Funny story -&- Advice for New Hampshire Property sellers...be a squeaky wheel.

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., NHRE# 02863

 

The squeaky wheel gets the grease; the quiet ones get no attention at all.

 

While rummaging through my basement I came across a box of stuff that hadn’t been unpacked since moving to the “new” house seven years ago. I found a shoe repair ticket that was nine years old. Figuring that I had nothing to lose. I went to the shop and presented the ticket to the proprietor. He reluctantly began a search for the unclaimed shoes. After ten minutes, the shop owner reappeared and handed me back the ticket. “Well” I asked, “did you find the shoes?”

 “Yes” replied the shop owner. “They’ll be ready next Tuesday”.

 

Does this sound eerily similar to a seller who puts a home on the market for way more than it could possibly sell for?  The problem is there are no rush or accountability…and therefore no attention to the property.

 

When 9 out of 10 Realtor’s recommend repairs and clean up whom do you believe?

 

A guy goes to the doctor and the doctor says. “You have the dirtiest, most unkempt, uncivilized body I have ever seen.” The patient says. “That’s funny, that’s what the other doctor told me yesterday.” “Then why did you come to see me?” The patient answered, “I wanted a second opinion.”

 

We all know a fool when we see one – but not when we are one.

 

Listing a home in the White mountains of New Hampshire? Give me a call – Alpine Lakes Real Estate has office in Lincoln and Campton New Hampshire, we cover the Lakes and Mountains of Grafton County – Steve Loynd. 800-926-5653

 

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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

I find the truth is often funnier than fiction...a thought on hard work: A person who wears their pants out before their shoes, makes contact in the wrong places.

Jan 31, 2012 04:53 AM #1
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Jason Sardi
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Funny & very true, Steve.  Hope you are hanging in there and things are well, my friend.

Jan 31, 2012 05:00 AM #2
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Jason...the skiing has been pretty good, and business is beginning to pick up - thanks for your well wishes, I hope you and Jennifer are well. Steve

Jan 31, 2012 05:44 AM #3
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Dawn A Fabiszak
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I agree with you steve.  When you list an overpriced house with unmotivated buyers, the listing does get neglected...and for good reason!

Jan 31, 2012 10:08 AM #4
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William Feela
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It is very hard to get people to listen at times.  Some of them I will take through a house that is unkept that I know of and see the reaction.  Sometimes they will get the message.

Jan 31, 2012 10:25 AM #5
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Marilyn Boudreaux
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great correlation there Steve, now answer the question whose shoe was it that needed repair and how could you not miss a shoe, that being said from a Shoe Queen lol

Feb 01, 2012 03:28 PM #6
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Marilyn...I have an old pair of Cowboy boots that needed a new sole (soul).

Feb 02, 2012 12:28 AM #7
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