“Buy this property…it’s overpriced!”

The picture painted by the description in the real estate guide depicted beach front living in a much sought after suburb, attracting buyers in the $1million plus price range. This was a property known to me as I had often admired the street appeal and the location of this beautiful home - it almost had an iconic feel to me.
I was quick to jump online to view the photos, and credit to the photographer, the photos where spot on – it looked good, so I decided it was definitely worth a look.
On the Saturday of the first open home, I arrived at the property right on time.  As I made my way to the front door there was a collection of shoes, indicating I wasn’t the first to get there.  Out of respect to the owner I removed my shoes too and walked on in. I made my way through the entry level, passing very expensive golf clubs, two laptop computers in the office, the work shed of power tools and an iPhone on a docking station - all pretty normal, apart from the fact that the agent was nowhere to be seen.
I followed the sound of voices and went upstairs. At last, there was the agent, but he was in his own little world and had no idea I was there. I continued to make my way through this amazing home filled with stunning art, and an extensive collection of rare wines. I started to feel like a bit of an intruder, as the agent still had not acknowledged me. So I approached him and asked if he would like me to sign the attendance register. I was told that there wasn’t one, but to continue looking around and admire the views. Can you believe that?
I counted 16 groups of people in that home and not one had their details taken. The agent basically ignored everyone except for one couple that had struck up a conversation with him. I can only hope for the owner’s sake that nothing was stolen due to the lack of security and observation.
Now for the baking. I overheard the lady talking to the agent as she asked, “Is this your suggested price based on comparative sales?” The agent replied, “no, the owners want this price in order to move on.” I hovered around to hear this out.  The agent said that $1.1million -$1.2million would probably secure the property, but that it would take around two - three years for it to “balance out.” So, his message was clearly stating that the home was over priced now, but that you would break even in three - four years time. Wow, now that’s a first! Let’s tell our viewers it’s over priced! I wonder how the sellers would take that?