Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

None of the above.

 

A Motivated Seller is a seller with a deadline. 

Jun 04, 2019 12:17 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

There are varying degrees of "motivated"

Jun 04, 2019 08:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Someone who wants to or needs to sell a property regardless of market conditions.... good or bad.  Someone willing to accept the truth about the market value of their home.

Jun 04, 2019 08:58 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Asks me what do we need to do to get this done and then does exactly what I tell them.

Jun 04, 2019 08:35 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

All offers invited.

Jun 04, 2019 10:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

one who has NO OPTIONS other than selling.... period.

 

Jun 04, 2019 09:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

One who needs to sell their home. One who listens to my recommendations regarding staging and pricing.

Jun 04, 2019 09:01 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Ready

Willing

Able

Jun 04, 2019 08:55 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

One with a prepared property and a realistic bottom line!

Jun 04, 2019 08:38 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

One that is going to sell no matter what.

Jun 04, 2019 08:25 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

One that listens about recommendations!

Jun 04, 2019 08:16 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

"Make an offer"

Jun 04, 2019 10:05 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I find many different reasons a seller is motivated.

They are decisive and don't play games. 

They price realistically

They take advice

Jun 04, 2019 10:05 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

They take my advice.

Jun 04, 2019 09:32 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Again as Richard Weeks has answered.  Ready.  Wiling.  Able.  TRULY.  

Jun 04, 2019 09:19 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

..

Jun 04, 2019 09:06 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

A seller who puts their trust in me and follows my recommendations on pricing, all prep work and staging. They don't have to offer up club membership, agent bonuses or anything - their house SELLS!

Jun 04, 2019 04:13 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Have you heard that real estate investors are paying drivers who work for the car services (Uber and Lyft comes to mind) for keeping their eyes open while cruising neighborhoods to spot and report on houses whose appearances may signal an opportunity to purchase? They look for houses needed paint, repairs, roof replacement, unkempt such as yard needing attention.

The are looking for what may signal a motivated buyer.

Jun 04, 2019 04:07 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

eat free

This may be a "sign" of a motivated seller.

Jun 04, 2019 01:37 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Motivated seller is one who is making the payment, moved for a new job in another state, needs to settle their divorce and pay the x the proceeds and priced it cheap

Jun 04, 2019 12:35 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

One that wants to sell & close in 30 days.

Has the house staged for presentation.

Knows where they are going to go.

None of those things says (from Redfin) motivated to me. Vacant does not mean anything.

Jun 04, 2019 11:03 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Paying a mortgage on a vacant property would motivate most people. Sometimes it says motivated seller & they're actually the oppposite.  

Jun 04, 2019 09:30 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

need to quickly unload the property and flexible on pricing.

Jun 04, 2019 08:25 AM
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Amanda Vega-Romero
Chamberlain Realty - Hendersonville, TN
Buying, selling, building or investing in Mid-Tn

A motivated seller is willing to follow the advise of their Realtor,  make the home available for as many showings as possible, and be willing to compromise to get the home sold!

Jun 04, 2019 05:04 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Ready, Willing, and Able. 

Jun 04, 2019 02:28 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Well, in one NYC listing, if you pay $85 Million for a condo, you get a Lamborghini with it. Is that a motivated seller?

Jun 04, 2019 12:15 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

"Move-in Ready" always works for me...unfortunately, a listing agent's concept of what a Move-in Ready home often falls far short from mine!

Jun 04, 2019 11:25 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

One who responds to the question they themselves put out there i.e. FOR SALE in a manner that finishes what was started or closing-out their own question. Performance is based on results. To simplify even further. I want to sell is answered with I want to buy and then concluded. Keep it simple

Jun 04, 2019 10:42 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

One that has signed the contract and has financing in place.

Jun 04, 2019 10:08 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

a very aggressive price

Jun 04, 2019 07:17 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I'm not a big fan of that expression or label about a client. I never use it. It's detrimental and does not serve the best interest of the client, in my opinion.  I wish agents would stop this. In my mind, the 'motivated seller' is actually a 'motivated agent'.

Jun 04, 2019 06:14 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ready, Willing and Able for a seller and the same for a buyer. A

Jun 04, 2019 12:09 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I agree with Thomas.

Jun 20, 2019 10:27 AM
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Ron Climer
Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners - Tryon, NC

Making payments on an empty house here and their new house there.  The kids love the new town.  The new job pays a lot more than the old job.  The electric company just turned off the electricity at the old house because the bill is not paid.  The seller suggests that we raise the commision.  They agreed to a home warranty.  They are willing to take an airplane for the down payment.  

Jun 09, 2019 07:38 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Will pck up some of the buyers closing cost.

 

Jun 07, 2019 10:18 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It depends on who wrote those words into their marketing and the intention behind it. Does the seller know their agent believes they are motivated?

Did the seller scream on a mountain top .. I am motivated ... SELL MY HOME!

Jun 05, 2019 07:20 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

This is a great question. I have had agents say "Seller is Motivated" send me and offer. I have to explain to my clients that their definition of motivated is probably not the same as what is going through the buyer's mind. If they're motivated, then lower the price or fix whatever is keeping it from selling. As for a vacant house, the answer is maybe. We sold a vacant house in another area and we weren't motivated enough to sell it for less than market value. If the market is good, it will sell vacant or not. We had price and terms in mind and we got it. Now, if a seller is hanging on by a thread, then yes, there will be some motivation there.

Jun 05, 2019 05:10 AM
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MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Here is My Criteria for 5-Star Motivated Seller Clients

Friendly (not hostile) and Honest about themselves, the situation and their needs

Has a reasonable deadline (Ideally 30 days, max 90 days)

Has realistic price expectations for the home's condition and current market

Is willing to do what's needed to get the home fully prepared for the market, such as repairs, inspections, staging, painting, etc.-or willing to adjust price expectations if not.

Wants to work with me.

 

 

Jun 04, 2019 10:34 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

A motivated seller to me is one who wants to get the home sold now.  When I see that in a listing I read "bring a low offer."

Jun 04, 2019 09:15 PM