I’ve spent a lot of time writing here about selling New Orleans West Bank homes. How to get them ready, how to get them staged, how to price them right and how to be sure that, as a seller, you are appealing to the broadest home buying audience possible.
Sometimes I feel like I’m talking to the wall, especially when I meet with home sellers who want a sign in their front yard right now, but they are no where near ready to go on the market and put their best foot forward.
Recently, one of my listings (which was perfectly prepared, by the way) had an issue with the air conditioner. While at the house, I realized that it just wasn’t cooling correctly. So, I let the owner know that it needed to be checked out. Within 2 days I had an email telling me that the repairs had been completed and everything was working properly. I responded to the owner, thanking her for taking care of the issue so quickly.
Here was her response:
Your job is to get it sold but it is my responsibility to make sure it is in the right condition to sell.
Ta da! The heavens opened, the sun shined down on me and I did a little happy dance because I have a home seller that gets it!! There is hope yet…