How good are you at answering objections? Do you create a conversation, or do you create a verbal wrestling match? Too many agents unwittingly do the latter, and alienate the client.

Use a Process to Craft and Answer Objections ‘Artfully’

Do you memorize words easily? I don’t. But, I can remember the important processes if I have a system to hang my mental hat upon. You need a process.

Memorizing the ‘Answers’ Is Just so Old-School

Why not just memorize the right answer and tell the consumer? Well, that’s the short way, but it doesn’t work. Why? Because throwing an answer right back to the seller or buyer sounds like you’re arguing with them.  The secret to handling objections is

to use a process which changes the adversarial relationship to one of adult conversation.

I know. You want the answer to every objection because you think that’s what you need to be comfortable with buyers and sellers. I believe that’s because of the anxiety that happens when the seller or buyer throws up an objection. The agent’s first thought is panic. Then, she grasps for the first thing that comes to mind—and blurts it out. Or, she stands there with an incredulous look on her face. Agents need not be so concerned about glib answers.  What they should be concerned with is that they know the process.

What Process Does for You

  1. It gives you time to think.
  2. It gives you more information from the seller.
  3. It allows you to be a problem-solver with the seller, not an arguer.

For dozens of scripts and role-played examples, see

Objection Busters for Buyers and Sellers.