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Submitted by bree3355 on May 2, 2009 - 8:18am

Submitted by 4plexowner on May 2, 2009 - 9:20am.

you mean, like, to kick somebody's ass?

Submitted by 4plexowner on May 2, 2009 - 9:27am.

or do you really mean that you are wanting to do something that is ethically questionable and you are looking for a SLIMY (as opposed to 'AGGRESSIVE') realtor?

Submitted by bree3355 on May 2, 2009 - 9:28am.

LOL! No, I have tried working working with two realtors in the past few months, who seemed lazy and not putting in as much effort for the search as I was, and were too lazy to write offers.

Submitted by urbanrealtor on May 2, 2009 - 10:02am.

I'll kick somebody's ass.
I'll even use weapons.

Would doubling as muscle be considered ethically questionable?

What if I did it vigilante style like V or Batman?

Would I wear a giant letter R on my chest?

Submitted by 4plexowner on May 2, 2009 - 10:07am.

I think a black mask ala the Lone Ranger would be fun

Submitted by NotCranky on May 2, 2009 - 10:18am.

How about Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Sell me dis house at dis price now, or ah take it aff da face of da earth.

Submitted by urbanrealtor on May 2, 2009 - 10:39am.

4plexowner wrote:
I think a black mask ala the Lone Ranger would be fun

LOL
Fucking awesome.

Submitted by jpinpb on May 5, 2009 - 11:03pm.

No realtors volunteering to work?

Submitted by sdrealtor on May 6, 2009 - 12:02am.

Truthfully, I dont even want to work with most buyers right now because it is a waste of my time. In the sub-500 price range, you are better off smacking yourself in the forehead repeatedly on daily basis with a 2 x 4 than trying to buy a house today.

My Spring prediction has been proven to be far too accurate. Hopefully the foreclosure floodgates will open and Fall will be the time for buyers to get their satisfaction. They aint gonna get this Spring/Summer and they aint gonna get it next Spring/Summer which will be a repeat of this one.

Submitted by jpinpb on May 6, 2009 - 8:38am.

Well, some people are getting now. Too much time and effort to try?

Submitted by sdrealtor on May 6, 2009 - 11:33am.

better ways to make money, at least for me.....

Submitted by urbanrealtor on May 6, 2009 - 12:12pm.

jpinpb wrote:
No realtors volunteering to work?

I am always up for more work.
However, the way the OP framed it, I think that I would want to have a chat about wants and needs.

A lot of people have very...interesting ideas about what we can do and what kinds of people we are.

-Dan (urbanrealtor at gmail)

Submitted by SD Realtor on May 6, 2009 - 10:33pm.

jp what did you mean by some people are getting now? You kind of lost me there.

Submitted by AK on May 6, 2009 - 11:49pm.

It's very tough for buyers' agents right now ... and I'd guess it's especially tough for the good/ethical ones. I'd recommend my own agent except she's working hard enough already :)

If I had a particularly aggressive or unconventional strategy I'd consider hiring someone on an hourly fee arrangement. I've never tried it myself but who knows, it might work for you.

Submitted by jpinpb on May 7, 2009 - 7:01am.

SD Realtor wrote:
jp what did you mean by some people are getting now? You kind of lost me there.

sdr said/suggested in his post that it's too competitive and people aren't getting places.

I see places getting sold so some people are successful in buying.

Submitted by DataAgent on May 7, 2009 - 8:06am.

bree3355 wrote:
LOL! No, I have tried working working with two realtors in the past few months, who seemed lazy and not putting in as much effort for the search as I was, and were too lazy to write offers.

You don't need an agent to write offers. Write your own.

Submitted by peterb on May 7, 2009 - 8:19am.

Perhaps you'd do better with the school girl outfit?

Submitted by jpinpb on May 7, 2009 - 9:36am.

LOL. If that's what it'll take, I'd do it ;)

Submitted by urbanrealtor on May 7, 2009 - 10:26am.

jpinpb wrote:
LOL. If that's what it'll take, I'd do it ;)

I find that strategy less successful than advertised.

Submitted by jpinpb on May 7, 2009 - 12:30pm.

urbanrealtor wrote:
jpinpb wrote:
LOL. If that's what it'll take, I'd do it ;)

I find that strategy less successful than advertised.

Didn't go over too well at the open house?

Submitted by urbanrealtor on May 7, 2009 - 1:18pm.

jpinpb wrote:
urbanrealtor wrote:
jpinpb wrote:
LOL. If that's what it'll take, I'd do it ;)

I find that strategy less successful than advertised.

Didn't go over too well at the open house?

Didn't get the right kind of clients.

Submitted by Aecetia on May 7, 2009 - 2:42pm.

Jpinpb-

Wear the Guns and Roses outfit with the accessory. That will work.

Submitted by SD Realtor on May 7, 2009 - 2:45pm.

sdr said/suggested in his post that it's too competitive and people aren't getting places.

I see places getting sold so some people are successful in buying

*********

Ahh I see now.

Yeah it is a grinder out there right now. Plenty of places are moving and most of them are getting multiple offers. I have probably written upwards of 30-40 offers in the past 3 months. Many of them are backups, many of them were dismissed without a counter.

That is the current market right? What can ya do.

I am not discouraging anyone from trying to lowball, just try to measure the current market conditions so that your expectations are adjusted. I have had clients think that I am not doing a good job because the lowball offer they sent in is dismissed without even a callback.

Two days ago I got a call from a client who wanted to see a home in 4S. I called and they had a short sale offer already to the lender with 3 other offers in on it. My client said okay no problem. Then they called me yesterday and said they wanted to see it and they had to see it that day. I was already booked up and they got salty and said they were gonna go with another agent. This is someone who I sold thier home very recently and have already shown ALOT of homes to. When I told them I could show tomorrow at 10 am (which is today) she said no she had to see it now. Mind you, this is for a short sale that already has an accepted offer and will be in processing for say oh a few more months probably.

Of course these people are looking right in the wheelhouse sdr mentioned. The mid 400 to mid 500k range in pq or rb.

So yes what he said makes perfect sense. Way better ways to be earning money but it is what it is.

6 months ago was a hell of alot better time to buy then right now. Hopefully the same will be said 6 months FROM now.

Strange how people don't adjust their strategy for the current market conditions, (both buyers and sellers) or simply sit it out if the conditions are not conducive to the strategy they want to implement.

Submitted by Oxford on May 7, 2009 - 3:09pm.

Tell your agent that your girlfriend will come along to see houses and she has big boobs. They will take you anywhere.

[insidejoke4sdr]

OX
...( @ )( @ )

Submitted by jpinpb on May 7, 2009 - 3:15pm.

Aecetia wrote:
Jpinpb-

Wear the Guns and Roses outfit with the accessory. That will work.

Yeah. That'll be persuasive - kinda mafia style. I'll make people offers they can't refuse. LOL.

Submitted by sdrealtor on May 14, 2009 - 6:18pm.

Hey Ox,
How bout Jamul? It a long ride but....

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