It could happen to you in the LBK housing market
If you have experience buying a home, you understand the stressful feeling of waiting for a seller’s response to your offer.
There are many factors that determine whether or not owners accept an offer you make on their listing. They might decline your offer if it was too low, if you requested too many contingencies, or if someone simply made a better offer.
One thing you might not have thought of is that sellers might turn down your offer because they don’t like what you’ve said about their home.
How would they know if you said something wrong? Well, even if you don’t directly say anything negative about the house to the sellers, they might overhear the conversations you are having with your real estate agent.
I recently came across a TikTok that shared how many sellers have a Ring Doorbell or other cameras inside their homes, and they’ll listen to what you say to your real estate agent on a tour.
The video shares examples of what some buyers might say about a home the seller might not like. Saying things like “their furniture was hideous” or “must be a divorce” will not put you in a positive light for the seller.
One commentator mentioned that before she had cameras readily available in her house, she would hide under the bed in the house she was selling to listen to the conversations of the realtor and the buyer.
I’m not sure if I support eavesdropping on these conversations (especially as I hide under the beds), but I understand wanting to make sure your home is in good hands. It’s good to keep in mind that even if you are looking to make this house your home, it was someone else’s house first, and they can still be attached to it.
Either way, the next time you’re looking to buy a home, remember that what you said about that home could be the reason your offer was turned down.
Which $ 500,000 House Gets You In Lubbock vs. Dallas, Texas
One of the biggest draws to living in a small town over a big one is the type of house you can get for the same price. Here’s a comparison of two homes – one in Lubbock and one in Dallas – both of which cost around $ 500,000 and have four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Take a look at the Dallas house, followed by Lubbock’s, below: