Both parties have to come together in a transaction, and real estate professionals sometimes find themselves wedged in the middle of buyer and seller disagreements. Some sellers may accuse the home buyers of being too pushy with their demands including:
Disrespectful house visitors: Some buyers may not be respectful when touring a home, letting their child run wild or bounce on the furniture, cranking up the heat and air conditioning, or even using the restroom. Some sellers are now putting cameras or recording devices into homes, while they are on the market. When I think this may be the case I tell my clients, "Were not going to talk money or any details while we are in the home."
Submitting a long list of defects: Sometimes Buyers are doing themselves a disservice when submitting an offer with a long list of what’s wrong with the house. It makes sellers question why the buyers would want this place. Instead, I recommend a gentler approach: Submit to the seller only those items that are what I call "Health and Safety" issues. Those items that can be taken care of with a trip to home depot and a high school education are better left to the buyers themselves.
Too many visits: Frequently, after buyers have committed to purchase a home, they want to make lots of visits to their future home, bringing the decorators, architects as well and entire family with them. More often than not the sellers may find the constant visits disruptive. However, as they’re busy packing and possibly doing repairs to meet a deadline. A possible compromise could be to have the buyer arrange a visit while the inspector is present as well as another visit during the final walkthrough before closing.
Renegotiation: Buyers may agree on the price but then repeatedly demand concessions and discounts. The home inspection can be the main culprit. For example, buyers may realize the furnace has about five good years left and then make a demand for a new furnace or monetary equivalent. I advise all my clients that; "There is no such thing as the perfect home, especially today's market with tight housing inventories. Buying a home is not like buying a car. There are always going to be those details that will either need to be lived with, or dealt with, sometime after closing. It's just a part of the process. A realistic buyer knows everything’s not going to be perfect,”
To make sure that your Seller doesn't consider you this type of annoying home buyer, contact me at:
Philip Crocker Lead Buyer Consultant mySanDiegoAgent Realty Group Keller Williams Real Estate 760.212.7222
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