If It Wasn’t A Political Year – It Would Just Be Something Else – Pick Your Battles.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate

Scott Godzyk’s featured post reminded me of something similar that happened four years ago – an agent asked the sign to be removed from a listed house.  With a heavy sigh and some humor, I casually spoke to the seller.  

What did the Seller do?  With permission, moved the sign to the neighbor’s yard.  Now what?!   The point is - if it wasn’t a political year – it would just be something else – like:

The neighbor having a politcal sign in their yard.

The sellers car in the driveway that boasts several bumper stickers pro or against all kinds of things – what about that?

Or the religious artifacts scattered all throughout the home – now what?

The rebellious teenagers bedroom covered in black and goth and a variety of other décor that a Seller just isn’t willing to change.

The list could go on.  The best thing you as an agent can do – or suggest to another agent is – pick your battles.  Don’t try and make someone else change – you change.  You work with your buyers – and as much – work with yourself if you are the one having the “visual” problems. 

It helps to go into these situations from the point of view that the other agent may have already had a discussion with their seller about things – and perhaps accomplished nothing.  Either your buyers want to buy a home at a good price, in the perfect place for them, that they can turn into their own – or they don’t. 

And either you want to remind Buyers that sometimes they have to look past certain things to accomplish their goals – or you don’t. This is not a perfect world  and you can’t control everything.  It’s up to you – just pick your battles.

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Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker ABR, GRI

I have asked the homes I listed this year to remove their politcal signs. They do when I explain that you will offend HALF of the buyers and we NEED one.

Oct 16, 2012 11:10 PM #1
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


A property has to be prepared for sales your post is right on target about sales distractors.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 17, 2012 12:07 PM #2
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