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Kris Berg – "Yes, the seller is motivated!"

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Just popped over to The San Diego Home Blog and found this.  Really nice.  I laughed out loud.  For those who didn’t already visit there, I wanted to pass it along.

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Russell has been an Associate Broker with John Hall & Associates since 1978 and ranks in the top 1% of all agents in the U.S. Most recently The Wall Street Journal recognized the Top 200 Agents in America, awarding Russell # 25 for number of units sold. Russell has been featured in many books such as, "The Billion Dollar Agent" by Steve Kantor and "The Millionaire Real Estate Agent" by Gary Keller and has often been a featured speaker for national conventions and routinely speaks at various state and local association conventions. Visit him also at and



  1. Kris Berg

    August 23, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Thanks, Russ, although my post really could have benefited from your most outstanding photos. We should combine forces and conquer the world. 🙂

  2. Mark Eibner

    August 23, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    we’re at it again Kris Berg – “Yes, the seller is motivated!”: COME ON- support the 28t..

  3. Glenn fm Naples

    August 24, 2008 at 8:27 am

    It seems like agents love to ask that question. Have you thought that maybe the agent that asks the question takes overpriced listings where the seller is not motivated. After all, you have to have listings to last.

  4. Jay Thompson

    August 25, 2008 at 1:25 am

    Loved Kris’ post. We got a “are the sellers motivated?” call just this afternoon.

    I so wanted to say, “No, they are not. They have no desire what-so-ever to sell their home. Why the hell are you bothering me on a Sunday?”

    Instead I got a little snotty and said, “Why don’t you submit an offer and let’s find out?”

  5. Paul

    August 25, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    I do some property and I am well aware of the minimal efforts my agents do. I have 7 properties on their books and every time I call them they have to look up my file such is their lack of involvement.

  6. Steve - Equity Release Co.

    September 14, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    I’m with Paul on this one, my agents don’t know whats going on with my properties half the time…and they manage 13 on my behalf.

  7. Bob

    September 14, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    My standard and legal based response for the few non-short sale listings I have is, “I know that they are willing to accept the asking price. Do you have a concern about the asking price?” It puts the onus on them and we get to cut straight to the objections.

  8. James - Property

    September 16, 2008 at 11:52 am

    I have to disagree with both Steve and Paul above, my agents are great. They are switched on when it comes to the UK market and rarely have they got it wrong.

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