Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Absolutely Not.  I have never and would never insist a buyer make a purchase.  

We will discuss their concerns, review the prices of properties they have seen, the number of offers not accepted, weigh and measure everything together and they decide without insistence. 

Sep 26, 2022 03:46 PM
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

Yes, I often have told a buyer at the right point in their process, "This is the one you'll regret losing." when it's just fear causing the hesitation. The numbers have to work and the lender in agreement. It's a team effort, Jason E. Gordon and I have had many pre-game conversations where I'm about to do this very thing!

Sep 26, 2022 03:19 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

No, I do not insist. I can give opinions on price, location and condition but ultimately it is the buyers decision to move forward with a purchase.

Sep 26, 2022 05:07 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

My buyer deserves the benefit of my 20+ years of experience that go into my opinions. Yet, the client needs to decide without pressure that may yield buyer's remorse in the future.

Sep 26, 2022 04:42 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. I have identified the properties that I think will best meet the needs of the prospect and have pre-qualified them but the selection is up to them. 

Sep 26, 2022 05:33 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My job is to provide choices, not decisions!

Sep 27, 2022 04:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have indeed done that without sounding like I'm insisting... and some listen and some don't. My approach is very much like Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets's. It's all part of the discussion of all houses we look at -- discussing pros and cons of a purchase. 

Sep 27, 2022 03:55 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

To "insist" seems crazy stupid to me Richie Alan Naggar . I was a sellers agent for the most part so I wouldn't normally deal with this but it just sounds like a good way to get sued if things went South.

Sep 26, 2022 07:04 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

If we are early in the process and the client is not educated on the area, I will tell them how rare the house is that they are looking at and that the price is right, but they have to decide if the house is right for them.  I think it is more important to make sure the house includes everything the buyers want.  They can get mesmerized and forget about looking at all of the details.

Sep 27, 2022 07:33 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I just give them the facts and they make an education decision.

Sep 27, 2022 05:58 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I never insist but I will nudge them a little bit.  Ultimately they have to pull the trigger on something that they will love.  All I can do is advise.

Sep 27, 2022 05:29 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I never insist a client buy (or not buy) any specific property. I do highlight which of their wish list/must haves would be met by that purchase. But it's totally up to them how to move forward.

Sep 27, 2022 04:39 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester


It's not my money!

Sep 27, 2022 03:46 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Nope, I provide info so they can make an informed decision.

Sep 26, 2022 08:51 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No. It's entirely their call. If deal makes sense, do the deal, if not, don't.

All facts in hand.

Sep 26, 2022 07:17 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Yes I had a client we found a fsbo and it was a steal of a deal. We put in an offer to the sellers, I even told her I would buy this home. She put in an offer, had a home inspection done and then was too afraid to buy it, she backed out, I told her that I was going to buy it. I called with the owner with the news telling them I had bad news and good news, my client pulled out but I would like to buy it for the same price that my client offered. We bought the home as a rental property and it has almost tripled in price if we were to sell it today.

Sep 26, 2022 06:41 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Insist? That would be a legal disaster especially if there is a text, email or voicemail record or a witness that verifies the statement.  I do strongly encourage people that this house matches everything that you asked me to find you. I'd probe to see if they are a serious buyer.

Sep 26, 2022 05:38 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets and Nina Hollander, Broker have this one.   

However, I also concur with Tony Lewis.  Be careful what you put into writing!

Sep 27, 2022 07:30 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I realize that what may be my dream home or investment may not be right for someone else.

However I do let buyers know why I would buy it.

Sep 26, 2022 10:23 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, always. It is great when they do their homework, but Z. or R. reports are not accurate and lack multiple details and disclosures. 

Sep 26, 2022 03:13 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Not usually, but have an investor that told me last year he missed out, and I should have pushed him.    

Sep 27, 2022 04:57 AM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

I'm not sure how it's even possible to insist..."Mr. Buyer, I insist that you make an offer of $400,000 and put down $20,000 on this property."  Then what happens when Mr. Buyer says no.

You can tell them it's a good deal, offer your opinion, etc.  But I'm not sure how it is even possible to insist.

Sep 27, 2022 05:31 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

No I do not and will not insist any client to make a decision.  What I will do is give them the facts of the situation and let them know it's up to them - it's their choice.

Sep 27, 2022 10:12 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have.  There have been a few I was tempted to buy if my clients passed on them.

Sep 27, 2022 08:18 AM
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse Advisor

Never want the deal more than the client. You can strongly advise the client and let them know the value points- sometimes its better for them to lose the deal, so when they are ready, they truly understand and are all-in. A lot also depends on the situation. I once had a client that provided me with all their requirements and while they might have a number of options within a few buildings- it was just 3 buildings that met all of their needs (with only 1 meeting every parameter) though it wasn't obvious. While the price point was above what they had budgeted, the monthly carrying costs were far below- balancing the total cost of ownership for them.  

Sep 27, 2022 08:14 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Of course not.  I never ever want a buyer to have remorse and while I have said "he who hesitates has no lake house" when they keep looking and when call to pull the lever the house is sold.... but I AM NOT a pushy sales person.  Never will be, hate people like that.

Sep 27, 2022 01:08 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I try to convince them but it is up to them.

Sep 27, 2022 08:36 AM
Sue Ellen Rangel
JLA Realty - Conroe, TX

I would never pressure or insist a buyer purchase a home. I am here to guide, assist and explain the process to them. I can help them weigh their options but never insist or try to influence their decision.

Sep 28, 2022 05:39 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't see my job as one that permits any "insisting" or "imploring". We advise, explain situations, alternatives and so on. The rest is up to the buyers, without begging or any strong-arming.

Sep 28, 2022 06:29 AM
Greg Mona
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Professional Real Estate Representation for YOU!

Hello Richie Alan Naggar,


You've opened up a can of worms here! I'm loving reading all of the responses!


In my experience and way of conducting business, I would not "insist, implore, or strongly advise" a client to buy a property. Now, after a thorough tour of the property, all requested inspections performed, and a resultant clean bill of health for the property, all while it is priced as a "smoking deal", I might nudge them a bit if they weren't already headed in that direction. That is a very rare case, however. Generally speaking, I am their Sherpa, but the purchase decisions they make are ultimately up to them.

Oct 18, 2022 02:14 PM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

Maybe.  strong suggestion is a word i use.  let it have time to ferment and then dig deeper.  

Sep 28, 2022 08:03 AM