September 14th, 2015 2:31 PM by Lori Speight
Home sellers can do lots of things that drive home buyers' nuts, from playing mind games to taking things in the home when they move out that they shouldn't have, says McKay Price, assistant professor of real estate finance at Lehigh University.
Bankrate.com recently highlighted a few ways that sellers are getting on the nerves of buyers. Among those top offenses:
"Are they really that thin-skinned? Is it a tactic? And to a serious buyer, does it even make a difference?" the Bankrate.com article notes. Pat Vredevoogd Combs, vice president of Coldwell Banker AJS Schmidt in Grand Rapids, Mich., says that it's never smart for a seller to ignore an offer. "Even though it's your home, it's a financial transaction,” she says. "I'd rather have a lowball offer and be able to negotiate than no offer at all. … I tell my clients, look, this is a starting point."
Read more ways that sellers irk buyers at Bankrate.com.
Source: "Ugh! Here Are 6 Things That Home Sellers Do That Drive Buyers Nuts," Bankrate.com (September 2015)