Selling A Property Is a Team Effort

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Real Estate Agent with Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. PA License #AB068077
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Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR, Rural and Horse Properties and Farms, Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Rural and Horse Properties for Sale in Eastern Pennsylvania

 

That's right!  Selling a property is a team effort.  The responsibility does not just lie with the real estate agent. 

 

The real estate professional makes suggestions and recommendations to the Seller, markets the property, and makes sure everything in the selling process goes along smoothly.

 

To make it a team effort, the Seller must help out in the process.  How does the Seller help to sell the property?

 

For starters, the Seller should listen to the real estate professional's recommendations and suggestions and follow through.  After all, the real estate agent does this for a living and has the know how.  Why would the agent steer the Seller in the wrong direction?  They both have the same goal in mind: Getting the property SOLD!

 

Next, even though this may seem like an inconvenience at times, the Seller should be flexible with the showing times.  I have seen some Sellers limit showing times on the properties.  This is the best way to chase away a potential Buyer.  Not everyone's schedule matches.  There are exceptions in rare cases where no showings will be allowed due to certain circumstances. 

 

If there are pets in the house or on the property, Sellers should contain them or remove them during the showings.  Last thing anyone would want to have is a lawsuit because of someone getting hurt or having the pet escape.

 

Keep up the home and property maintenance, no matter how small.  Every little bit counts and it will be noticed at some point.

 

One of the last major things the Seller is to consider to help sell the property and home, is to keep everything, neat, clean and organized.  The home, property and outbuildings should look like they are worth the asking price.  First impressions are always important and you never know when it will attract that special Buyer for the property.

 

So, remember when you place your home & property on the market.  It is a team effort to sell it.

 

 

 

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Brigita McKelvie is a REALTOR®  (Pennsylvania License #RS297130) with Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, specializing in rural and horse properties and farms in Eastern Pennsylvania.  She has an e-Pro® (Certified Internet Expert) certification and a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation.  

Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR

Pennsylvania License #RS297130

Rural and Horse Properties and Farms

 

Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd.Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd.

 

The Premier Equine and Country Real Estate firm serving Eastern Pennsylvania from back yard operations to world class equestrian facilities.

Use a REALTOR with "horse sense" that doesn't horse around when it comes to horse properties.

 

 

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Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

Yes if the seller is not working with you it can be quite the ordeal. And if there are tenants in the property it can get very complicated.

Mar 23, 2012 12:23 AM #1
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Edward:

So true!  Working together will result in a quicker sale at the highest possible price.

Brigita

Mar 23, 2012 12:42 AM #2
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Elizabeth Straessle, MRP
All American Home Source Realty, LLC - Corpus Christi, TX
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Brigita- great post. What you said is very true and sadly some sellers don't take the advise of their agent and then they get upset when their house isn't selling. Of course they blame it on the agent and don't consider it may be something they have or have not done or lack of being part of the "team."

Mar 23, 2012 12:46 AM #3
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Elizabeth:

That is so true!  The agent can only do so much.  It is the Seller's responsibility to get the property and house ready to sell.  The agent simply suggests, advises, markets, negotiates and gets it sold.

Brigita

Mar 26, 2012 10:41 PM #4
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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YOu got that right Brigita...even those of us who are single agents, we can look at the entire team effort being the other agent, buyer and seller , title company, inspectors, etc

Mar 28, 2012 12:20 AM #5
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Kristin:

Absolutely!  We work with a very large team.

Brigita

Mar 28, 2012 12:29 AM #6
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