Today's Seller must be READY....competition is TOUGH!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Partners

When I say READY....I mean when the phone rings and a buyer wants to see your home it must be in show condition at the "drop of a hat".  I can attest that if it's NOT...the buyer is moving down the road and crossing you off the long list.  It's important to listen to advice and suggestions on the CONDITION of your home and correct any issues up front, it's not just an agressive price that's going to get you an offer....PRICE and CONDITION must both be considered as important!! As a seller you are in a VERY COMPETITIVE CONTEST w/hundreds of other homes and if you are serious about selling it's imperative you STAND OUT....we are no longer in a market that dictates a quick sale if it's priced well and a halfway decent's a TEAM EFFORT between the seller and their Realtor, ie...more important NOW than ever that you work with an experienced professional who is going to tell you the truth about pricing and what MUST be done to the home before putting it on the market.  If you are not willing to make changes, repairs, stage the home properly and price it right....don't waste your time, the potential buyer's time, nor the Realtor's time.  Plan to stay a while....can you tell this is a sensitive subject for me?  I can't tell you how frustrating it is to generate showings in a market that the supply of homes extends way beyond the # of qualified buyers, and the seller be unprepared and unappreciative of a showing that someone down the street would kill for......absolutely blows my mind.  This market is not for wimps...get ready, be ready, stay ready and work with a go-getter who's working as hard as you are, and together, get the home SOLD!!! 

Comments (2)

Jeff Craig
Hang Me Up Photos - Jamestown, NC
Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography

It seems that many homeowners want to sell, but don't want to be ready at any given moment.  We can only help so much.

Feb 01, 2010 01:52 AM
Betty Knowles
Southwest Missouri Realty - - Springfield, MO
TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate

Shellie, homes need to be show-ready and available to show. Today's buyers won't wait around, they move on and don't come back!

Feb 01, 2010 02:13 AM