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.