Home Sellers STOP...LOOK...LISTEN!!!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Flowers on a window sillHome Sellers STOP...LOOK...LISTEN!!!


Or should I say "Warning, Warning Will Robinson" to home sellers in St Charles County MO? 
The more things change the more they seem to stay the same. Whether we are in a "DOWN" market or a "BOOM" market, no I am not talking about Wall Street, in real estate it seems that we talk about some of the same issues. 
Home sellers, when it come to HOME BUYERS they all pretty much look for the same things. So it would be to your advantage if you would STOP..LOOK & Listen to what they are saying.

Here are 5, in no particular order, of the reasons why buyers pick the house they do:

  1. Price....believe it or not PRICE, even today, ranks higher than location in most studies on this issue*. 
  2. Neighborhood....pride of ownership, homogeneity of the area, physical attractiveness of the streets, etc.
  3. Schools....highly rated and diversity of schools adds to the overall market demand for area...especially for home buyers with school age children.
  4. Work....proximity to, diversity of and overall stability of jobs. Especially with the price of gas today!
  5. Shopping....people shop out of both need and desire. 
* Of the above mentioned items, you as a seller have control over only one...PRICE...so price it right from the start while it is fresh to the market. In doing this you may invite multiple offers in a very short time on the market.

Think of the reasons you purchased your home, they are probably not much different than the list above. And to go along with that what will you be looking for in your next home?

This is a great time of the year to sell a home as long as we remember these tips. Home sales have been up this year and there are buyers out there looking for that one piece of property that they will be able to call home. That home can be yours!!
So, if you are thinking about placing your home on the market in St Charles County, MO give Don Rogers CDPE, GRI a call at 636-229-8865 today and schedule a time to sit down and start the process. 
What a GREAT time of the year to buy and sell a home!! 
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Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri.  I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993.  If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.

 

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Doug Rogers
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If the price is right typically buyers will overlook other deficiencies.

Sep 22, 2012 12:14 AM #1
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Richard Weisser
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Hi Don...

Great points for sellers. If they heed your advice, their properties should sell. 

Sep 22, 2012 12:22 AM #2
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Good morning Doug,

You are so right sir.  There are those out there right now that due to gas prices are looking for homes closer to work or easier access to the roads that will get them there.

Thank you sir foe dropping by and paying a visit this morning.

Sep 22, 2012 12:31 AM #3
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Good morning Richard,

Thanks for stopping in this morning for a visit, I wish I had a cup of coffee to offer you but I drank it all. 

 ;-))

Sep 22, 2012 12:32 AM #4
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Pat Champion
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Great post and topic you are right seller's have control over one thing and that is the price it has to be priced to sell. Have a great weekend.

Sep 22, 2012 01:40 AM #5
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Good morning Pat,

Thank you for stopping in this morning.  If the home is priced right the buyer(s) are willing to compete in a multiple offer situation too..

Sep 22, 2012 02:05 AM #6
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William Feela
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Way over half of my clinets are price concerned only.  Have not even thought about the actual location for every day living.

Sep 22, 2012 02:42 AM #7
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Bill,

I think that that will be an issue for a long time, or at least until the market gets a little stronger..

Sep 22, 2012 08:06 PM #8
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Rhonda Duffy
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Good points for sellers anywhere. Thank you for sharing.

Sep 23, 2012 04:52 AM #9
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Rhonda, Thank you for commenting it is very much appreciated.
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