Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It used to take me too long to cut someone loose but these days I sniff them out quickly, haha.

May 21, 2022 05:36 AM
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

Simply put, when any client's expectations of their results do not line up with the realities of the market or specifically for buyers, their budget. My expertise needs to be a mirror for them and in some cases a bucket of cold water.

May 21, 2022 06:33 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker


Seller:   "I don't really want to sell, but..."

Buyer:  "Do you have anything non-qualifying assumable with no money down?"


         Terminate the business relationship

Seller:  "Okay, it's a full price offer, but I am NOT going to give them the washer and dryer!"

Buyer:  "Nobody offers full price; I don't care what they say."


May 21, 2022 06:14 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Sellers: Well I'm interviewing many agents to see who gives me the best price and lowest commission.
Sellers: I'll have to talk to my wife (or the decision maker) first and get back to you.
Sellers: I'm not fixing a damn thing! As is! (but wants top dollar)
Sellers: You should be able to do this in 90 days so that's all I'll list for.
Sellers: You'll pay for cleaning and repairs, right?

Buyers: Do you have any rent to own?
Buyers: Well I'm in escrow with [agent] now, but . . .
Buyers: It's none of your business how I'll pay for it!
Buyers: Well my friend got a much better deal 10 years ago, so . . .
Buyers: OF COURSE I'm lowballing, so they will counter!
Buyers: I'm in no hurry, waiting for the market to crash but let's start looking now! 

Some may have seen on my FB, a 'buyer' who got info on a property, then went around me and is now in a pickle legally and wants my help, NO WAY, here are 2 attorneys, you're in over your head, good luck. LOL

May 21, 2022 06:48 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I will contact a lender when I find the right house.

May 21, 2022 06:03 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"I'm going to inherit money. I want to see what's available."

May 21, 2022 04:46 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY got one half right. The other half is a buyer who keeps finding fault and comments "I am in no hurry"!

May 21, 2022 04:45 AM
Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

sellers comment.  "I don't need to sell:

May 21, 2022 04:28 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

The example that vividly comes to mind is when I tell a "potential" buyer that they need to get pre-approved and they blow up saying their finances are no ones business. The red flag goes up and I let them know it is our business and I would not show their home to strangers if he/she was a seller as a form of protection for their sake. I usually never see them again at that point.

May 21, 2022 08:59 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

In one month, I made the decision not to work with 3 sellers. 

1. Unrealistic with the list price. 

2. Wanted a discount on fees - playing limbo on the listing side but willing to pay more to the buy-side.

3. Wanted me to pay for inspections, staging, cleaning, and more and discount my fee.

4.  An attitude of they are doing me a favor by allowing me to work for them. 

None fit my business model. The people that hire me would not expect any of the above and they feel blessed that I agree to work with them. 

May 21, 2022 08:59 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

We don't have to sell is often used by sellers who really want to say: I am not selling unless I get everything I want. All the money, little or no repairs and we close at my convenience plus scrutiny on all expenses. The strange part for me is that they are correct for the most part. This is their time to cash in and it may not come around again. What they fail to consider or remember is the buyer/market mentality. These specific "attitude" sellers believe some buyer will come along and agree eventually. They also have a lingering, sometimes hidden belief regarding paying out a large (or any) commission too. Here, the FSBO dynamic kicks in. Eliminating the listing agent, they will pay a buyer agent providing they get their way. What can an agent or a buyer say to all that? Either you go along or go your way! 

As to buyers, they have a right to be finicky, not negotiate and take too much time in addition to wanting all repairs. However, in today's market, a buyer will quickly see that personal wants and needs take a back seat to the current sellers' market. If you want a particular home, jump through the hoops presented or lose and snooze. This sobers up all buyers. In the end of it all, perspective and point of view is at work. As an "action" agent, I believe getting in or out of a market effectively and efficiently has value. The market, (and acts of God and man) is no respecter of persons

May 21, 2022 06:43 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Honestly I don't mess with people who aren't serious sellers and buyers and can handle whatever the current market can be.  I tuned down a referral a couple of months ago after a zoom call with the buyer. He just sounded like he was playing cat and mouse and expected way to much for what his money would buy in our market. He was from another area of the country.   I respectfully discussed the situation with the referring agent and she made the choice not to work with him either on her end.  The guy was a know it all. Nuff said.

May 21, 2022 03:05 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It starts with a list of questions and a refusal to provide a phone number until...

May 21, 2022 03:14 PM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

When price expectations don't meet up with reality.

May 21, 2022 02:10 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Honestly never had it happen.  But real estate isn't my full time occupation, I generally just help my wife out on weekends.

May 21, 2022 08:41 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

When someone starts ranting, that's a red flag for me. Angry unreasonable people aren't good for my blood pressure or my health. I'd have to move on from a situation like that. Thankfully, that isn't a common occurrence.

May 22, 2022 07:00 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Anytime a potential clients wants me to break the law or put my license in danger they are out of my life.

Jun 16, 2022 11:14 PM