Real Estate Agents are in the business of selling or leasing houses or condos.
Just like you, if you are a business person, they run their businesses to make money to live on and provide for their staff, operating expenses and families.
They should not be confused with charities!
When you wish to engage a Real Estate Agent, it’s worth recalling that Agents do not determine prices of houses or condos in the property market, they interpret them–and are doing this every day of the week, often over many years. They know what will sell or lease, and what will not. They know the price a home will sell for–and what it will not.
The same as a restaurateur or a doctor or a car mechanic will know his or her business well.
So, we put together a list of the top 10 things you should NOT say to a Real Estate Agent in Chang Mai if you want him/her to do his/her best for you; enjoy:
1.I am not looking to sell to a Thai person! – So you want to eliminate 99% of your potential purchasers?
2.I do not care if my house/condo takes a year or two to sell! – Well we do, we only get paid if we sell.
3.I might be lucky and my prince charming comes along and pays my dream price! – Isn’t prince charming a figment of imagination?
4.I do not need to sell but if someone will over pay for my house/condo I will – Will you willingly overpay for a house/condo?
5.My house is different! = Strange, but we get this one a lot. The last house we saw and the one before that, and before that, was too!
6.I spent $X on X so it that adds value = Here’s an idea why don’t you try selling X on E Bay and see what it’s really worth?
8.My neighbour’s auntie’s friend who lives in Bangkok said my house is cheap – So, they are the property experts now. Maybe we should hire them as brokers?
9.My house is cheap compared to similar ones in Singapore, Hong Kong, London – Maybe we can move it to one of these locations?
10.The Thai Baht has dropped so I need to increase my asking price! = So will you lower your price when the Baht strengthens?
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