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You Did Warn The Real Estate Seller This Could Happen Didn't You? Right?

The real estate showing was set, canceled, rescheduled a number of times because of the buyer who kept having last minute conflicts, emergencies.

maine robins babies And then when the seller is peeking out between the kitchen blinds and ready to shove off as you pull in to the yard to enter and show his home, it happens.

They see you drive in, park, back out. Hey, where is my agent going and then the cell phone rings. It's you talking like a buyer has a gun to your head and strained.

Trying to say what you can not say. But the buyer had a chop chop schedule of homes to see.

And in the driveway decides naw, I don't get a good feeling from the outside, let's skedaddle.

Annouces we are not going in to this Maine home after all and that's that. No debate. End of discussion.

During the listing of the home you explained to the seller, owner that once in a while it happens. In the driveway, the buyer decides it won't work. Because even though you sent the video walk through that shows everything the home looks at and the inside, outside walk around, they change their minds. Or you hear the buyers bickering big time. She wants to go in, he is in the shot gun seat and saying move on real estate cabbie. Bickering, not on the the same page.

As the listing real estate agent, you have a seller wondering why the heck did you call and set it up, cancel, reschedule all those times?

And then not even make them, force them to look at the place, a simple walk through? 

You have to remind the seller of the home, real estate that it is sad they have their housework done for the week and the folks market square, houlton mainedid not tour it.

But if you can slip in while the couple fight in the dooryard in the jeep, explain "remember how I told you this happens and I hate it?"

Because it makes you the agent, broker look like you are not on top of what is going on. Explain it wastes your time, sellers time.

The real estate buyers are just flitting like a dragon flies.

There is no marital harmony going on as you drive them around and hear them escalating in their fighting, house arm wrestling on what they want, don't want.

The other sinking feeling you can get as a Maine real estate agent, broker on the way to the property is when you have told the wife this is a two bedroom home, one bath. The listing sheet says that, the video explains and show that. The MLS insertion does too and all is well and good. So you don't dwell on it but on the way to the home, the husband who is just coming in to the picture reads the listing sheet for the first time. Says turn the wagon around. This place you are dragging us to is only two bedrooms and I need a three bedroom home for my daughter who visit every other weekend.

The new wife or girlfriend makes a face, lip curls and you know she is not so wild about the teenager he twitter blue birdhas that calls him Dad. The daughter who needs a bedroom just like your daughter from the first marriage. I start thinking did she want a two bedroom place so no room for the daughter or thinking the two girls were going to duct tape down the middle of the extra bedroom and share it? That won't work.

It's all part of the real estate dog and pony, hokey pokey. Hey. Maine, a place your heart, your head are zeroed in, on the same page 100%.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, Broker | 207.532.6573

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Comment balloon 6 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • March 26 2011 09:28AM


Good Morning Andrew... Very Interesting conversation going on with those buyers. That has happened to me and a few other buyer's agents, I am sure. You never know what those couples will do or say when you take them out to a home showing. I just love your videos on the right hand side of your blogs too.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, over 9 years ago

It can be hit and miss that's for sure.  Buyers are fickle and even the smallest "issue" can cause a home to get scratched from the list.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 9 years ago

Good morning, Andrew.  Well done post. Buyers change their minds all of the time and it is good when the listing agent tries to prepare them on the front end. Regardless of the advance warning, some sellers will be upset.

 Life is good!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 9 years ago

Jerry ... Glad you discovered the videos, they are a big part of the marketing and getting bigger. Some one coined the phrase "buyers are liars".  But it boils down to buyers and seller want what they want and if they are even blunt, out spoken it makes our job easier as real estate agents, broker to know what's what. To be able to help be the Dr Phil in the middle. 95% of our sales are listings I take, sell, both sides so don't have another agent in the fray which makes it so much easier in the drama department.

Anita ... You are so right. I think much of it is not just fickle but they did not know the details, information on the place. Because skimpy write up, missing MLS information, few images, no video and they did not know what they were getting in to. Or the couple does not communicate so one is up to speed, other partner in the dark.

Roy ... those water drop rose images were pretty spectacular this morning. You must have a 55 gallon of Miracle Grow at your home.

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Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 9 years ago

Type A Buyers can be very demanding. Who's the boos here. First few times out I explain that I want to see their reaction to the interior space on this one, if I know the seller has gone the extra mile to prepare.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 9 years ago

Roy ... correct as usual. It is also a pain to talk to the seller who left the place, rode around, hung out at Wally World or Mickey Dees and I have to tell them after all those set up showings, cancel and finally a time to see and we did not. They almost wish at least the tour happened, even if they don't decide to buy the home. They want showings.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 9 years ago

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