When Is My House Going To Sell, The Home Owner Can Help Or Hurt.

Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

"When is my house going to sell?"... the home owner asks the question at the kitchen table listing.

Or even before the house hits the market when you bump into each other pushing the wire cart with the squeaky wheel at the local Piggly Wiggly. How's the market, what's my place worth off the top of your head. He says he won't hold you to the figure formulated by the stewed tomatoes or waiting inline at the deli counter. selling homes in aroostook county me photo

The home seller wants the real estate agent or broker to sneak a peek into the crystal ball. So they can mark the closing date well in advance and to plan for the big day.

But hold it partner.

First things first. Before cashing the bank check from a home sale proceeds.

First things first. Time is ticking by ... hear it? And the seller can snap the whip and expect the quickest, most profitable hassle free sale. But. Time. It waits for no one. Time is expensive. 

The delay of time is not just because this person was slow on the draw to do this task during a listed, under contract house sale.

If the bank appraiser assigned the property valuation and turn your head and cough inspection is on vacation. Or under the knife fixing an old high school hockey injury or whatever keeps that property house tour from happening. How much time, days or weeks are spent hanging around waiting on others.

The real estate agent, broker cattle prods and facilitates but there is a Maine expression Mister Man. "It is hard telling without knowing." Fixing, chasing down what is the hold up to move on to the next step on the way to the real estate closing pass the keys please. houlton maine

You have to go back before the listing happened and study all along the way through the process.

Of what has to happen first, what was done or not done correctly next all along the way.

The seller has a role big time and is not in a vaccum outside the process or just waiting for the closing date and time to be announced after the clear to close instructions hit the lawyer or title company's inbox with attachments.

Time wasting happens because the seller fully intended to get the home for sale ready to hop on the MLS conveyor belt of new listings.

But he just was not able to complete his projects big or small. Or the listing does hit the market but before the spring cleaning and staging and the lack luster imagery, video cause problems of their own. In making the place not so hot looking or appealing to the online peepers that scan the new to the market property listings like parking lot sharks aggressively looking for a space. Weeding out the not so pretty, hunting for the ones that are worth pursuing. And there are lots of tasks for the seller of a home for sale through out the house sale. Read the article on ways the seller of a home wastes time on and off the real estate market.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker


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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

We always say our crystal ball is a little cloudy.....so many "it depends on"....sort of conditions !

Apr 03, 2017 08:09 AM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sellers must do their part on making the home attractive at all times.

Apr 03, 2017 08:41 AM #2
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad


You are so right. Some sellers just do not realize the impact they can have on their own sale, either positively or negatively.


Apr 03, 2017 08:43 AM #3
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Sally K. & David L. Hanson ... I'll let you borrow mine.

William Feela ... They work through the process like the agent, buyer and all the other layers of players to "git er dunnn" as Larry says.

Jeff Dowler ... Lots of roles and the real estate agent, broker navigates and uses gentle persuasion to keep things moving in the right direction.

Apr 03, 2017 10:31 AM #4
Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

I think your emphasis on the little things that can delay a selling process is important, both for potential clients and real estate professionals. We can preach patience and understanding a complex industry all we want, but how many agents fall victim to the same flawed logic and take their time, only to have an unforeseen event derail their plan? Efficiency goes both ways.

Apr 03, 2017 12:45 PM #5
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Crystal balls are in high demand this time of year to make the sales easier for the stalling sellers.

Apr 03, 2017 06:11 PM #6
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Cody Carmen ... Good points. Those who do the best saving time for buyers and sellers have more real estate sales, get more listings and business builds as the agent or broker. Work hard, be efficient.

Ed Silva ... Mine was a pre-owned low mileage one, lucked out at one yard sale where a grandfather was a property peddler.

Apr 04, 2017 03:07 AM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Andrew.  The sellers can have a big influence on how fast their home sells.  Hopefully, they will listen and take the advice of their Realtor.

Apr 15, 2017 04:39 AM #8
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thanks Gabe Sanders ! They help, hurt, slow or pick up the pace if they know their role and stay on task! Everyone has a job to do in the list, twist, sell (repeat).

Apr 15, 2017 05:56 AM #9
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