Bad Neighbors can cost sellers 10% or more!

Real Estate Agent with Smart Green Realty

Thanks to Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl for your recent tips on sellers's neighbors! Great post. I go even farther: Paint the neighbor's porch if you have to. Offer to have their bushes trimmed. My client had an under-employed neighbor whose front door faced hers across a nice walkway. The neighbor's stucco had cracks and mildew. Every buyer who approached my client's front door walked past the sad-looking neighbor's front. Listing price: $350,000. With that much money at stake, my client had to convince the neighbor to let her pay to spruce up the neighbor's front. The neighbor had pride and it was a tough conversation. My seller was kind and generous. Finally, the neighbor agreed. BEST MONEY THE SELLER EVER SPENT!


Comments (2)

Tracy Oliva
West USA Realty - Arizona - Fountain Hills, AZ
The Oliva Team Arizona Agents

Good Morning:  This is some great advice!!  Keep up the good work and good luck with your business,  E

Aug 13, 2013 10:45 PM
zeta cross
Smart Green Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Getting Greener Makes Your home worth more!

Thanks Ed and Tracy. Any experiences with bad neighbors???? 

Aug 14, 2013 12:21 AM