Getting Ready for those Buyers

Real Estate Agent with Century21 Arizona West

I just went over and  swept the  Garage on my listing.  Had to fill the pool,  not sure about why  since the pool company is getting paid for that.

With the property being vacant  I went ahead and flushed the water closets,  ran the  Lavatory Fcts   to keep the traps full.

Seems to be alot of maintenance associated with listings  these days.    Having extended days on market makes me feel like the  home needs a little attention  for the Buyers to enjoy it.

The last  class I attended  the instructor asked  who is  doing unpaid  property management  on their listings?     And  to stop doing it.  Sounds like good advise  I might give it a try.

Comments (4)

Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Charlotte~  It seems likie in this market you need to do whatever it takes!  Those vacant homes are a lot of extra work and worry!

Nov 05, 2010 09:10 AM
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

I think as a business owner you wear alot of hats. Some we like better than others! :)

Nov 07, 2010 05:27 AM
Kristi Hancock
SEI Real Estate Professionals - Holbrook, AZ

I agree that we should stop doing those kinds of things. It really is not our job, however, sometimes you do what you have to do to bring in a buyer and get a contract. Long days on market with sellers out of town makes it hard.

Nov 10, 2010 04:11 AM
Nina Rogoff
Boston, MA
Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents

Sounds like the owner of the pool company needs a call from you! I agree that it's important to do whatever we can to make our listings look their best. I guess you have to decide whether you are doing so much of this (unpaid) that it cuts into prime work time.

Is the vacant property a foreclosure? If not, maybe there's a way for you to cover this point when you go on listing presentations....that one of the things the seller will need to do is hire someone to do "xyz". If you are willing to do those things, you could let them know that they can hire you to take care of them. At least that way you'll be productive for them and yourself!

Dec 07, 2010 04:45 PM