During a recent training event one of my seasoned Brokers, Dan, said something that instantly resonated with everyone in the room...No one likes to sell but everyone loves to buy.
We were talking about how to motivate sellers to adjust their price, terms, condition, and or incentives to encourage buyers to view their listing and more importantly make offers. His insight was that sellers never become truly motivated until they zero in on what they want to purchase.
In my experience Dan is absolutely correct! As soon as a seller finds a property they want to acquire - their attitude moves from reluctance to excitement. On the other hand sellers who don't know where they are going are often difficult to negotiate with, why? Their reluctance stems from one thing - uncertainty.
When sellers don't know where they will live next it creates anxiety, fear, and doubt. In advising and counseling sellers then our first step might be to first treat all sellers as buyers. For instance you might say: "Before we talk about a marketing and pricing strategy for your current home let's talk about your next home...."
When you can help your sellers achieve their housing goals you will unlock the door to a more motivated client! If your sellers are staying local you can easily begin an automated search pattern for their needs or better yet you can be their "curator" by hand selecting a basket of listings for your seller clients to view. For sellers leaving the area you can help them find a REALTOR by interviewing several agents in their new community.
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Jim Remley is a nationally recognized expert in the field of residential real estate. Entering the real estate industry at the age of 19 he began an unlikely rise from college drop out to real estate Rock Star by becoming ranked in the top 1% of REALTORS® nationwide. Implementing game-changing strategies and deploying the latest technology advances Jim shattered sales records by listing over 150 properties in one twelve month period. At 24 he opened his first Real Estate Company and grew the company to 17 offices becoming the largest independent real estate company in the State of Oregon.
Today Jim leads one of the largest real estate firms in the state of Oregon with over $800 million dollars in sales volume a year with just over 160 active Brokers. As a consultant, author, speaker, and trainer Jim has one mission – to create abundance through simplicity of action. In 2018 Jim launched www.erealestatecoach.com an On-Demand Video Coaching platform designed for REALTORS to tap into highly focused information and actionable ideas based on thousands of interviews with top producers from across the country.
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