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Price Objection Handler: The Waiting Game

Julie Baron Escobar March 13, 2012

My dear friend and amazing marketer to the real estate stars gives you a great dialogue for you to use when a seller wants to wait to lower the price.  Take the time to read this great article and make sure that you connect with ProspectsPlus.  They are the bomb!

From 21 Ways to Get Your Listing Priced Right in Any Market

By Julie Escobar

Love sharing pricing strategies with agents in today’s market.  It’s tough out there – I know! You need all the ammo you can get right?

Here’s a strategy that I call ‘The Waiting Game’ – see if it will work for you! 

Try this dialogue when a seller wants to wait to lower the price:  “Let me ask you, what do you think happens to an overpriced home that doesn’t sell right away? Do you think it eventually sells?  I’m afraid, more often than not, the answer to that is no.   Listings get the most traction in terms of buyer traffic, agent attention and offers in the first 2-4 weeks after coming on the market. If you wait, you’ll lose that traction. 

Worse than that, the longer it sits on the market, the more buyers will begin to wonder if there are more serious problems than price in terms of why it hasn’t sold yet.  Think about it…what’s the first question you would ask when you look at a new house? How long has it been on the market – right?  Long time on market = problem in the eyes of a buyer. In this market, or any market – that’s not a position that can give you any kind of leverage. Let’s price it right and get it sold.”

Agents and managers both –– One of the best ways to really fine tune your negotiation and objection handling skills is to get together once a month with respected colleagues and role play.  (I have the old Sweathog mantra in my head – “practice, drill, rehearse…”) Have everyone bring their best objection to the table. Then collectively come up with some dynamite dialogues, strategies and visuals for overcoming and handling those objections together.

If you’d like to learn more price objection handlers – check out 21 Ways to Price Your Listing Right in Any Market (Despite the Seller’s Best Objections!) at

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Julie Baron Escobar
Julie Baron Escobar

Julie Escobar is a syndicated columnist who’s been in and around the sales, speaking and training industries for more than 25 years. With a passion for helping sales professionals and organizations build their business, maintain their motivation and realize their goals, you’ll find her always on the lookout for new solutions, strategies and techniques that can make jobs easier and life better. You can find Julie on Facebook at View all posts by Julie Baron Escobar →

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