I took photos for some people I now consider my friends about a month back who were listed with another agent. And please if you visit that link, don’t let the rage here spill over into there in the comment. This is the Agent Break Room Blog for me, the other is kinda my Front Desk Agent On Duty Go Fun Happy Blog.
The starting price/CMA was $534,900.
Offer at $450,000 declined at agents suggestion.
Cut to $499,000.
Cut to $469,000. Getting good showings, but no offer as yet.
I come in to take photos. Agent suggests a fire sale open house price of $449,000.
Offer accepted the day after I finish shooting, before photos are uploaded to the MLS.
Time passes until closing day…
Final sales price revealed on MLS… $430,000.
Are you FLUFFY BUNNIES kidding me?!? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot…
So the listing agents CMA was only 24.4% off the final sales price. Awesome.
The agent suggested turning down a $450,000 offer but the sellers end up having to take a $430,000. Again awesome.
I know this is all basically none of my business, and I know they just wanted the transaction over, but I’m upset that my photos didn’t get the chance to save them a suitcase of money on the sale price.
Oh and the zestimate… last time I checked it was $473,000 or something. I would have stayed priced at $469,000 and tried the photos.
Zillow 1 — Realtor Slime 0
Maybe we should start trusting the software a little more…