drilling listing agents about property

What is the Deal With That House in Davis, Agent Asked

what is the deal with that house in davis

Right in the middle of breakfast yesterday morning an agent in Davis called to ask what’s the deal with that house in Davis? OK, I could not have answered my phone, but that’s not what I do. The agent’s question took me by surprise because that’s an odd question to ask. Most agents figure out what’s going on with a property by reading MLS docs, actively showing homes and by studying their markets. I can’t say I’ve ever had an an agent ask me what’s the deal with that house in Davis. Normally they introduce themselves, make a little small talk first, try to wiggle into your good graces. But not this guy.

I asked what he meant. To clarify. The home is for sale. Is it not for sale in his MLS? Was there some sort of problem? No, he just wanted to know what’s the deal with that house in Davis. Well, he needs to be more specific. As a top producer listing agent, my primary objective is to sell listings and help give buyer’s agents the information they need. Why did he think there was anything going on with this particular property?

It’s been on the market for a while, the agent said. Yes, but in that particular ZIPcode homes over $1 million are selling in 91 days, with 152 days cumulative. We are only 50 days on market. This means it can take a while to find the specific buyer we need to find, and we have the luxury of patience. But the guy wasn’t done drilling me.

He continued: What kind of comments have you received on this house? What kind of buyer feedback?

There is only one way to answer this kind of question. I’m astonished he had the audacity to ask.

You want to know what other buyers are saying, right? They are saying this is an absolutely breathtakingly beautiful home. It is so gorgeous this home makes their eyes ache from longing for it. Buyers especially love the back yard and pool and have expressed jaw-dropping awe of the spectacular four-season room. They wish they made enough money to afford it because this home is their forever dream home!

Oh, OK, says he. Guess I will have to take a second look at this home and show it.

Elizabeth Weintraub


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