Hel-lo! Don't you just love these comments on your listings? And I'm not talking about the buyer's. I'm talking about the agents showing your listings.
This is not an agent bash - I think it is a result of how we now work with buyers. In the old days we'd sit over the computer and pour over the printouts (how many of us remember the printed cards and then the big books?) to find houses that suited the buyers needs. Now we set them up on an email, they look at the list, call, text or email - I want to see this and this and this. We dutifully call and schedule the appointments. Only to find out, it's too small, too big, not the right place. If we did a better job of reviewing the printouts for the obvious information and review it with the buyer, we could eliminate a waste of everyone's time and not cause seller's to be disappointed over and over again.
My favorite is, if only it didn't have this (perceived flaw) my buyer would love it. But if it didn't have that perceived flaw - it would be worth $xx,xxx MORE! If it was updated to the nines, not on the corner, had a bigger garage, whatever, your buyer could not afford it! I think this problem is caused by too many agents not knowing their market and letting the buyer intimidate them.
Quite a few years ago I had a listing on the corner of a busy street. The agent had the nerve to go to the door, tell the seller that the buyer did not want to see the house because of the busy corner, and she should tell her agent that the corner lot should be in the listing. I was furious because it WAS in the listing with the busy street being listed as the closest street.
Well, I have to go, my buyer is calling . . .