Hey Sellers! Are You "Eggs" or "Bacon?"

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Real Estate RS301772

This story below is an excellent illustration of a motivated vs. not-so-motivated seller!  Many sellers think they are motivated but in fact they are only "in it" partway.  

The thing is, unmotivated sellers - whether they are here in Northeast PA or Ohio or Washington or Flordia - cause a lot of wheel spinning on the part of their listing agent, their listing brokerage, the buyers, and the buyers agents.  Listings that may or may not sell cost everyone money - whether it be gas money driving there, money for advertising, time and effort on the part of the listing agent... 

In today's market, in the Lake Wallenpaupack area at least, buyers are looking for bacon...not eggs.

Original content by Dawn Maloney 2003008108


When You Go From Eggs To Bacon…


Have you heard the old joke…


A pig and a chicken were walking by a church where a gala charity event was taking place. Getting caught up in the spirit, the pig suggested to the chicken that they each make a contribution.


“Great idea!” the chicken cried.Are you bacon or eggs?


“Let’s offer them bacon and eggs?”


“Not so fast,” said the pig testily. “For you, that’s a contribution. For me, it’s a total commitment.”


As a seller, you are either eggs or bacon.


One is total commitment. Do or die. Not just trying it out. Total commitment.


If you are eggs, you are not committed to selling…but if you do sell, that is great.


Maybe you don’t “have to sell”.


Maybe you just want to see if you can get your price.


Maybe you just want to know what your house is really worth on the open market.


Eggs don't require total commitmentBut you are eggs at this point. If it doesn’t work out, the sun will rise tomorrow and nothing will really change much.


You show the house if you feel like it, you don’t care about the broken countertop, and if your lawn is mowed, great, but it isn’t first priority – the house looks good to you.


But if you are bacon…you must sell.


You are relocating.


You don’t fit at your home anymore and there is no way you are building an addition.


You aren’t staying anymore! This is it.


You are totally committed to selling. You will price it right, be available for showings, work on your curb appeal, tell others about your house, fix items you can fix, etc.When you go from eggs to bacon...that's when your house will sell.


Whenever a seller becomes “bacon” – it is the real deal! Their house will sell because they will make the necessary choices, regardless of pain, to get the desired results.


So ask yourself, if your house hasn’t sold…are you eggs…or bacon?

When You Go From Eggs To Bacon…


Dawn Maloney,


Member of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
RE/MAX Haven Realty

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Comments (4)

Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Karen, Thank you for reblogging. I enjoyed reading the post. I had missed the original one


Feb 07, 2012 11:40 PM
Bill & Cyndi Daves
Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond! - Hiawassee, GA
TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains!

Karen - Dawn has made an egggscellent analogy!  Gimme more bacon please!!


Feb 07, 2012 11:43 PM
Karen Rice
Keller Williams Real Estate - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales

Gita - I love your profile picture! Haven't been in the rain so much lately so I don't know when you changed it. I like it!

Cyndi - I thought it was excellent!

I don't reblog very often - this one struck me as an outstanding blog, so I had to share.  :) Thanks for the comments!

Feb 07, 2012 11:46 PM
Dawn Maloney
RE/MAX Trinity Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist - Hudson, OH
330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio

Dear Karen, Thank you for the reblog! I am glad you liked the post and I appreciate the kind comments! Have a bacon-y day!

Feb 08, 2012 04:18 AM