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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I had two of such today! They seems can not make their mind. Both rental terms are almost over and I called them to find out what they want to do. Both can not decide, even I explained that the inventory is very tight. So, we might list them both ways: for rent and for sale ( since they have so much doubt and can not make the mind, whoever comes first).

May 26, 2015 03:26 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have one client that I have both of his homes, and then he decided he was going to rent both out.   Good thing I put into my listing agreement if the listing is cancelled before the expiration date, they owe me $500 for advertising.  He paid both times with cash. 

May 26, 2015 12:56 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I had a Seller develop into what you describe after he accepted an offer. Looking for an out at every opportunity, he really made it hard on the Buyers. They hung in and are now the new owners.

May 26, 2015 11:40 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Had one it lasted for about a month.  My time is precious with my age and health.  I just don't have the time for those who can't decide what side of the fence to get off on.

May 26, 2015 11:14 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

A listing agreement is a listing agreement.  I don't do rentals, unless I refer someone to an owner.

May 27, 2015 10:42 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Debbie, I have in the past, if they don't really know what they want to do, they're better off working with someone else. 

May 26, 2015 11:15 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Oh yes, I've got one now.  Personally I think it's a threat.  They don't really want to own 2 properties but if it doesn't sell they'll rent it out.  Sure you will!!!

May 26, 2015 11:09 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What I have elected to do for these owners is to take a 30 day listing.

The owner sees this won't drag out forever and they know exactly when they can tell new tenant when property MAY be available. In addition, I ask owner to refer all potential tenants to me to see if I can enable them to be buyers.

I do not interpret these owner as wishy washy but when they ask their REALTOR how long will it take to sell, that when the wishy washy appears.

Give these investor/owner something solid and they will play ball.

In summary, I get 30 days to pre-market, 30 day listing period, and 30 day closing. 90 days is more than enough time to sell a house. Usually only need 60 days since a contract is received the first week of the listing period.

 PS: Never ever, ever enter this arrangment and attempt to show with a resident tenant.

May 26, 2015 10:37 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I referred them to others....didn't have time to waste with people on the fence....

May 26, 2015 09:41 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've had them.... but typically we go 'round and 'round on this for a while before we finally list.

May 26, 2015 09:11 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, fortunately I don't. It's usually a I don't want to pack everything up kinda seller.

May 26, 2015 02:27 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I've also had those clients, that didn't know from one day to the nex, whether they wanted to live with parents, rent or buy a home.  They eventually make up their mind.

May 26, 2015 02:01 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have one now...although not a client yet. She touches base with me about every six months. It's always the same...I'm still thinking of putting my house on the market. What do you think? Then she rents it out. 

May 26, 2015 01:38 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I have several like that. After awhile I figure they will still play that game when the price is double todays' price. 


May 26, 2015 12:54 PM