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Finding the Right Seller

The best seller is one who is highly motivated. A highly motivated seller is more likely to sell at a price that is less than his or her house is actually worth. And it matters that you find out why. Learning the reason why can help you get the price you want and help the seller get what they want: a timely sale.

When given the opportunity to meet with sellers, ask them why they are selling. The reason could be anything, such as a job change to a new location or financial problems. If you can solve their problem, whether it is cash related or time related, do so. For example, if the sellers are highly motivated because they need to move quickly, give them a fast sale - and a lower price. If you can make an offer, even a low one, that gives them cash in a short time, they are more likely to accept.

There are also some sellers that you should avoid. Not every seller is as genuinely motivated as they make themselves to be. Some possible hints:

  • they stall on having the home appraised or inspected
  • they are unable to clear up liens against their property
  • they do not own 100% of their property
  • they push back the move-out date
  • they do not have a replacement property or back up plan
  • etc.

It is impossible to find the perfect seller. But it is possible to find out which sellers are legit and which ones aren’t.

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Lori Ross Doa
Michigan's Equestrian Real Estate Agent
Toll Free Phone: 866-783-2512
Cell or Text: 810-279-8609
Email: mihorsefarms@gmail.com

Jon  Sherman
Michigan Land and Homes Realty, Inc
3580 Casey Road
Metamora, MI  48455
810-599-4595

 

Lori Ross Doa, Equestrian Real Estate in| Michigan Land & Homes Realty
Serving Southeast Michigan 

Genesee, Oakland, Washtenaw, Lapeer, Livingston, Shiawassee, Ingham Counties
Phone: 866-783-2512 | Email: mihorsefarms@gmail.com

Lori Ross Doa
Michigan's Equestrian Real Estate Agent
Toll Free Phone: 866-783-2512
Cell or Text: 810-279-8609
Email: mihorsefarms@gmail.com

Jon  Sherman
Michigan Land and Homes Realty, Inc
3580 Casey Road
Metamora, MI  48455
810-599-4595

 
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