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

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

". . . Seller motivated but won't budge off of  asking price."
I have told buyers in the past, "Investment property is one thing, fine, lowball all day. But if you love this house and want to live there, don't worry as much about squeezing every dime. You will not care later. If you don't think you'll miss it, move on."

Nov 20, 2015 10:41 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Probably, but we do need to educate them and try to help. 

Nov 20, 2015 09:50 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do believe that people are looking for a great deal not realizing a good home at a proper price is a better value

Nov 20, 2015 06:57 AM
Deb Kirschbaum
MB/Priority Properties, Inc. - Denver, CO

I'd write a formal offer of your client's top offer.  Then tell them you will be moving on if they don't come to negotiate.  I'd further show them on paper how much they will loose if they keep it for "X" months which would equate to the amount they want to gain from your buyers.  Sometimes formalizing your bottom line in contract is reality to the other side and they have to accept or let you go.  And letting go a little fish in hopes of a big fish is risky!   Good luck!!

Nov 20, 2015 06:23 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This is crazy making...I wish you all the best here.  A

Nov 20, 2015 05:46 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Don't they all tell me in our first conversation that they want a "good deal." I always ask people to define "good deal" for me... that tells me a lot about what they really want. A "good deal" on a bad house is not a deal at all.

Nov 20, 2015 09:13 PM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Yes, some buyers only decide on price. Its in some people's DNA.

Nov 20, 2015 09:13 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, they are like hippies left over from the 1960's. They don't live in todays world, but that of the bubble...

Nov 20, 2015 11:34 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Move on when the parties will not agree.

Nov 20, 2015 09:46 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Your client has been burned and is fence sitting. They either want the house or don't and need to submit their best offer. If it isn't good enough to buy it then they need to move on or sit on the sidelines and watch and resubmit in a few days.

Nov 20, 2015 09:35 AM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Some buyers fix on the amount of money they want to spend, no matter how much lower it is from their loan amount.  A few dollars more could get them into a better property. Good Luck!

Nov 20, 2015 08:28 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 have buyers that do focus more on the price rather than the actual home they desire.

Nov 20, 2015 06:32 AM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

You said sellers house is vacant but seller is not budging on price . Where is your buyer living and it seems to me they should be in a better position to wait and see and if it gets sold under their noses it means they will be more motivated the next time 

Nov 20, 2015 06:24 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Our job is not to find the perfect house, only the best one! Let them make their best offer in writing and let the Seller decide! Overpriced is overpriced. Someday a sucker will come along or the value will appreciate. In the meantime, the seller has an ongoing burden!

Nov 20, 2015 10:54 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

every buyer wants a good deal...and every seller wants to make sure there's no money left on the table....

Nov 20, 2015 10:50 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Not every property is priced correctly and it is up to us to inform and educate.

Nov 20, 2015 10:26 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Wish you good luck. There are some people who want to get a good deal while there are others who are willing to pay a fair price. Many become realistic once they lose out on  a house.

Nov 20, 2015 09:44 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Saturday morning Paul. They walk among us! There are those who sole intent and purpose in life is to get a good deal

Nov 20, 2015 05:10 PM
Toronto, ON

The seller may be motivated to sell at the seller's list price but not a lower price.  The seller may have sufficient resources to continue to carry the house and the ongoing monthly costs for a few months (excluding the principal portion of the mortgage) may not be significant enough for the seller to sell at $15K less than the seller wants.

Nov 20, 2015 11:35 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Paul, it is possible some buyers want good deals.

Nov 20, 2015 09:43 AM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

I like what Deb Kirschbaum suggested. Write an offer and let the cards fall where they fall.

Nov 20, 2015 07:00 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Absolutely, everyone wants a great deal, and sellers want a bubble price, hopefully they will all meet in the middle somewhere.

Nov 20, 2015 06:02 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

What is the value of the property? If this one gets away can you find a replacement at a similar price. 

Nov 20, 2015 05:57 AM