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Teach Your Prospects the Top Seller Mistakes

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Hey Rainers,

This week, we released a brand new infographic titled Biggest Home Seller Mistakes that was built on the feedback of over 1,000 members of the ActiveRain community.

Your challenge for this week is to write a blog post that you can share with your prospect database that provides your personal insight on this infographic.


We want you to tell your side of the story!

  • Which of these would you say are the most important in your local market?
  • Are there any that you disagree with?
  • Share a "war story" of a time when your buyers have experienced one of these mistakes and walked away from a home.

When you write your blog post, be sure to use the following html embed code to place the infographic image in your post.

Once you've written this post, it's time to share it with your prospects as a way to position yourself as the real estate expert in their mind.  Check out the ActiveRain University post:

3 Ways to Market Your 'Biggest Home Seller Mistakes' Blog Post

Our community managers are going to be watching the social media channels to find Rainers who are sharing this content with consumers. We'll be featuring the best content that we discover on the ActiveRain site and using our own social networks, so make sure we see you out there!

This infographic is YOUR content, go out there and use it grow YOUR business!

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Comments (51)

Dolores "Dee" Mauriello
Keller Willaims - Wayne, NJ
Realtor, Homes For Sale Wayne NJ

I copied the code and pasted in the middle of my post. Went to draft and could not see the infographic image. What am I doing wrong?

Jan 27, 2014 09:56 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

This is awesome!  I need that graphic to put into my listing book!  Spectacular post!  Thank yoU!

Jan 27, 2014 11:13 PM
Jeff Fritzson: Frisco Real Estate Pro
Jeff Fritzson Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors - Frisco, TX
Your Success is My Focus!

Dolores - before you paste the code you should switch to HTML view by selecting the button "<>" then copy the code where you want the infographic to be.

Jan 28, 2014 03:01 AM
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Thanks for helping Dolores out Jeff!  And Dolores, give us a ring at 888.643.3837 for some one-on-one help if needed.

Jan 28, 2014 03:56 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

This is a great code I will certainly be using it

Thank You


Jan 28, 2014 04:49 AM
Kate McQueen
Realty Associates Texas - Cypress, TX
Tailored service for your real estate needs!

I had a buyer walk when a seller refused to correct a major defect. In fact, the seller refused to even ACKNOWLEDGE the defect.  Great blogging material!

Jan 28, 2014 05:49 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for creating an easy to understand graphic that says it all!


Jan 28, 2014 06:10 AM
Dolores "Dee" Mauriello
Keller Willaims - Wayne, NJ
Realtor, Homes For Sale Wayne NJ

Thank you Jeff, I will try this to post the graph.

before you paste the code you should switch to HTML view by selecting the button "<>" then copy the code where you want the infographic to be. - See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4308630/teach-your-prospects-the-top-seller-mistakes#sthash.9HWKIqnp.dpuf



Jan 28, 2014 09:02 AM
Karri Flatla
RE/MAX Real Estate - Lethbridge - Lethbridge, AB
Karri Flatla

Great stuff. I had no problem writing up some personal commentary to support this infographic! Thanks for sharing.

Jan 31, 2014 05:23 AM
Jody Siano
Keller Williams Princeton - Princeton, NJ
With You Every Step

I'm putting this in my listing presentation.

Feb 02, 2014 10:26 AM
Dolores "Dee" Mauriello
Keller Willaims - Wayne, NJ
Realtor, Homes For Sale Wayne NJ

Looking at this from another point of view I wonder what are the the "Biggest Real Estate Agent Mistakes". Here are a few; make home available to buyer agents through MLs, offer a reasonable and fair split, display only quality photos, promote home on Internet, etc. Can you think of any?

Feb 02, 2014 10:50 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I think this is a helpful and easy-to-understand tool to help sellers.

Feb 02, 2014 02:46 PM
Luciano Leone
Peabody, MA

What are some quick and effective replies you've used when sellers insist their home is priced "right" even though the lack of showings/offers say otherwise?

Feb 02, 2014 11:01 PM
Patricia Gurley
Excellent. I too will use this in my listing presentations. I did have a home that had very strong pet odors and many showings ended abruptly when the buyers walked into the room where the strongest odor was. The seller tried all kinds of things to rid the home of odor without success. Next steps will be costly (removing carpeting and/or flooring). It is much less expensive to train pets.
Feb 04, 2014 12:03 AM
Angie Allenfort
Kissimmee, FL

Explain this in your listing presentations, and the infographic supports it! Thank you!


Feb 08, 2014 05:30 AM
Kari Walker
Keller Williams Beach Cities - Hermosa Beach, CA

When sellers insist that their home is worth more than the recent sales indicate and I need to have them agree to a lesser price I ask them if they own any stocks in their investment protfolios. Most say yes. I ask them if they want to sell a stock for some reason and the stock is at a certain value on that day, are they able to sell it for more than the establised price of the stock on the day that they sell it? Of course the answer is No. Well real estate is the same way. A home can only be sold for the value it represents on the day that it is sold. Other wise you are only helping others sell their home which is priced at the current value, not your own home. Is that what you want to do?

Feb 16, 2014 06:39 AM
Douglas Perry
Palm Bay, FL
Real Estate Assistant/Internet Marketer

Don't forget picking the wrong realtor.  Hey, it happens and shouldn't be ignored.  Tried one and my home languished on the market.  Tried another with a different stragegy, and we received multiple offers in the first week.  A good realtor really makes a difference!

Feb 19, 2014 04:36 AM
Gerald Davis
GRD Realty, Inc. - Broadview, IL
GRD Realty, Inc. Managing Broker - Chicagoland

This was very helpful. I will definitely use it in my presentation. I have run across several of these issues. It helps to let the seller know beforehand.

Mar 11, 2014 05:11 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Generate lots of graphics but realize national may be so so different than your every local market is unique real estate reality too!

Mar 11, 2014 08:52 PM
Lloyd Smith
Century 21 Beachside - Chino Hills, CA

great idea i will consider using this infographic on my next listing presentation this is a good objection to overcome the dredded my house is worth more than the others in the neighborhood

Mar 16, 2014 10:07 AM