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  1. Joy
    October 13, 2020 @ 8:56 am

    Thank you for all the articles. This one resonated with me. We dont use agents but sell ourselves. My husband is a skilled negotiator, I’m not too bad myself😊. We sometimes sell an item that we don’t need anymore such as a set of wheels, a trailet etc occasionally a property. Its all the same to us, advertise, negotiate, settle on a price. Most people don’t have the confidence to do that I know, Going back 30 years, two agents suggested 23,000 for a property in a country town. We weren’t happy with that so placed a small add in the Melbourne Age newspaper asking 38,000. We got 35,000.
    Sealed it for us,. We have done DIY from then on. We are in control and can decide on what we will accept and why,. Everyone is happy. 😊


  2. P.
    October 13, 2020 @ 9:33 am

    Thank you for another informative article.
    It never ceases to amaze me how much work the agent want the owners to do.
    Ive heard of people being given questionnaires as to why they bought, what they like about the area and so on.
    Seems to me they get paid just to stand at the door of open houses.


  3. Patrick Carroll
    October 13, 2020 @ 10:42 am

    This article has been enlightens

    Im a builder who builds to sell every project I build and I constantly sell my self short.
    My current project nearing completion needs your guidance so I don’t blab my lowest price.


  4. Brian Howard
    October 13, 2020 @ 1:19 pm

    Thank you Mr. Jenman, Quality words and concepts as always. You’re a true service to your community.


  5. Deb
    October 14, 2020 @ 10:17 am

    Another great article.


  6. Jack
    January 6, 2021 @ 3:49 pm

    It doesn’t matter what the buyers were (potentially) willing to pay.

    We just bought a property, we paid less than what we were willing to pay. The sellers provided their range and wanted over that range so we offered over and they accepted. Yes, we were (potentially) willing to spend more, but if the sellers started playing games we could have (potentially) found another property.

    I understand that a seller would always want to sell for more than what they sold for. But people should also be happy with what they got, because otherwise you will drive yourself insane by always thinking – would the buyer have paid more? Could I have waited for a better buyer? It’s never ending.

    And if you do get the price you are happy with, and the other side was happy, what’s so wrong with that?


  7. Lucretia Gatlin
    June 10, 2021 @ 10:19 pm

    An intriguing discussion is definitely worth comment.
    I think that you should publish more on this subject, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people don’t speak about such subjects.
    To the next! Kind regards!!


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