Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Soup Nazi Response: "NO SOUP FOR YOU... Next!

Shoe on other foot response: "Mr. Seller. Your company could profit more if you were to only take on paycheck per month instead of two. Are you willing to lower your pay so your company can win bigger?" NO? Really? Why Not? OK, me too. 

Simple Response: "We're negotiating the seller's offer here, not my agreement with you. And to be clear, I'm non-negotiable. Now..."

Response in my head: "Are you F^@#ing Kidding Me?" "no, No no...LOL...NO!"

 Heart Felt Response: "Here's my bride's cell #, here's my son's cell#. Call them and ask them if it's OK I don't pay the mortgage and college tuition this month. If they say yes, I'll consider it."

 

Apr 01, 2017 08:16 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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"If you can't afford to do the deal, don't do the deal."

Apr 01, 2017 08:19 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

"sure it would, but would you still respect me in the morning".

Apr 01, 2017 06:24 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My reducing my commission by a half percent is like you cutting your price by approximately 8 percent. Are you willing to do that to get this deal done

Apr 01, 2017 06:24 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

My current contract with you has nothing to do with the Offer in front of you. However, I did fulfill my portion of OUR contract to market and procure a ready, willing and able buyer for you.  

Apr 01, 2017 08:22 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

What I would like to say, and what I would like to say, are very much on each  end of the spectrum...

Apr 01, 2017 07:01 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No, it's not my decision it's my broker's and there is a signed contract. Right on Dorie Dillard 

Apr 01, 2017 08:11 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Agents take a cut when it comes down to having a deal or not - usually with issues connected to repairs. Your seller is taking advantage of you. He could obviously accept the offer without hitting you up for a cut in commission. 

Apr 01, 2017 08:09 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I ask them if their boss said if he woudl take a $3 drop in pay he cold bid lower and get a job for him to work on.

Apr 01, 2017 07:48 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Not going to happen! Their house is worth what a willing buyer is willing to pay for it.

Apr 01, 2017 07:43 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Oh, so we need to wait for the next offer.

Apr 01, 2017 09:01 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's not about me, it is about the net and we have the net.

Apr 01, 2017 08:04 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds - my commission is NOT negotiable Mr. Seller!

Apr 01, 2017 09:41 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Well thats an interesting start. Lets see where else we can trim a little as well

Apr 01, 2017 08:10 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Too much to state here , but my first thought was -

Did they follow MY pricing recommendations ?

Apr 02, 2017 05:56 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Bob Crane 's answer made me laugh literally out loud!

Apr 02, 2017 05:39 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

It's not going to happen!

Apr 02, 2017 04:02 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It would work better if you, the seller, could pay another 1 % in commission.

Apr 02, 2017 03:11 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker Associate
Miramar Beach - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN AND WAITING FOR YOU

Interesting responses from everyone.  I have one of these discussions coming up here soon. 

Apr 02, 2017 03:07 AM
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LLoyd Nichols
Premier Florida Realty of SWFL - Fort Myers, FL
Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea

Would you lower your salary? No.It is a contract.

Apr 01, 2017 09:43 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Love Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS  Heart felt response. A

Apr 01, 2017 09:16 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

That's not an option. 

Apr 02, 2017 06:39 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

The seller has agreed in writing to a certain commission.  Are they now going back on their word?  

Apr 02, 2017 05:45 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I can certainly relate to the answer provided by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS especially a classic Seinfeld reference.   

Apr 02, 2017 05:44 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We have already agreed on the commisson.

Apr 02, 2017 05:16 AM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

I like the response Debe Maxwell, CRS gave - I held up my end of the bargain, now you hold up yours!!!

Apr 01, 2017 09:13 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Have seen the agent did not make a penney for relative sake.

Apr 01, 2017 07:21 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS nailed this one!

Apr 02, 2017 09:38 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That recently happened.  We could not come to a meeting of the minds. The contract was canceled.  Now the sellers will need to go back on the market and try to sell it again for what they believe their home is worth.  I represented the buyer ... but the strategy is the same.  Ante up or move on.

Apr 02, 2017 08:56 AM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

After I stop laughing?  Next question, Mr. Seller.  

Apr 02, 2017 07:46 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I like Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS answer....can't beat that one....

Apr 02, 2017 07:03 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I'm with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS - my commission, which is already spent is what brought the offer in the first place due to my marketing - so No It's too late to negotiate

Apr 02, 2017 06:47 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

How can I beat Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS 's resonse?

Apr 02, 2017 06:46 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

"There are many other numbers that if adjusted would benefit the Seller - why don't you check with the Title and Escrow company Seller to see if they are willing to reduce their fees!" 

Apr 02, 2017 05:45 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Like I always do.....

I'm holding a 7 and 9 and the pot is to big to walk away.  Look them right in the eye and show and say not a thing. The first to speak loses.

Their ALWAYS reponse is , "I didn't think so." Then they sign.

 

Apr 02, 2017 05:44 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I answer no! It's not my job to share in a seller's reduced profit.

Apr 02, 2017 04:01 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Where is my name on the contract? When did I become a party to this contract? Sorry, either you make it work or not with the buyer.

Apr 02, 2017 09:39 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

"Oh, thanks for asking, but I'm good with the agreement we already have in place.  Here's a seller net sheet for you to review and see if you can make this work.  If not, we'll just wait for the next offer." 

Apr 02, 2017 09:00 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds You know it's coming. The next question is for you to reduce your fee. Negotiation should result in a win-win solution.

Apr 02, 2017 08:51 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Why is it always the commission? There should be other ways.

Apr 02, 2017 07:54 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I tell them, "I'm sorry to hear this home won't work for you. I'm sure we'll find you something soon!"

Apr 02, 2017 07:21 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

That is nonnegotiable

Apr 02, 2017 07:01 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Most of the time, no. But there are exceptions.

If we have both sides of the deal, we might do it. We've also cut commission for friends and family when the selling price was right.

Apr 02, 2017 06:41 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

That would have been a discussion in the beginning of the listing.

Apr 02, 2017 05:28 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Again, depends on the price and an original commission agreement. Our commissions are negotiable and no terms are set in stone. 

Apr 02, 2017 12:22 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I LOVE Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS's response!!!!!!

Apr 02, 2017 05:32 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I have actually had this happen and I said, "No.  We agreed upon commission during the listing."  Then the seller tried to hit the buyer's agent commission.  I reiterated that we had already taken care of that.  Then refocused on the offer in hand.

Apr 02, 2017 01:42 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Let's say we go back to the Buyer with a .5% higher counter instead? That works out to X amount of dollars. Yes, insignificant when viewed through their eyes isn't it. You're going to be okay! 

Apr 02, 2017 05:30 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

All sorts of possible responses but ultimately...we already negotiated commission.

"Mr. Seller, If the offer had come in much higher than the listed price would you think it fair for me to ask you for a 20-25% bonus on top of the commission we negotiated?"..."You don't." Why? Oh because we already agreed on what would be paid... I agree and that is my answer to your question also. "Now would you like to accept the current offer or counter it?" Debbie Reynolds 

Mar 23, 2018 08:47 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would say it wasn't my house, and that was already negotiated.

Apr 03, 2017 12:49 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

That is funny, I ask them the last time they told their  boss they would work for less.

 

Apr 03, 2017 09:29 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It has not happened to me

Apr 02, 2017 07:18 PM
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Esther Preston
Heartland Realty - Redmond, OR

No

Apr 02, 2017 06:20 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I look at them and say - No.  I learned this years ago and it has always worked for me.  They really know better than to go down that road.....

Apr 02, 2017 01:52 PM