Agents in Action - Education, Inspiration, and Strategies for Real Estate Agents | Realtors
About This Show
The Agents in Action podcast provides education, inspiration and strategies for real estate agents to take action.
Each episode is drawn from a collection lessons, mistakes, and scripts developed by Todd Smith, all shared with no spin. Whether you are just beginning your real estate career or a seasoned veteran, you will learn how to take action. With Agents in Action, Todd Smith will share exactly what it will take to win at a high level in Real Estate.
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Should Seller's Price High to Leave Room to Negotiate?
Mar 3 17
This is a very common misconception sellers have when listing their home for sale. Time on the market is the #1 enemy for a seller. Historically, we know the longer a home sits on the market for sale, the softer the price becomes. In this episode, I want to share one approach that's worked well for me in these situations. Should you decide to incorporate this into your business or not, the main purpose of discussing this is to be sure you have your go to script, plan... whatever you prefer to call it. Our ability to effectively deliver our responses to common objections such as this can be the difference between a listing taken or a listing sold. Let's list some of the things buyers think when taking into consideration the length of time a home they're interested in buying has been on the market. Of course, it depends on the market conditions, this will be applicable in any market and especially effective in a predominantly seller market or neutral market. Let's first look at a home that's been listed for just a few days. Buyer's thoughts: I need to act fast. There may be multiple offers. The seller is less likely to be flexible on the price. I wonder if any offers have already been submitted. All set the buyer up to have urgency, take action and make a strong offer. Now lets list some of the common thoughts that come to mind when a home has been listed for, say, a few months. Buyer’s thoughts: Is there anything wrong with it? I bet we can get a better deal. I have time to think about it, let’s see some other homes before making a decision. All of these don’t encourage urgency and leads the buyer to make a lower offer. Let's set this up. Here's the keys ideas you’ll want to keep in mind: Know your outcome - the objective is the seller comes to realize that pricing right from the start is the best choice. With that in mind, learn how to ask questions that will lead them to this decision. Selling is not telling. If you don’t believe it, neither will they. The conversation. Seller: It looks like we need to price it at about $350K, so let’s start a