An Aggresive RE Hustler? Or Just An Unethical Licensed RE Con Man?
Ever heard the one about a RE agent who hustles a client into a listing by telling him he has a buyer for his home that's willing to pay whatever he's asking just to get a listing and then brings him an offer below that number?Â
An agent shows up on my doorstep one Saturday morning (before I became a Realtor) and asks me if I'm interested in selling my home because he has a buyer who likes it and is willing to pay my price.Â So I say fine I'm asking 2.7 million. He says "Great! Let's write it up!"
He then proceeds to bring me an offer far below that and suggests that I counter somewhere in between.Â I then tell him, irritated as I should be, that I did not ask to list my home. He solicited or should I say seduced me into listing it.Â I've been in my home for 30 years and had no intention of selling unless I received myÂ Zillow "Make Me Move"price.
Then he becomes irritated with me and insists,Â with almost strong arm pressure I might addÂ that I submit a counter somewhere in between my asking price and his clients offer. While many RE professionals may think thats justÂ good ole fashioned hustlingÂ I think itborders on unethical professional protocol if not an outright con.Â