Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams - Union County Market Place

Why didn't they make an offer?   What do potential buyers really think about your house? Why didn't they make an offer? Is there something you could be doing to facilitate a quicker sale?   One problem many owners face when trying to sell their home themselves is dealing with buyer comments. Some buyers will tell it like it is. When they do, will you be too emotionally involved to take it as anything other than an insult?   Even worse are the buyers who won't tell you the truth. Most people don't like to be perceived as rude, and rather than give the seller the whole truth, they simply say they're going to "think about it" or they‘ll "be back". Unfortunately, these comments don't help you make the adjustments that may be necessary to get the house sold. However, they will communicate with their Realtor. Who will communicate with your Realtor?   Part of my service to you is to listen to what buyers are saying, watch their body language and then make adjustments in our plan to make it more attractive to the next  buyer.   I will provide feedback from potential buyers!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gary T. Balfe

Comments (3)

Carol Kilburn
RE/MAX Allied - Windham, ME
Sebago Lake Area Expert

Very good points hopefully FSBO's will read your blog and list with a Realtor!

Feb 06, 2010 07:19 AM
Travis Newton
Salem and Bend Oregon FHA, VA & USDA 503.931.4490 - Salem, OR

Nice points! We'll see where this spring leads us!

Feb 06, 2010 07:21 AM
MaryBeth Mills Muldowney
TradeWinds Realty Group LLC - Braintree, MA
Massachusetts Broker Owner

Part of my job is listening to the Buyer and or their agent and cleaning up what they have to say to present to the seller and again doing the same on the other end so that all end up liking each other through the transaction, that is hard to do when it is a FSBO, hard for a buyer to say to a seller "what were you thinking?????????"

Feb 06, 2010 07:21 AM