At the end of the day, you are boss and you are the decision maker on the price of your home. Not the real estate agent, but you. So, do not get fooled like so many homeowners and hire the wrong agent based on what he or she is telling you.
Watch this video so you don't get FOOLED by the oldest real estate trick in the book.
Hi everyone. This is your Tampa Bay Realtor Lance Mohr and I’m going to do a little bit of an unusual video today because I really want you as home sellers or future homes sellers to think about this question. Who’s really the boss? The homeowner or the realtor? I’m going to go over that in this short video.
Okay so I know this is a bit of a question you know who’s the boss the Realtor or the homeowner? I mean look right off the bat of course it’s the homeowner. It’s their home but the reason why I asked this question is because as real estate agents when we go into people’s homes to list. We all know the questions that are coming at us. And the number one question in every single solitary seller will ask is, what do you think my homes worth? What do you think it will sell for and a lot agents will go out there and they know they stopped in this answer that the homeowner may hire them based off of this? So what they’ll do is they’ll just over inflate the price because the homeowners a lot of them I should say and I know this is tough to hear.
I’ve just been in the business for so long and I talked to homeowners. I’ve talked to real estate agents and they’ll say I picked the agent because they thought it was worth this and I talked to realtors sand they say he if I basically just over inflate it or give them a little higher price they’ll pick me as a real estate agent and I’ll get the listing. So you know that does go on. So I say who’s really the boss and who’s out there making the decision certainly it’s the homeowner. You’re the owner, you’re the boss, and you’re the decision maker. At the end of the day, you’re the one determining the price of the home. Not the real estate agent. So don’t pay attention to what the real agents say at the price. Take it with a grain of salt. You want an agent that’s going to help educate you. To show you how the process works. Show you the comparable. To explain things to you then at the end of the day you’re going to put the price on the home.
There’s a video I did a while back and I’ll put it up above. It’s why do realtors take over price listings. Anyhow, you could check that out but you need to hire the agent and you need to look for an agent-based off their marketing and their negotiation skills not what they will tell your homes worth because anybody could go out there and say oh yeah it’s $350,000 home and then say oh yeah it’s worth about $400,000. I would list it for $400,000 we’ll keep it on the market a little bit then we’ll drop it. Look I don’t agree with this tactic at all. When someone asked e what their home’s going to sell for. I’ll tell them, I’m going, to be honest with them I know I may not get the listing. I don’t know they may not like it but at least you’re going to hear what you need to hear not what you want to hear but not everybody’s like that out there and I understand. I’m not knocking the real estate agents they do what they do. Sellers do what they do etc. but I wanted to give it to you straight in sort of an unusual video.
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