I had a friend he is a realtor and sales hes own home rather to spend a little bit money and hire another agent he preferred to sale him self.
First he didin"t disclosure hes a realtor homewoner.
Second he had a mold underneath the sink try to tell the costumer the plumer never told him about the mold ?
ahhh hahhanhhh Do you think the judge will believe him ?
The buyer suited him for 5K.
Poor plumer got the guilty been inocent.... more
That's an interesting question. I am not certain if we do have "testers" in NJ. I work for Weichery Realtors and we do have people from our own company that come to our Open houses as prospective buyers to see how we do. We also have investigators from the state that do similar investigative work at Opens Houses etc... It is an interesting idea though!... more
In the current market, upgrades like these can be avoided by reducing the price of the home to market level.
This does not sound like money spent wisely unless these are upgrades that the owners want for themselves to live with going forward. 90% of people moving in today, rip up the rugs anyway so you may do part and then reduce the price of the house.
Sounds if the cabinets and appliances need to be replaced... so why bother... either offer a credit or reduce the price of the house to include new cabinets or appliances. sounds like a 5 -10k reduction is in order.... more
This person informs me that they do not want to look at those houses and they tell me now they don't want to live in the area.
Isn't the house in foreclosure in the same area? If so, then obviously that statement does not make sense. As far as they buyers still wanting to proceed on the foreclosure - from my own experience I have learned that most buyers that are interested in short sales or foreclosures are ONLY interested in those types of properties. I've spent countless hours on end explaining that those type of homes are not always the best deals, the estimated costs involved, etc. and while there are many homes on the market that offer better value - they will not expand the scope of their search to include such homes. Some buyers hear the word foreclosure and automatically believe it is the best deal when in reality it is not.
As far as being a tester - I did not think testers go as far as inspections, etc. but if what you've said is true -- then I guess there is a possibility. I've heard many agents have come across a tester at an open house but was not aware of any testers coming forward during a transaction. You should keep very detailed notes of all conversations, emails, etc. in the event this comes back to haunt you. What makes you really believe they are testers and not just buyers who think foreclosures are the way to go in the market?
In the event that they are not a tester, do you foresee this going to closing? If yes, then stick it out but if you think they are wasting your time then I would cut them loose. Our time is too valuable to spend with unmotivated buyers.
Good luck and please let us know the outcome.
Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
Prudential New Jersey Properties
973-992-6363 ext 116