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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Possibly the most overused real estate "marketing" idea ever made though I am sure there will be other "contenders" submitted here.  

Jan 04, 2022 07:36 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I LOVE them! They scream of desperation and it's an alert that I'll be negotiating a killer deal for my buyers!

Jan 04, 2022 09:46 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It is against our philosophy to say that anywhere.  You put the seller at a disadvantage!  A

Jan 04, 2022 08:59 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I'd say "make an offer."  That seller is advertising that they are desperate.

Jan 04, 2022 07:13 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

At best it's stating the obvious, at worst you are compromising your seller and breaking your fiduciary duty. I truly feel "seller motivated" 99% of the time translates to "agent desperate for a check" or "seller is over-priced" 🙄

Jan 05, 2022 05:26 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

'Seller Desperate'
'Make a Lowball'
'Make Ridiculous Demands'

ya mean?

I like:

"All reasonable offers cheerfully reviewed"

which is a 'duh' but still . . .

Jan 05, 2022 05:40 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont Feel anything about these statements. 

I focus on the actual facts of the property, and do take a mental note of an agent that is selling out their clients by undercutting their position in future negotiations.

Jan 04, 2022 10:40 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Code word is that they may "give" on something.

Jan 04, 2022 07:30 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It is not my style.

Jan 05, 2022 06:43 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You can't fix stupid! If a seller did not want to sell the property would not be listed!

Jan 05, 2022 04:13 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

The first word that comes to mind is "desperate.'' 

Jan 04, 2022 10:21 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Haha in what decade did that happen:) OK I really know when that was!! BUT not here in Phoenix for a very long time.  Even when that might have been true I did not market like that - as in ever.

Jan 04, 2022 08:28 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I question: What is the LA thinking? 

Then I look at the price and days on market ...oh, the listing is overpriced, need 48 notice for a showing between 11 am and 2 pm M-W-F. 

Hum 🤗 who is really motivated? Methinks it is the agent. 

Jan 05, 2022 08:49 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Ridiculous as the property is in the MLS which means I want to sell. I always wonder if that means 'agent anxious'.

Jan 05, 2022 06:01 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Two things come to mind:  stubborn and/or desperate.

Jan 05, 2022 05:51 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Those statements do not help the seller.

Jan 05, 2022 04:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I NEVER EVER say that. My job is to protect the negotiating posture of my seller. Once I make it public that seller is anxious... I've just compromised their position. Just price the how to make it irresistible to buyers. 

Jan 05, 2022 09:52 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

They're my favorite.  Also is like throwing chum in the water, all the sharks will be circling.

Jan 05, 2022 09:02 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Basically, I think 'SM' & 'SA' are useless.  If they are not motivated are they serious sellers? If they are anxious that might give me the idea they are in a distress or don't wanter situation, enticing me to lowball the offer.  Make Offer is ok just requesting action be taken.

Jan 05, 2022 08:39 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

You are letting everyone know you want a sale quick, or that the Seller needs a quick sale - either says you may get the home for less.

Jan 05, 2022 06:47 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

They come with the territory. Focus on your own production.

Jan 05, 2022 05:53 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Reminds me of "Or Best Offer".  It is just wasted ink.  I can see, perhaps, using that language if it is coupled with a substantial price drop, but otherwise it is an efficiency of words...

Jan 05, 2022 03:00 PM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

I love it when listing agents tell it like it is...recently I was speaking to a LA when they gave me the scoop:


what $$ the seller was looking for

the multiple offer price my buyer had to beat 

cash was king with the seller


We did not make an offer and I was grateful not to waste my time and not to get my buyers hopes up.


I would like to see more transparency in the RE transaction...




Jan 05, 2022 08:22 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It doesn't have any effect on me, and doesn't encourage me to suggest buyers rush to make an offer.

Jan 05, 2022 07:50 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I would rather say: Call for special agent briefing, Seller ready or quick close

Jan 05, 2022 06:38 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

If I was a buyer, it would say to me, hey, this owner will work with me, does care whether the place sells or not. Over used or not, your buyer only does this shop for a home a one, two, just a few times in his / her lifetime. Your CTA should be to make them text, call, email or drop into the office lobby and you can shake it up with other ways of saying it. Priced to sell quickly translates that sitting on the fence on this one will only give you painful splinters cause it won't last long.

Jan 05, 2022 05:30 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

There's zero value to add this wording in my opinion. If it's listed they've already answered the bulk of overused cliches we typically see.

Jan 05, 2022 12:38 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

If the seller is not "motivated", "anxious" and hopeful for an "offer", why is the house for sale?

I think those terms in the mls or in any kind of advertising are either meaningless puffery or signs of desperation.

Jan 05, 2022 03:12 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

On the yard sign---sure.  Why?  The seller can see those words are being used.

In the MLS, particularly agent remarks, no way!  If you can't say it in front of your seller, don't say it.

Jan 05, 2022 02:41 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I find that most sellers are motivated in every way other than "financially".

Jan 05, 2022 09:05 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

It is rare the seller is truly as motivated as what the phrase implies. Buyer will usually send a lowball offer on those and that is not what a seller is looking for. They usually need to lower the price or remediate an issue.

Jan 06, 2022 10:34 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I feel that many agents are mentally exhausted and cannot invest energy in creating new terminology. So, they rely on the "Tested and true' mentality that gives comfort by not reinventing the wheel.
I recently used 'as rare as the Ivory Billed Woodpecker' in the opening line.  The creativity was acknowledged by many agents. The use was decided based on recent news coverage of a recent report of one being spotted of this extinct bird. I simply entered into the conversation.

Jan 06, 2022 05:55 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

would only ever do that if seller explicitly asked me to and put it in writing. 

Jan 05, 2022 06:29 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

It's company policy that we don't use that phrase without the seller putting the request in writing and it's still against our advice.  Lower the price if that needs to happen.

Jan 06, 2022 12:11 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It is somewhat nonsensical.

Jan 06, 2022 09:09 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Sounds good to me.

Jan 05, 2022 10:26 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Too overused.....not sure if those expressions mean anything along with ''will not last long''. 

Jan 10, 2022 05:18 PM