Sabotage your sale-- without knowing it

Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

You can sabotage your sale and not even know it. I have had a bunch of it lately. The first one I mentioned heavy pet odor when I took the listing. I mentioned the dog needs a bath frequently. You guest it, we had a bunch of showings and a bunch of negative feedback. The response was I guess we with have to bathe more than once a week. Now we need a price reduction and am getting push back.

The next one is frustrated that I have not been able to move the property in less than a year. Every time I need a decision or a document, procrastination sets in. Folks I am not a magician. Your thoughts?

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Rob Shepherd -  ABR, GRI, REALTORS® for Florence Oregon Real Estate
Expert in helping those buy or sell Florence Oregon property and retire in Oregon. Call me anytime or visit my website for local listings and information on Florence Oregon.
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Comments (9)

Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Prunce juice and bran muffins, works every time!

May 27, 2014 07:34 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Roger: That's the kind of thinkin this company needs. LOL

May 27, 2014 10:42 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I love pet smells in a home, ones that I am buying to flip and everyone runs away from. If I buying, will transform into something sweet.

Thank you for commenting on my post.

May 28, 2014 01:59 AM
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

I agree with Joe, if you want to sell below market value, just keep the smelly dogs in place and never clean the litter box.

May 28, 2014 05:07 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Sellers just love to blame the agent....they don't like hearing that they need to take action or spend money to improve their chance of selling.

May 28, 2014 11:42 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

You need some cooperation here Rob and no you are not a magician. They need to listen to you, their agent.

May 29, 2014 10:42 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Rob, not sure how you are passing along the feedback, butninwould start doing it unedited... Some sellers just don't want to hear it though.

May 30, 2014 01:30 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Pretty amazing, I just don't understand WHY people hire a Realtor and then do NOT follow the Realtor's advice! WHO has the experience here? Why not listen?

May 31, 2014 05:17 AM
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

Focus on their motivation.  If they are motivated enough, they will see the light.  If not, perhaps they don't really want to move.

Jun 19, 2014 01:33 AM