Don't Kill the Messenger

Real Estate Agent with Champion Realty, Inc.


One of the most important services a real estate agent provides to the consumer is good counsel. It is not as easy as it sounds.  Being sensitive to a customer's feelings while giving honest counsel and feedback is a delicate balance of tact, and diplomacy.


  • Bright colors or wallpaper that express a strong statement of personal taste can get in the way of a sale an agent may encourage you to remove wallpaper and to paint the walls with a neutral color.


  • Different color rugs in every room can make the floor plan look like a jigsaw puzzle, re-carpeting with a neutral color may be the answer.


  • Household odors because of pets, smoking, cooking etc. are difficult because often the owner doesn't smell them but a prospect does.  


By allowing an agent to be direct and give you the feedback you need to prepare the property for sale increases the probability that you will have a sale in a reasonable period of time at current market value.  

Comments (1)

June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

Pat, this is so vary true.  Often sellers just don't want to hear that their home needs to be neutral and they take it out on the listing agent and ultimately the buyer's agent via feedback. 

Aug 19, 2009 05:47 AM