"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.
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.
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.