Buyers, why do you play hard to get?

I've found that many buyers resist my offers of help. I don't use people to just make money. Sure, at the end of the day, I have bills to pay just like everyone else. But I LOVE my job and truly get a lot of satisfaction at helping people find a new home. I'm a true professional with my client's best interests at heart. I go the extra mile for my clients...I just don't understand why some people are so hesitant to accept any help in a transaction that involves hundreds of thousands of dollars. Buyers, help me understand you and what your needs and wants are so I can serve you better!!! PLEASE!

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LOL :-)

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Let it begin.  LOL.

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"I don't use people to just make money."

 

Do you do it for fun too?

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Oh dear, this is rather an unfortunate first post. Duck.
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I bet $5 tiny never responds to this post and her #2 post is the start of another Infomercial for a new thread.

 

Any takers

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Could someone so earnest sounding be a drive-by? Yep, I bet you're right.
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I have worked with an agent as a buyer.  He did a very good job for me, but he only worked 15 hours for me. (showing me different houses and submitting contracts on 2 of them, 1 of which went all the way to close before the seller changed her mind and backed out) 

 

I have no complaints, and i enjoyed working with him, but his 3% would have been around $6600.  $6600 for 12 hours actually spent with me, and I'm "giving" him 3 hours to round it up to a solid 15.  (that three hours should cover any brief phone time with me, setting me up for MLS emails, etc)

 

I just don't believe that 15 hours is worth $6600.  I found his service valuable, and he did "negotiate"  my home price a little lower, but $440 an hour seems excessive.  I would be willing to pay him a solid hourly wage plus gas and any expenses, and then a merit bonus for "negotiating".  

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Waaaaa Tiny needs commish! wwaaaaaaaa!!!
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aapostrophe, add the fact that they don't need any college education.
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Huh?  What are you even talking about?

 

 

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LOL

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Tiny,

 

A typical house in my area costs about $500,000. Help me negotiate the price down to $300,000 and you will see how easy to get I am!

 

 

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Career transition time

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Okay, someone please explain to me why agents do this. The drive by seems to a staple NAR tactic. I read industry sites (EX: ActiveRain) and know you even do it to each other. I find it so odd.
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*to be
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They are ones that haven't lurked long enough to know who the zillow audience is.  They just jump into the shark tank thinking they're going to feed on minnows.

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We got another live on on the thrad 'Housing bottom is here..."

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It seems so desperate and well...tacky. I used to feel insulted, but now I almost feel sorry...contemptuous, but a little sorry for someone so dopey.
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I think that unless they are finding houses I cant they are mainly needed for the paperwork and an attorney can do that too , but I suppose that they do pass on any gossip they have about the seller of a home and why they want to sell but many dont really negotiate a lower price.

 

Lisa

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I think I smell blood in this shark tank! LOL

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Each time they or lenders post they go to the top of the contributors list in find a pro. Might be why they  do this?

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Aha. Thanks, I would never have figured it out. Such shamelessness...
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Really Dunespeak? I recently added myself to find a pro...you get bumped up when you post? gotta check it out fr 95020

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I'll be gosh darned...I thought it was based on most contributions

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They were talking about it earlier in mortgage, just checked and you were at the top Realtor-gri

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Now I'm gonna hafta pay people to log on and post for me when I'm not around. (pay people LoL)

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lol GRI we are going to see much more of you now that you know the drill

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If that is true, this board is going to be flooded with silly posts. Zillow better change that asap, or hire more mods lol

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Silly posts? Oh you mean the RE shills claiming it's the best time to buy.
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You just might be on to something JustynK,
Today seems to “real estate agent day” on Zillow maybe people are catching on.

No NTETS, I have and will continue to be pretty busy these days.
Not to mention the lack of internet at home for awhile longer. UGH :-)

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