Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I have only had one Seller in my entire career ask me to let people know how desperate he was to sell.  He instructed me to say:

"Seller is on the roof and won't come down til it sells - must sell in 10 days!"

He put his instructions in writing and to this day, he still tells the story of how HE got his place sold in 8 days!!

Nov 11, 2015 12:45 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I think it means the seller and/or agent is desperate. With no price change in 100 days, one can question how motivated the seller really is.

Nov 11, 2015 01:59 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Such remarks are meaningless for me. The agent knows that the price is firm and wants ''any''=low offers to help at least reduce it. 

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Nov 11, 2015 06:44 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

What it says to me is "forget the sales price, come in low".

Nov 11, 2015 04:43 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

When I read that I cringe! Unless the seller has instructed you in writing to to make a statement like that I would not be using this technique. It sounds so desperate!

Nov 11, 2015 04:21 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington sometimes the listing agent thinks that this will sell home. I think this usually hurts the sale.

Specially, a motivated seller would definitely adjust the price in 100 days at least once, if really motivated.

Nov 11, 2015 03:07 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

if it's in my remarks the seller has requested it be there and signed a statement to that effect.

Nov 11, 2015 02:52 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It means the seller will accept well below asking price. I don't consider this a good marketing method. 

Nov 11, 2015 01:57 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Motivated says desperate, but no price adjustments say they are not in a hurry.

Nov 11, 2015 11:06 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'd say desperate comes to mind.  No price change though, not that desperate!  Probably has no clue it's in the agent remarks.

Nov 11, 2015 07:41 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I think it means desperate agent who is saying "get this dog off my hands".

I doubt the seller knows this language is in the mls agent only remarks.


Nov 11, 2015 06:48 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sounds like a desparate agent...I show all my information to the sellers for thier comments and approval

Nov 11, 2015 04:50 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

It means they are desperate to sell quickly and willing to take a least that's the impression it gives.

Nov 11, 2015 04:35 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

if i were a seller, and the agent didnt tell me, and i didnt instruct him to do so,  i would be upset...

Nov 11, 2015 02:48 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Maybe they know maybe not.  My guess is that the seller has instructed the agent to list high for "negotiating room" and the agent is trying to let everyone know.

Nov 11, 2015 02:45 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Too often it means there is a major problem with the property or the seller. Sometimes the listing is about to expire and the listing agent is desperate. I doubt the seller always authorizes this language or knows about it.

Nov 11, 2015 01:36 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I always think it's just words, I'll put an offer in like any other offer if my clients like the house. 

Nov 11, 2015 01:29 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington Since the seller hasn't priced the property to sell, this sounds like a come on to get an offer. Motivated to see offers, but not motivated to price it accordingly.

Nov 11, 2015 01:21 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't like this technique and think it is not in the seller's best interest. The price is the best indicator a seller is serious and that is the tool to convey the message that the seller is going to sell this home and means business.  

I think it means the agent is desperate and may be about to lose the listing.

Nov 11, 2015 01:20 AM
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

I haven't had a seller yet that hasn't looked their listing up to see the pictures and read the info.  

Nov 11, 2015 12:48 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I don't think it is a good way to market, nor is "priced to sell!".  As a seller,  I would be unhappy.  A

Nov 11, 2015 12:33 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

What's bad is that most of the time when we make an offer on one these ....they end up coming down very little ....I always ask the agent ....why did you stat that they were motivated?

Nov 14, 2015 05:20 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Our sellers review and sign off on all information we post in the MLS.

Nov 14, 2015 12:36 AM
Evan Maroulitsas
The Agentcy Real Estate Firm - Sterling Heights, MI
Real Estate Broker/Owner

I look at this a little differently. Initially desperate comes to mind, but more-so an inexperienced agent to add to that. No price change, not that desperate! The DOM and stiff price might scream stubborn seller as well. 

Nov 11, 2015 10:09 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It means nothing to me. I've actually had sellers say to me to put that into a listing. Usually because their price was too high. I've also found that the seller who tells me he's negotiable and just bring an offer isn't and the one who says they aren't neogtiable caves to the first offer.

Nov 11, 2015 08:43 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. I am always selling homes that we purchased, renovated and put back on the market. It doesn't matter the offer that someone makes, for me I see it as a place they want to start, it is where we end up that matters.

Nov 11, 2015 04:44 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - To me, it sounds like a desperate agent who needs to sell their listing.

Nov 11, 2015 03:56 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It could mean the seller is ready to move, but more likely means that someones listing agreement is about to expire.

Nov 11, 2015 11:38 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

To buyers it means I am desperate and bring a very low offer.

Nov 11, 2015 05:34 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I think that its pretty common, with and without consent. 

Nov 11, 2015 03:22 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

If the days on market weren't enough of a telltale this statement might conjure up an offer at a starting point previously thought unacceptable.

Nov 11, 2015 02:22 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Some home sellers would not want to see that statement in the marketing materials.

Nov 11, 2015 02:02 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

In Colorado a listing agent better have permission to write this in the MLS.    Sounds like seller is rather desperate.

Nov 11, 2015 01:58 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I would hope the seller knows as I give my sellers a copy of the MLS sheet and keep them posted.  I think it sounds desperate to some people and may be a turn off.

Nov 11, 2015 01:30 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

He hires you as a professional. You put in private remarks or public remarks

any where as you and mls board see fit.

Nov 11, 2015 12:52 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

In this example the seller has elected NOT to negotiate with himself but is making clear the willingness to negotiate.

A serious buyer should be able to interprete the offer properly which is "Let's talk!"

Nov 11, 2015 12:40 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

That's interesting, I'm not sure. The truth is, our job is to get an offer on paper, then we have something to talk about. 

Nov 11, 2015 12:31 AM