How to bring out a FSBO sellers motivation.

How to bring out a FSBO sellers motivation.

They say that look for motivated sellers, not houses and I agree with that. But sometimes, you come across a somewhat motivated seller who has a vacant house they've been trying to sell for 2 years. I have a meeting with them on wednesday at 9am.

The couple inherited this house from the wife's deceased mother 2 years ago and have been trying to sell it since from what I'm told.

From the way it sounds, I'm 99.999% sure I'm not the first investor buyer to call them. says that the house is worth 55k, and from what I see on the outside it needs more than just "cosmetic work".

The top-dollar offer I'm going to make assuming the work really is just cosmetic+updates is 25k. If they either balk or just stare at me then I'll walk and check back with them every 30 days or so to follow up.

Btw, this house is on the street where I live on. I can walk to this house in under 3 minutes so if this couple isn't willing to be reasonable then no gas lost on my part. Eye-wink



First off its seems that you have already determined that they may drop your offer and this may be a waist of time. I would approach this as an athlete...You are going to get an offer accepted.

Second I would ask them what they would take before you pop a price. They may understand the need of repairs and the value of the property then may take $18,000 but if you jump in with your price you have lost your opportunity.

Here are some questions to consider:

- Why are you selling?
- How long have you been trying to sell?
- IF I were to pay cash for the property what is the least you would take?


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Just got done with the meeting...

It turns out the place only needed about 9-12k in work to make it tip-top. The owner claims he got a lot of calls from potential renters. He lives 25 miles away and he doesn't want to deal with the hassle of being a landlord.

We did a walk-through, I checked the roof, foundation, and the rest. It all looked fine. I showed them the comps to show the ARV is worth about 62.5k and I ran the numbers and showed the max offer is actually 34k.

Of course they are "going to think about it". If the FSBO sign is still up in a month then I'll follow up. They seemed real nice even when driving away, so I hope they just didn't blow me off. But then again, the "think about it" excuse usually means that.

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Make one type of deals your goal for now.

Also, find a local investor who is more than willing to help in your area. The closer they are the better. I'm pretty sure the city of Orlando has a real estate investor association try to see what they are about. That will get you started.