September 22, 2006

Home Sales Dropping | The Onion

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Home Sales Dropping | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source
Home Sales Dropping

September 20, 2006 | Issue 42•38

For the third straight month, sales on preexisting homes dropped, leading realtors to call it a “buyer’s market.” Here are some strategies sellers are using to entice buyers:

* Dropping price by 50 bucks
* Carrying around wad of money; acting like owning this house got them that money
* Pointing out dishwasher several times
* Explaining to potential buyers how fulfilling it is to make mortgage payment on time
* Telling long, touching story about how grandmother needs $312,500 for kidney operation
* Letting third blouse button go
* Drowning out sound of noisy furnace with soulful vocals of Michael McDonald
* Reassuring buyers that people purchase things they can’t afford all the time

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  1. John Says:

    I have experienced 4 of these tactics from realtors. 5 if you change “noisy furnace” with “freeway” and “Michael McDonald” with “Enya”.


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