I've been selling real estate for a little over two years now. Far from being a veteran, but not quite a rookie either. I learn new things it seems like everyday. Well one of the hardest things for me to learn is that my tastes don't necessarily reflect those of my clients.
About a month ago I was working with a couple who were friends of mine. A house came on the market that was a little out in the country. From the MLS listing, the house looked pretty nice. It had great square footage and the picture showed that the house had great curb appeal. Now I did know that it was a forclosed property, so I figured it needed a little work. Nevertheless, we made an appointment and went to see it. Well how can I put this delicately? The house absolutely awful and the surrounding area was even worse. My clients didn't like it and for their sake, I was happy.
Fast forward to yesterday. While working our service desk, I receive a call from a woman that wants to go see a house. She gives me the MLS number and low and behold, it's the house I looked at last month. My first question is "Have you driven by this house?" She replies "Yes, we know it's a little rough, but we're not worried about it." So she is OK with the area, but we still need to overcome the house itself.
We make an appointment to see it this morning and I have to tell you that I'm not optimistic. After all I've seen the inside of this house and couldn't imagine anyone wanting to buy it in the condition it is in. I warn them that the house is very rough and not to expect too much before opening the door. We walk in and from the get go she is in love with the house. Needless to say, I am in total shock. We are meeting tomorrow as soon as they get off work to submit an offer.
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