In my opinion the easiest way to reduce stress during a real estate transaction is to take the emotion out of it and simply treat it as a business transaction.
In my opinion it does not make sense to do so. The buyer’s REALTOR® knows if his or her buyer does not buy one particular property they will buy a different one; therefore, there is very little incentive for a buyer’s REALTOR® to lower his or her commission to pull a particular deal together.
There are 1230 REALTORS® in Victoria, B.C. The mathematical odds are your listing REALTOR® does not have a buyer for your home, but rather one of the other 1229 REALTORS® does.
Most real estate contracts, for example, are written as “$600,000 including all appliances,” however, should we be writing them as “$595,000 and buyer agrees to pay $5,000 for appliances.” The problem with writing a purchase price including appliances is the buyer is pay 2% property transfer tax on appliances, which are not fixtures to the home. Does that make sense?
and the most consistent at making incorrect real estate predictions including our local Victoria, B.C. Real estate market.