Listing Your Home For Sale With a Friend

Jonathan Dalton, Phoenix Real Estate AgentYou decide to sell your house and call a friend with a license to handle it for you. Maybe they offer you a reduced commission. Maybe not.

You decide on a list price well above current market value. Your friend complies because they’re your friend and they don’t want to hurt your feelings or maybe even the friendship.

Your home doesn’t sell because it’s overpriced.

Question of the day: would a friend really let you put your home on the market for sale in this environment without a competitive list price? Are they really being your friend?

[tags]real estate listings, Phoenix real estate[/tags]

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at


  • Home Seller 10 years ago

    Wise Words!

  • Scottsdale az real estate 10 years ago

    Well, yes and no. I think a true friend would be honest with you, but at the same time, some people have a really hard time being the bearer of bad news.

  • Jonathan Dalton 10 years ago

    Thanks, Home Seller.

    Jeff & Jane (not sure which) – if you can’t handle being the bearer of bad news, this may be the wrong profession to be in these days. And I’m saying this having not wanted to be that bearer in the past.

    Just one of those things that struck me – how often a home listed by friends and/or family starts off priced too high and stays that way until it expires or the sellers change their mind.