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Old 10-18-2018, 04:37 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Easier to insist on things like that in a hot market, though. Although I agree that it's probably the way to go, even in slower markets, just for reasons like this. The buyer wasted a lot of the seller's time with his offer.
We’ve been on both sides of the fence...house 1 took 2 weeks, house 2 took 5 days, house 3 took 3+ years, and by that time, we would take any sort of offer within reason. Sometimes you have more bargaining power than other times.
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:40 PM
 
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Well update. The buyers weren't even qualified. (Can I slap their agent for that?)
His father decided not to give them the money he promised sooo.... Still showing. Open house last weekend with 3 couples looking. Ugh.
And here I am in CA making that CT mortgage payment. At least the guy - who still lives there has agreed to start paying half.
Sorry to hear that.

I heard from two realtors recently that some people like looking at houses they cannot afford or they have credit issues. This was shocking to me because we always pre qualified before we started house hunting. Why waste your time, the sellers time and the realtors time?
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Sorry to hear that.

I heard from two realtors recently that some people like looking at houses they cannot afford or they have credit issues. This was shocking to me because we always pre qualified before we started house hunting. Why waste your time, the sellers time and the realtors time?

The influence of HGTV, perhaps? How many of those house hunting shows start with the buyers stating their budget and saying "whatever we do we can;t go over x amount of dollars". Then the realtor shows them houses above it and they end up choosing some place that was significantly above the top dollar in their budget? It's a terrible message they send, and they do it quite a lot.

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Old 10-20-2018, 08:08 AM
 
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Showing today. I'm kind of thinking "why buy ever again?"
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:42 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Showing today. I'm kind of thinking "why buy ever again?"
Our friends were selling their house at the same time as we were, and theirs took 3 years, too. They have rented ever since. This was in 2007-2010....nothing like the climate now.

Be of good cheer, hunterseat, it’s only been a month. Someone will come along soon.
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:43 PM
 
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Showing cancelled. Mercy.
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:44 PM
 
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Lower the price, and don't take a penny less, at least for a few weeks..then raise it...it often brings the rats out of their cage. Amazon uses this tactic..put something in your cart for a few months, like a pair of New Balance...watch how often they change prices. My last sale, I did a 6% price drop for a few weeks, then raised it back..a day later, three generations show up offering the full amount of my lowered price, and they paid 100% of closing costs. Netted more, and got it done.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:03 AM
 
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Thanks for the suggestion, Hal. I sent it along to my "partner" who is on site and negotiates for me, and my agent. I'll see what they think.
I just wish the guy would install fixtures and frame walls for a half bath in the basement. The plumbing's there.
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Old 11-06-2018, 11:56 PM
 
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Got a contract. Fingers crossed and praying.
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:17 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Got a contract. Fingers crossed and praying.
Good luck!!!
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