Challenge: Mistakes Sellers Make That Could Cost Them a Sale

Reblogger Winston Heverly
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Winston Realty, Inc. BK63078915

Bob Stewart, shared this blog a couple of months ago that would be great to re-discover today. There are many useful ideas that can be used to further help guide your next real estate transaction. Use these suggestions as a starting point and customize further to your own specific situation. Thanks for sharing.

Original content by Bob Stewart

this stinksYou show up with your buyers, a lovely young couple looking to buy their first home together. Immediately upon entering the front door the overpowering smell of last nights dinner consumes every inch of available air. The husband spins on his heels and makes an immediate exit.

"Let me know if you like it, I'll be waiting out here trying to regain my sense of smell" he says from the recently retreated to sidewalk.

Or you are getting ready to list a new beauty with sweeping views of the lake. It has to be on the market by Monday. Sure, it's Sunday night and you just signed the listing agreement, but it was contingent on having the home on the market the next day. These sellers just can't wait! You promise to have their home in the MLS and 'on the market' the next day. You'll circle back on Wednesday and shoot some great pictures of the home to use in your marketing.........

Too late! When that listing hits the MLS tomorrow it will be sent out to thousands of potential buyers via the MLS IDX feed. By Monday at noon the listing will have been passed over by thousands of potential buyers because there are no pictures. You may never get another chance to get that listing in front of those prospects. 

You guys see these things every day.

Overpricing a listing is not the only thing a seller can do to hinder the sale of their home. So tell us, what mistakes do sellers make that cost them money, time, and possibly the sale of their home?

Our next crowdsourcing webinar will share the ideas you give us as to the mistakes sellers should look to avoid when getting ready to list, or when having their home listed. 

How Can You Share Your Advice?

In a blog post, share with us one example or story of a mistake you've seen sellers make that could have cost them money, time or ultimately the sale of their home. And of course, we'd love if you'd also share the remedy, if there is one. 

All entries in this crowdsourced challenge will be given 1000 points.

In order to enter, just leave a link to your blog post in the comment section of this blog post.

In order to qualify for the 1000 points, please submit your posts by Sunday, January 19th at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Register to join us next Thursday, January 23rd at 10am Pacific Time as we crowdsource some of the worst mistakes sellers can make in a webinar that compiles your best examples and stories. 

Bob Stewart
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