Why In The World Are You Bringing The Buyers Here Now?

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Home Builder with Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 CSL#642819
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Why In The World Are You Bringing The Buyers Here Now?

 

There is a lot that goes on during the preparation of bringing a home to sale. I’m no agent but I have seen all the work that goes into getting the details done. The signing of the agreement, the photos taken, the research, prepping the home to show well, and the things that make for a smooth and quick sale can all be for not if the communication is not clear.

Prepping wall for texture in SacramentoMy experience with the homes that are listed or pending is one of repair. I get called to fix problems that come up either before being listed, or as a result of inspections or buyer conditions for purchase. This is not always the best time for the showing of a home.

If you have worked with a contractor, or even done things around the home yourself, you know that the repairs done in a home can be messy and unsightly. Even when the area of repair is done right, it can look like something is majorly wrong with the building. Imagine walking into a room where some of the drywall is being removed and replaced; you will have drop cloths, dust control barriers, shop vacuums may be running, and a pile of tools that you may not have ever seen before -  simple repair but not very pleasing to the eye.

 

Why would you bring to buyer or potential buyer into that environment?

We do our best to get in and out quickly so that the property looks better when completed. If any one were to walk in while we are improving the property, they may not have that same vision that I have. For the average person walking into a job site, the thought may be, “Oh my Open Ceiling in Sacramentogosh, what the heck is going on here!” Surely there must be a major problem right? No, not at all! Bringing someone to view the property during a repair to the home doesn’t make a lot of sense, most will not see past the repair.

Bringing a buyer into this home during construction can result in additional concerns which may reduce to net sales price, or even the cancellation of the sale entirely. It’s not as though something is being hidden from the buyer but there is a world of difference between knowing that some drywall was repaired and seeing it being done.

 

I think the solution to this is to not show the property during this period. Having good communication with the contractor to know when the work is being done, coupled with a solid time frame for completion is the best solution. Working together the agent, contractor, and buyer can all reach a happy conclusion to both the repairs necessary and the sale of the home.

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Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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Ah!  You got the same spammers I did!

That used to happen to me as a contractor too, and I would ask the realtors the question in your title!

Jan 18, 2014 08:23 PM #97
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Good point Geoff. Or even thinking they see things that are there.

Jan 18, 2014 10:41 PM #98
Rainmaker
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Perception is everything Jeff. I'm not hiding anything, I'm just fixing what was wrong.

Jan 18, 2014 10:41 PM #99
Rainmaker
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And I hope that permit has the finish elevations Lenn.  :)

Jan 18, 2014 10:42 PM #100
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I think to some extent those buying new construction can expect to see construction being done Kerry; a repair brings up a different mindset.

Jan 18, 2014 10:42 PM #101
Rainmaker
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It sure makes sense to me Kathy. Also it leads to questions that probably shouldn't be asked, contractors need to be prepared to NOT answer any questions.

Jan 18, 2014 10:49 PM #102
Rainmaker
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It is rare Brad, but they do exist.

Jan 18, 2014 10:49 PM #103
Rainmaker
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Sure, there are no pat answers on this one Carla, just some personal observations.  :)

Jan 18, 2014 10:49 PM #104
Rainmaker
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I will correct this Regina, thanks for the extra eyes. :)

Jan 18, 2014 10:50 PM #105
Rainmaker
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Thanks Joan, we should at least make that attempt.

Jan 18, 2014 11:05 PM #106
Rainmaker
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We didn't even talk about the liability issue did we; that's always a concern for the contractor Evelyn.

Jan 18, 2014 11:05 PM #107
Rainmaker
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You are right, there really is no reason Karen, so lets keep them away.

Jan 18, 2014 11:05 PM #108
Rainmaker
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And not a very good crap shoot Matt.

Jan 18, 2014 11:05 PM #109
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Thanks Laura, I think the contractor has a responsibility to the sale too!

Jan 18, 2014 11:05 PM #110
Rainmaker
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Gabrielle - I guess all agents have their way of doing business, who am I to say what is best for their business.  :)

Jan 18, 2014 11:06 PM #111
Rainmaker
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Jay - Did you wipe your feet before coming in?

Jan 18, 2014 11:06 PM #112
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Richie Alan Naggar
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the expression..."why in the world" is fascinating if you just pause with it...

Jan 18, 2014 11:29 PM #113
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Hello Tom and what a great post ... I have seen so much of this in the Las Vegas area, people rooming around new home construction sites going into homes that are only half build ... Accident waiting to happen!

VB ;o)

Jan 18, 2014 11:39 PM #114
Rainmaker
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I'll have to ponder that one Richie.

Jan 19, 2014 03:52 PM #115
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That is not a good environment for the contractor VB.

Jan 19, 2014 03:52 PM #116
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