The Biggest Challenge to Selling (or Buying) a Home - Objectivity

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC BK3064647

Last week I was driving through one of the local Rockledge, Florida neighborhoods (Levitt Park) and noticed a man yelling at a garbage truck that had just driven past his front yard.  He was pushing a receptacle out toward the street as if to say "take this!"

My guess is he was yelling at the guys in the truck to stop.  They saw him I am sure but just kept going.

Why?

I quickly realized that they were picking up "recycle" garbage.  The guy yelling had "regular" garbage.

How did I know?

Because every trash receptacle in the entire neighborhood that afternoon was blue while he was running with a green one!  [Blue = recycle; green = regular refuse]

This reminded me of  some home sellers I have bumped into over the years who saw their home as being like the rest of the neighborhood homes while ignoring the difference.

Sometimes it is the appearance.  Sometimes it is the size. Sometimes it is noticeable neglected maintenance like a worn out roof.

If one really is motivated to sell they will be motivated to notice the differences among the competition and prepare their house for the market.

My guess it is just the human condition....seeing what one wants to see.  And it impacts buyers as well as sellers!

Thinking about selling your Rockledge, Florida home?  Call or text me at 321-693-3850.  A good local Realtor will help you see the differences among the competition and make recommendations to make prospective buyers stop and not just drive on by!

agent@moving2brevard.com

 

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Gary L. Waters, is a Florida licensed real estate broker at  Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Melbourne, Florida serving Florida's Space Coast including the cities and surrounding communities of Melbourne, Viera, Rockledge, Suntree, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach.

 Call or text me directly at 321-693-3850.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Gary, love the analogy you use and how you then twist it to real estate. 

Dec 30, 2016 04:54 AM #1
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Good morning Gary. People tend to see what they have with rose colored glasses without regard to reality. Enjoy your day!

Dec 30, 2016 06:22 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
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Wayne Martin - Thanks. Yes, rose colored glasses are wonderful! Have agreat New Year!

Dec 30, 2016 07:48 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar - Thanks. I almost tried the  "one man's garbage" angle but could not bring that into focus!

Dec 30, 2016 07:49 AM #4
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Excellent!  I always stress the importance of knowing your market...knowing the competition...and preparing your home accordingly. You can only "beat" the competition if you know what it is!

Dec 30, 2016 09:02 AM #5
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Oh so true, Gary.  It's hard to find some sellers with any reasonable objectivity when their pocketbook is involved.

Jan 02, 2017 04:58 PM #6
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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It seems to be very difficult for some sellers to look at their homes objectively.

The garbage story was funny because on Christmas week, our garbage schedule indicated they would be one day later picking up everything. So instead of putting our garbage out on Tuesday, we put it out on Wednesday and I couldn't understand why the garbage truck drove right by our house. On Thursday we put out the recyclables and couldn't understand why they weren't picked up. Apparently someone changed the schedule back to normal and we didn't know. So it was the same thing - we brought the wrong stuff out on the wrong day. oops.

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