“No Matter How Many Times, FSBO are a Problem”

“No Matter How Many Times, FSBO are a Problem”

I have written about this topic many times, but it just seems folks don’t get the message. A number of months I got a call from someone that was planning on selling their home without a Realtor and could she give out my card to folks that come to see the home.

 

We spent about 10 minutes on the phone and during the conversation I recommend that a Realtor marketing the property would be a much better idea. The answer was, there is nothing they can do for me, that I can’t do myself and no one knows my property better than I do.

 

I told her that she needed to understand, that even though a prospective client would be sent my way, they are my client and not the person that sent them. Her answer was, that is no problem.

 

Sure enough, a prospective client was sent to me, so I began the pre-qualification process and they qualified just fine. They really didn’t know or understand the process so I discussed the offer process, the home inspection process and the mortgage process. These folks told me that the seller told them a home inspection was not necessary. We spent some time talking about why a home inspection was needed and that seemed to satisfy them.

 

Within one hour the owner called me, a bit upset, telling me that I may have blown her sale. I asked her why that was, she told me that she had never met an honest home inspector. I wished her luck with the sale of her home, but I would want the client to have a home inspection done as with the loan that was being done, as inspection would be required.

 

Not sure what will happen from here, but I see all kinds of headaches with the potential home sale. What would you do?

 

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Comment balloon 30 commentsJoe Petrowsky • September 15 2015 05:33AM
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