Seller Says - Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

 

Musings by ©Patricia Feager 1/18/2016 

 

At some point every homeowner is faced with the same decision - should I stay or should I go now? How is the market? What can I get if I sell my house? Will it be worth more if I stay? What do I need to do to get my house on the market to sell? Will it sell? 

 

To be sure, only the Seller has the answer. Deciding to stay or to go is not always an easy answer. An agent provides the information and the Seller decides what to do based upon the facts and issues. Listening is key.  

 

 

 

CONDITION

When you open up the front door to strangers, does your home shine as bright as the sun? Does it smell as fresh as rain? Are the styles out of date? Is everything functioning so that you can get above average sales price?

 

BE REALISTIC

Take a look around - is your home antiquated, stuck in time, in bad condition, does it need someone to lift it out of the dark ages and into the new age? What is more appealing to buyers with the money to buy your home for at minimum, list price - is it Quality or Quantity? To be sure, quantity doesn't sell well above list price, so what can you do to get rid of things that will hurt you, rather than help you?

 

LETTING GO 

Understandably, breaking up is hard to do. But if the decision to sell is a serious one, and if you can't let go of stuff, get a POD. Or make a peace offering and donate to charity. Letting go evokes a cleansing that allows something new to be explored. New beginnings are scary but often very rewarding when you think clearly.

 

HELPFUL HINTS 

  • Face reality.
  • Be up for the challenge.
  • Do the right thing.
  • Destroy trash; create beauty.
  • Eliminate everything unnecessary.
  • Be open.
  • Stay positive.

 

The turning point in every dilemma is what you do with the time you have and how you make the right decisions that are right for all! Should I stay or should I go? The decision is all yours!   

 

Sydney J. Harris (September 14, 1917 - December 7, 1986 - American Journalist of the Chicago Daily News and then the Chicago Sun-Times.

 



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Rainer
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Raul Rodriguez
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If the seller is in my city and they want to sell then they should make plans to go...San Antonio is a hot market!

Jan 18, 2016 09:26 PM #26
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Nina Hollander
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Great post, Patricia. Congratulations on the feature; it's well deserved. Loved the quote about change.

Jan 18, 2016 09:26 PM #27
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Great Post Patricia!  I hope your week ahead is a fabulous one too!

Jan 18, 2016 09:36 PM #28
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Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513

Consider the seller's needs. If you NEED to go, then go with gusto! The seller must be properly motivated to make the changes, improvements, etc. that are necessary to move on. If the motivation is lacking, they will be lessing willing to do what is needed. Great post, Patricia!

Jan 18, 2016 09:50 PM #29
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
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Patricia,

Sometimes it is fear that prevents us from making a change.  Sometimes, we need to get a taste of what may be before we can let go.

Brigita

Jan 18, 2016 09:53 PM #30
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Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

Nice post and thought provoking for sellers.  When to sell is a question only a seller can answer.  There has to be motivation.  Motivation to clean up, declutter, repair and be realistic on pricing. Once all the stars align, a seller can move forward.  All sellers want the most money for their home, and getting the house ready for sale is a lot of work, and they need to be read to take on the tasks!

Jan 18, 2016 10:10 PM #31
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Bright as the sun and as fresh as the rain (her words)? Who wouldn't want this lady as an agent?

Jan 18, 2016 10:38 PM #32
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Patricia. What an apropos song. Moving is hard and the decision to do so is never simple. I enjoyed this.

Jan 18, 2016 10:40 PM #33
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hella Mitschke Rothwell - yesterday was a good day for you and your Seller! "Floating the idea," before saying yes is an inside job!!! Getting to yes is a big accomplishment for some and I know you're going to do a great job.

Jan 18, 2016 11:21 PM #34
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Joe Petrowsky and TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Patience and sensitivity goes together like a ball and a mitt. One can't make a home run unless their mind, body & spirit is in the game. Letting go is part of the exercise and helps you warm up first! Until then, a goal is just a thought and an unfulfilled dream...

Jan 18, 2016 11:30 PM #35
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Dorie Dillard - I believe that when people don't have a clear understanding and they need more time to process the information, making them feel rushed to decide (so a Realtor doesn't lose the listing) can have negative consequences. 

Jan 18, 2016 11:34 PM #36
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander - what I love about this quote, is that it's just enough words, the right ones, and it makes sense! Change involves all the senses - conscious and unconscious thoughts! 

Jan 18, 2016 11:45 PM #37
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Pat Starnes - necessary change, like compassion and tears must be hard for many. Anchored by emotions and a tight budget is often the culprit. Hand holding is a necessity at times like this. 

Jan 18, 2016 11:48 PM #38
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brigita McKelvie - Too much fear can put one on lock-down. Fearful people become their own prisoner at home without a key.

Jan 18, 2016 11:50 PM #39
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Shirley Coomer - moving takes a lot of work and it's not as easy as some think. Living behind closed doors for a period of time, hiding stuff in closets and drawers, putting up with things that go out of style, hanging on to what you got plays tricks on the mind and anchors one in a sea of confusion. 

Jan 18, 2016 11:58 PM #40
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Pat Starnes - we are on the same wave length. There are many different reasons why people move. Those that want to move must be motivated. A house doesn't sell all by itself. The Realtor and the owner must work together and have an understanding of what needs to be done. Those at the crossroads of wanting to move but finding it hard to let go may make it harder on themselves. 

Jan 19, 2016 12:02 AM #41
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

It's usually very hard for a homeowner to realistically evaluate their own home without the aid of a professional real estate agent. They've lived in it too long and built too many emotional ties to the house which clouds their judgment and assessment abilities. 

Jan 19, 2016 12:35 AM #42
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Rebecca Gaujot
RE/MAX Vision Quest - Lewisburg, WV
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Change is good, Patricia. But, when it comes to moving...it is hard for some. Should I stay or should I go...it is up to the homeowner, but a good Realtor will help every step of the way.

Jan 19, 2016 03:10 AM #43
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Patrica

I agree with Maria Glida Racellis . . . . It's a great song.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 19, 2016 01:12 PM #44
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Well deserved feature Patricia! No matter what the market conditions are and how much sellers could net from the sale of their home, it is their decision and theirs alone. Some jump in to list their house for sale when they're not ready and those may not produce good results.

Jan 21, 2016 03:21 AM #45
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