Dumping on Sellers

Unbeknownst to many Buyers, their Realtor receives a feedback form after each showing (and sometimes, before!).

Equally unbeknownst to Buyers, their agents will occasionally use said form to  . . . . rather tactlessly dump all over the Seller’s home.

So, the curb appeal is ” dreadful,” the condition is “atrocious,” the floor plan is “incoherent” — and on and on. 

And the asking price?

 “Ridiculous!” (of course).

To check some of that agent “candor,” I’m seeing more and more feedback forms come with this caution:  ‘Seller will receive feedback directly.’

P.S.:  So, is an avalanche of negative feedback ever strategic?

It can be.

At the end of the longest negative feedback I (or any other Realtor) ever received was this tag line:  ‘my Buyer’s interested; please keep me in the loop!’

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.

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