Asked by Tkoppler, 18974 • Thu Jan 17, 2008
We visited the open house of another home on the market scope the competition. Ask realtor the square footage of the house. She says 3500 sq ft.
I know for a fact from the home model and public records that it's really less than 2700 sq ft.
I say "are you sure?", realtor shuffles some papers together and pretends to read something, then says "oh, sorry I was wrong. It's a bit over 3000 sq ft." Complete lie.
Then rattles off competing homes and downsides about each community - article about traffic problem here, knows person with mold in basement there. Very aggressive attacks, nothing discriminating, but outward attacks. This realtor plays for blood and seems willing to tear down the world to sell her listing.
I'm not sure if I should be angry or hire her to sell my home.
My question is 1. What other hardball tactics have you seen realtors use and 2. As a competitor to her listing, how should I react?
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