To LIST or To SELL? What Is Your Preference?

Real Estate Agent with The Burnham Realty Group NAR #SL3299848

Sellers listen up!

The way you live in your home and the way you SELL your home are different. Please pay special attention to the following suggestions to help expedite the SALE of your home, rather than just having it listed.

A cluttered house or one that smells. When sellers have too many possessions, buyers have a hard time imagining themselves living there. Sellers may consider putting their stuff in storage – or move out altogether, if possible.

Pet odors also are a big turn-off, as is a house that reeks of cigarette or cigar smoke. "If buyers smell smoke, they'll walk out immediately," said Jon Klein, an agent for Real Living 1st Choice Realty in Coral Springs.

False or misleading advertising. Sellers and their agents stretch the truth by claiming a home has four bedrooms, but the fourth room isn't a bedroom because it doesn't have a window and closet.

One out of town buyer stated, a home was advertised as waterfront but only had a water view. "It's a waste of our time," she said.

Sellers not committed to selling. Some sellers want to test the market, then waffle when buyers show serious interest. Others ignore offers or are insulted by what they consider low bids.


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Comments (4)

Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

There is a show on Television called list or sell this post is so true the seller needs to work with the Agent to get the home SOLD it takes a team.

Mar 26, 2012 07:38 AM
Beverly Couch-Burnham, Realtor®,
The Burnham Realty Group - Tampa, FL
Your Tampa Bay Home Connection®

Hi Pat,


Thanks for stopping by. It's a pleasure to meet you here on Active Rain. I'll have to look for that show. It takes a TEAM to facilitate a sell. 





Mar 26, 2012 07:44 AM
Edina Realty, Inc. - Gordon, WI
Your Northwest Wisconsin Realtor

So well said. It's pretty easy to spot the owner that wants to sell their home. 

Apr 02, 2012 10:44 PM
Beverly Couch-Burnham, Realtor®,
The Burnham Realty Group - Tampa, FL
Your Tampa Bay Home Connection®

Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to weigh in, Jean.

Apr 02, 2012 11:19 PM