FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The North Texas real estate market continues to be very tight and competitive when it comes to convincing sellers to sell and win deals.
Todd Tramonte is a DFW real estate agent who says he has resorted to offering cruise vacations to sellers in order to entice them to accept offers from his clients.
Tramonte said: “The market dictates a different approach.”
He added, “I have a fiduciary responsibility to my client to do whatever we can to meet their highest needs. I think it’s completely ethical, and I know it’s legal.
Tramonte says he’s offered the seller more than 100 five-day, four-night cruises in the past 12 months.
Now that cruises are coming back from COVID-19 restrictions, he says the cruise offer is difficult to convey for many sellers.
He said: “We’re in an environment right now where a lot of people are worried that they won’t be able to buy if they sell. Or if they are buying for the first time they will not be able to afford to buy something or if they sell and do not buy they will get stuck in the middle of the homeless somewhere.
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He says he will continue to make cruise deals as long as demand exists, which he calculates will last at least a year and a half.