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Motivated Does Not Mean Desperate

Q.  My Realtor used the term motivated seller in the listing without my permission. What can I do?

A.  Motivated does not mean desperate.  In fact I would argue that every seller is motivated.  Why else would you spend countless hours cleaning, de-cluttering, painting, and prepping only to allow total strangers to tour your home?  You're not doing all that because you're bored.  Once that for sale sign goes in your yard, your motivation better be on overdrive as you most likely will be moving in this hot market.  However if the word motivated bothers you, my advice is to have a chat with your agent, grab your thesaurus and come up with a different adjective.  Good luck.

Have a real estate question or need some sound advice?  Call or text Phyllis Staines at (904) 476-7653 or email Every question will receive a response and may be chosen to appear in Saturday's Times Union newspaper.



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