Posted by JBS on March 10, 2006 at 12:26:27:
I am a liscensed agent as well as an active investor. Most people who are “motivated” sellers do not want to have to pay a commission. Usually, if the deal is good enough for an investor, the homeowner probably wouldn’t have the means to discount the price and also pay a commission. I always inform sellers that I am a liscensed agent but asure them that I am only interested in the house as an investment, not for the commission. This generally produces a sense of a “common ground.” Sellers will be discourgaged if you are trying to get their house at a discount or on good terms and also have to pay a commission.
Hope this helps.