Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty)

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Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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And who does 10 and 100 reductions. Really Jimbob?


Jul 30, 2019 07:56 AM
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

The small changes obviously don't motivate a buyer to act nor are they big enough to enlarge their buyer pool and pick up more prospective buyers. I think the agents (and to a lesser degree the sellers) that make small changes must have the idea that no one knows about the listing and if they just saw it - it would sell. At least with out MLS any price change up or down will get the home on the "hot sheet" and trigger auto updates to all the public receiving email notices of new listings and price reductions - so a small change can get renewed exposure or possibly "find" a buyer that missed it some how  and possibly an agent will see something when it hits the hot sheet that they didn't see when it was "new". The only related "abuse" that gets annoying for me here (so much so the MLS has made a rule to prevent it) was when a listing agent would go down $100 wait two days and go back up $100, wait two days and go down $100 etc. This kept their listing on the "hot sheet" and going out on automated notices to the public continuously.

Jul 30, 2019 07:02 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not. I'd rather spend my time working with sellers that get it! 

Seriously?  $10 and $100 price reductions.  

Jul 30, 2019 08:41 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

So far I have never done a price reduction, we have however made a few improvements and raised the price successfully.

Jul 30, 2019 08:17 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No... I do not take grossly over-priced listings. I might take one that is a bit high with the understanding that we drop the price relatively quickly to what I recommended in the first place. But these incremental price changes are stupid. I tell my clients that if/when we reduce a price it needs to be rare and meaningful to attract a new crop of buyers.

Jul 30, 2019 07:53 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

No! The turkeys are not serious. By Thanksgiving they are off the market.

Our price reduction here is reasonable 20K or even 100K at a time. The ones with minute reduction yet overpriced, realtors move to serious sellers.

Jul 30, 2019 06:50 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

NO!  There is a listing in my neighborhood that is so over what market will bear. So far within a month it's reduced $50K and still has another $50K to go down. Not a chance it's comparable to other semi-custom homes in the area. And it's on a busy street.  Why agents do this, I don't know.....


And hey, I learned a phrase from my first broker in this type of situation. Well.... let me refer you to an agent that specializes in over priced listings.  It Works! They either get reasonable or I excuste myself and wish them well.

Jul 30, 2019 09:15 AM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Taking a listing that is overpriced usually ends in disaster for you or me.  They will let it expire and list at the correct price with the next realtor.

Low reductions such as this-Why?  Only to get it sent out as new again is my guess.

Jul 30, 2019 08:00 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

In order for a price reduction to be reflected on the hot sheet in our mls, the reduction has to be at least $1000. $10 and $100 doesn't cut it.

Jul 30, 2019 09:24 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

That is something that we struggle with in our market right now. We've slowed a bit and sellers want to get the same price their neighbors did last year. It's difficult for them to accept that's not going to happen!

I won't take NEW clients who over-price but, will give my repeat clients the opportunity to try their price with the understanding, they will reduce and LIKELY will have to reduce further below what I suggest initially. I explain to them that DOM cost them in sales price when all is said and done. 

Jul 30, 2019 08:56 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I know many agents will do price reduction like this so that the listing gets activity on daily mls categories.

Jul 30, 2019 08:22 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It depends on who's who in the zoo, as well as what segment of the market you are talking about. The $10 to a $100 reductions are indicators of annoying sellers.  They probably go for annoying agents to list their properties hoping for annoying buyers to sell to...We would run away from these types, and do.  A

Jul 30, 2019 06:52 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

$10 or $100 price reduction is nothing, but I've seen it and it may just have a purpose.  When agents search the mls they will enter list price up to $$$. So if the home is listed at $500k and now they drop it to $499,999, the home will be included in the seach.   I won't take a listing knowing that it needs a major price drop.   Usually sellers just assume that the agent is not doing the job and will terminate the contract, hire another agent but will agree to a price reduction.  The cycle keeps on continuing until the 3rd or 4th agent in which at that time the price now equals market or comps, hopefully.   I've been there and I declined the listing.  Seller changed to 3 different agents and the house sat on the market for almost a year.  He finally withdrew the listing and the home was now leased.  

Jul 30, 2019 01:00 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Annoyances arrive and are rarely welcome.  As far as taking listings knowing that a price reduction is forthcoming is a strategy that may be effective for some and in some situations.  Annoyances of any and all varieties are best avoided.  

Jul 30, 2019 11:01 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

And simply annoyed is being polite with no real adjust. I do, right after they expire

Jul 30, 2019 04:12 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

All is discussed upfront to a mutal understanding or what is the point?

Jul 30, 2019 08:53 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've got multiple offers bidding the price well above list.

Jul 30, 2019 08:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Our market has softened, so we are seeing reductions every day, and not little ones.

Aug 10, 2019 10:23 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Sometimes but I try to price it right the first time.


Aug 03, 2019 10:12 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No we do not as it is a misrepresentation of the value of a home to our principal.  $10 & $100 reductions are a stick in the eye for buyers

Aug 01, 2019 08:25 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

We try to price realistically.

When prices were roaring upward, we had a hard time listing high enough.

Now we are having difficulty listing low enough.

Never a dull moment.

Jul 31, 2019 05:23 PM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Generally, no.  I've noticed a significant increase in price reductions throughout 2019, not just recently.  Often multiple price reductions as inventory has improved.

Jul 31, 2019 07:38 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Part of our job is educating. Sellers often see the light after some time of frustration.

Jul 31, 2019 06:38 AM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not take overpriced listing Kevin.

Jul 31, 2019 05:30 AM