop, what if I told you that if you got this unit for the price you want to spend, had enought left over to do cosmedic fix ups, made it just the way you like it to look, would you buy it?

Buyer;  yes.

Me;  Let’s take another look.

Buyer; OK

After the second viewing, I get a low offer, but reasonable.

I call the selling agent, make the offer, agent laughs a little.

A week goes buy, selling agent calls me back.

Selling agent;  are your buyers still interested in that house.

Me;  yes.

Selling agent;  SOLD.

Now the buyers had contractors come in, spent about $15,000 and the unit looks like new.

If they were to sell this house today, they would get about $80,000 more then what they paid for it, but that’s not the case, they want to live there.

So, Thank the good Lord for the internet, but also thank Him that he gave us a brain and the will to use it.  Seller is happy, selling agent is happy, buyer is happy, buyers agent is happy.

Happy, happy, happy.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s