5 outrageous seller expectations and how to respond

Don't be caught off guard in these situations

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After 20 years in real estate, I still feel blessed to still be learning. I'm an advocate of not just seeking growth from obvious educational opportunities but also learning from each and every conversation I have with clients. When it comes to seller conversations, I find that some of the most outrageous seller expectations and requests have taught me the most. These also tend to be the ones that have stayed with me over the years. With that in mind, here are five of the oddest situations I’ve ever had to navigate with sellers. Not at the kids' expense You've probably met the family that puts the kids' happiness first — even at the risk of the salability of their property. I’ll never forgot the sellers who didn’t warm to my advice that decluttering would be an easy way to make their property more appealing to potential buyers. Their small property had a tiny outdoor living space that was packed with kids stuff. The mother said, “We’re happy to declutter, b...