“My job is to get you a lower price. A listing agent’s job is to get the sellers a higher price. Who do you want working for you? I hear this all the time - the thought process generally is that you can get the best deal if you work with one agent when in fact it can actually be a bad deal for you. If you were going into trial or court, would you want an attorney representing both sides? Let me represent you. Let me go to work for you at no cost to you.”
How too low is it? (Let them answer you may not be far off but if you are)
There are plenty of people around who will tell you what you want to hear and stop at nothing to get your signature on the dotted line. A lot of agents you’ll come across, don’t have many listings at any given time.
So, they are desperate to sell you on their services and say anything to win you as a client.
This sweet-talking and high pricing may seem appealing now but isn’t so ideal in three months when you still haven’t received a single offer.
“I'm probably buying my friend's / neighbor's home!”
How Exciting I’m glad you have started the process already! Private deals can occasionally work well. There are two approaches here many choose from:
I can still help advise, negotiate, and bring the transaction to a close. I would just request my compensation from the seller (don’t say friend).
Or you could handle it all ALONE.
Do you have a preference?
For the visual thinkers - a different kind of calendar.