Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Mason McDuffie
3320 Grand Ave. Oakland CA 94610 (510) 834-2010, (510) 418-9443, Ernest@GoErnest.com.
Real estate service in regular sales (equity), foreclosure (REO, Real Estate Owned), short sales, probates, trusts, conservatorships, single family residences, luxury homes, condos, and multi-units. Also, skilled with 203K loans, divorces, flips, and BPOs (Broker Price Opinion). Service in small commercial real estate.
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This Week's Real Estate Story
- No I Won't Overprice Your Home
There are very few reasons why I would turn down a listing, but the #1 is when a seller is entirely unrealistic about pricing. I know the market, I know what sells, and I know I'm not doing my job if I price a property well above what the market dictates.
Met with a seller who was very unrealistic on price & would not budge. I showed comparable sales, I showed current listings, I showed listings that were overpriced and expired. I heard "this is what Zillow says", "that house isn't as nice as mine", "but 10 years ago". I had an answer for each "but", and still couldn't get through. Stuck in the mud. At that point I knew it was time to say, I'm sorry I can't help you and walked away.
A few agents might go along just to get the listing & then do price cuts like a Black Friday sale, that's just not what I want to do. I want to price your house so we get a lot of people in the door, & we sell it quickly. Don't shoot yourself in the foot right out of the gate by pricing your house too high.
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