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A Common Northeast OH Short Sale Negotiation Mistake: Talking Too Much

Northeast OH – This is the worst sin of negotiating. Don’t tell the buyer’s or their agent your life’s story.

What do you think would pop into a buyer’s head if they heard this out of a seller’s mouth? “We must sell the home because it is in foreclosure and if we don’t sell it be June 23rd, then the bank will foreclose on it.”

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Immediately they will think, “I wonder what they owe on the house. If it doesn’t sell they will have a foreclosure. The sellers probably just want to get what they owe on the home so they can avoid foreclosure.”

This is an extreme example, but it shows you how a simple slip of the tongue could cause a seller to lose a large amount of their hard earned equity.

A seller facing foreclosure in that situation might be desperate enough to “get out” with none of their equity just to avoid foreclosure.

But, what if they buyer was willing to pay the market value for the home? That seller just lost all their equity! When a buyer asks why you are selling answer them without giving away any extra information.

You could say, “Oh, we would like to move to a smaller home.” You don’t need to say much more than that. And don’t tell them you must sell by a certain date to avoid foreclosure!

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (440) 348-5500

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Thanks for reading this, Andy Morris.

Andy is a Real Estate Broker at Realty Trust Services.

Phone: (440) 348-5500. iandymorris@gmail.comm.

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