Ever had a balking realtor? You know the kind. She wants to protect you from intense embarrassment because your offer’s way too low? You’ve got the cash. The bank has the property it wants to get rid of, the sooner the better. Isn’t the agent supposed to be the glue that brings it all together?
Yes. She should submit the offer. In fact, in most states that’s the law.
Your agent must take the offer to the seller. Then it’s up to the seller to decline. To be blunt, that’s not your agent’s decision. It’s the seller’s. If the seller wants to laugh, curse, or throw darts at your enhanced photo, let him.
Marketer Jay Abraham sums it up best.
"The things that will get you love will not get you money. And the things that will get you money will not get you love."
We’re not looking for love. We’re looking for good deals. Deals that are based on stone hard concreted arithmetic.
Yep, many of our more outrageous deals will get turned down. But surprisingly, a lot will be accepted. There are just too many stories backing those facts up and they just keep coming.
How can you avoid glitchy problems and make the whole process run smoother?
1. Have documented proof you’ve got the cash. A letter from your bank or a copy of one of your bank statements will work well. (Make sure you block out the account numbers). 2. Know your agent. Is she squarely on your side? Ask lots of questions- before the deals come up.
Here’s the main question. " If I were to submit a really low offer would you take it to them?"
Does she hesitate? If so, Houston, there’s a problem. You don’t need the shock later that she won’t take your offer to the bank or the seller.
Find another agent. Your agent’s loyalty to you is vital. When hours count you don’t need your pilot passed out at the controls. Get this matter ironed out ahead of time.
Go ahead. Make that low ball offer. Who knows? The seller might actually accept it.