Do you ask your self why would you pay for the services of a Real Etate Advisor?
Or do you thing that Real Estate Fees are too high and should be negotiated? then please let me tell you a story....
There was this Man who asked me to do a job in his house and he asked me how much it cost to do a job for him. I told him 3,500€
_ "For that job? Its alot!" He told me
- "How much did you think it would cost you?" I aksed him
_ "At most 500€ or nothing", "it's a quick job!"
- "For 500€ I invite you to do it yourself"
_ "I don't know how to do it", he told me.
- "For 500€ I teach you, so in addition to saving 3.000€ you will have the knowledge for the next time you need it".
It seemed good to him and he accepted.
So I said,
-"Here's what you need to get started: You need tools: a couple of machines at least, hammer, chisel, disk machine, paddles, flat, level, concrete mixer, etc etc ..."
_"But I don't have all those tools and I'm not going to buy all that for a single job!" He said.
- "Well for 500€ more I rent you my things, so you can do it yourself".
_ "Okay" he told me, not so convinced anymore.
- "Perfect, so on Friday I we meet here to start the job", I said.
_ "I can't on Friday, but I do have time today." He said.
- "But today I don't have time to teach you and lend you my things.and moreover you also need to buy the elements you need for this work;" I said." He said.
"_ "Oh, no!. I am not going to make tremendous queues to buy those things, and the time that I will invest is too much!. You have everything there, couldn't you sell me some of your materials?" He asked me." He said.
"-It's okay. Just because I want you to see things as they are, I am going to sell you from my stock. But you must be very punctual because I have more work to do. I'll wait for you tomorrow at 5 in the morning to start all the work. I said." He said.
"_ " What? It's very early! you know what, I'd better give you the 3,000€. I've already done my accounts and it's going to be more expensive".he said End of the story.
_ " What? It's very early! you know what, I'd better give you the 3,000€. I've already done my accounts and it's going to be more expensive".he said.
End of the story.
So please KEE IN MIND THAT you are not charged just for doing a job
You are charged for:
- Unforeseen problems/situations
- Materials/ tools/ cars
Payments to the Treasury, Cash, VAT, Social Security for employees, offices and warehouses, transportation and others obligations that every legally established business needs
Nobody can denigrate the work of anyone by putting the price that seems right to him, nor by disparaging his work.