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Sad story on why it's important to price to sell!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Here is why it’s so important to price your property to sell!  I met with a listing client in Fayetteville NC today who had taken her properties off the market because she has decided to rent them out.  She wants to sell, her husband thinks that these properties will somehow miraculously be converted to commercial property in the future.  They are located 2 miles off the nearest commercial area; not sure how that is going to happen but it is what it is.  He wouldn’t consider pricing the properties (2 side by side) at the sale price I recommended.  Anyhow, they have been vacant awhile and of course the inevitable happened.  A break in but these thieves really took the cake.  The homes were staged with extra furniture they had and the presentation was fabulous; they took all the furniture, wall paintings, decorations and power meter in one home.  That is not what surprised me though, they stole the fireplace insert!  Carried or slid from the back of house, where the den is, out through the front door.  There was soot from the back of the house to the front of the house, it was a horrible mess!  They slid the extremely heavy iron insert across beautifully finished hardwood floors, essentially ruining them with deep gouges.  Lets add insult to injury, they then broke into the house next door.  The only items they took were the coffee tables that matched the furniture they just stole!

These thieves decided to go furniture shopping on my clients dime.  It’s so important to price homes to sell so that they don’t sit for people to case the home.  The dishonest people in this scenario had obviously seen these homes before because they knew exactly what they wanted to steal.  Will they be caught?  Probably not, but sellers LISTEN to your realtor when they tell you how to price your home.  Sometimes, it’s not all about the profit amount but whether they sell at all.  If you want to get a free market analysis, click on http://www.fortbraggagent.com/sell/

Elizabeth Blevins

Hi Kathy!  So sad to hear about this...I hope they had insurance. 

Mar 08, 2013 02:49 AM
Shawna Green
Keller Williams Realty-Fayetteville - Fayetteville, NC
The key to your real estate needs!

Yes, that is something that many people do not think about...and it does happen out there.  Price it to sell and you don't have to worry about it!

Mar 08, 2013 09:12 AM
Melissa McKinney
Everything Pines Partners Fayetteville - Fayetteville, NC
Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com
Kathy~ sad for the sellers to have had such drama at the house...people today, it's sad!
Mar 08, 2013 12:59 PM
Tanya Ramos
Keller Williams Realty - Fayetteville, NC

Sorry to hear that this happened, hope renting works out for them!

Mar 09, 2013 08:50 AM
Katrina Rockel
The Rockel Group - Harrisburg, NC

Oh Kathy, that stinks. I hope that they listen to you know and sad thing is the thieves will probably not be caught.

Mar 09, 2013 12:23 PM