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Great comebacks

We're looking for some great comebacks when the seller says, "I don't care about the comps. I already know what price I want (way too high)."

At one of our training sessions, our fearless leader had one comeback we liked:
"Let me see. At that  price we will need a 2-year listing."

Got any other good ones?

By the way, how do we gracefully decline a really overpriced listing? We see many older agents take overpriced listings just to get them thinking they will have the seller lower the price later.

My thinking is that they lose a tremendous amount of momentum if they don't jump in with a competitive price right out of the gate.
Comment balloon 6 commentsShannon Moore • September 21 2006 08:58PM


"Do you want to sell or are you just looking to practice?"

Welcome back m&m's!  :)

Posted by Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022 (The Berkshire Group Realtors) over 13 years ago
There is no way an Appraiser will put that kind of Dollar figure to your property on paper!
Posted by Jay LaGace, Cape Coral / Lee County Real Estate - 239-443-8795 (RE/MAX Realty Team) over 13 years ago

If you want your home sold you'd better care about the comps, buyers do and appraisers do.

A good line for gracefully declining an overpriced listing is "I'd rather turn you down now than let you down later."

Posted by Geri Sonkin, Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert (Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103) over 13 years ago
If that's the price you want/need, I'd suggest you wait to put it on the market until the market rises to meet your expectations.
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) over 13 years ago
Or..... you take the over priced, 2 year listing and after 9 months of weekly calls to & from the seller, listening to them ask "why aren't you bringing any offers?", you FINALLY get an offer. The seller says "no way, this offer is way to low" and you say "COMPARED TO WHAT????????" When a seller is unreasonable in the pricing of a property it is better to walk away, leaving them with the facts. Keep up the good work. After reading NudiOnTheBeach, you girls do have "Moxie". Maybe a new tag line there "Moxie Roxie".
Posted by Wanda J Korte (Prudential Florida WCI Realty) over 13 years ago
<compared to what?>  I love it!  Must record in my memory banks.
Posted by Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022 (The Berkshire Group Realtors) over 13 years ago