“Would You Take . . .?”

In the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy’s “You might be a redneck if . . .” string of jokes (sample: ‘you’ve been married 3 times and still have the same in-law’s’), I offer up the Realtor equivalent:

You don’t need a Realtor if . . . you want to go around verbally offering Sellers 50% on the dollar — or less — for their homes.

I don’t believe that that’s common in the land of Minnesota Nice, but I am hearing about and running into it.

In my experience, such offers are non-starters (see, “The Mulligan Market“), and take as much time to reject as the would-be Buyer put into making them.

And if the Buyer really is serious — a big “if” — starting out with an insultingly low offer is almost always a mistake.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

Leave a Reply