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Pet peeves- Before you list it again, think about these.

Real Estate Agent with Keller Willliams - 1033 Hamilton Place,Johnson City TN 37604


I have a specific property in mind today and don't have time for a long post but the presentation of this property reminded me of several pet peeves, so please excuse me while I complain.  


#1 - Comments for agents and public.  Some agents do very minimal comments in MLS for the agents and then have very detailed, attractive comments for the public.    I consider that my job is to make the property as attractive as possible for both the public and the agents, to get the seller as much exposure as possible.    I realize the agent makes much more if buyers see it through the listing agent, but out main job is to serve the clients by full exposure.    Even if I do notice that there's a better description for the public, this still means that if I'm interested in showing, I need to print two separate versions of the listing  


#2 - Acreage.  It's very useful for larger lots if the agents will bother to convert lot dimensions to acreage.   It's not that difficult or time-consuming, and if it's not listed as acreage (or fraction thereof), it won't come up when I search for larger lots.


#3 - Room dimensions are often very useful.   Not putting them may indicate an agent pressed for time or it may indicate little rooms we don't want to call attention to.


#4 - Pictures.  Either have a professional take them or edit them so they're bright and attractive.  And label the pictures!   


#5 - Showing instructions.  If at all possible make it easy to show.  If 24-hour notice is really essential, I understand, but sometimes it may be better to let the agents call and find out possibly that this time the 24-hour notice must be observed, rather than to require 24-hour notice across the board.    If it's a rental, maybe that can't be avoided, but this does cut down showings.   Is the alarm necessary?    Why does the agent need to be there?  


Would I dare send the link to this post to a seller whose property just went off the market after two lengthy listings which illustrate most of my peeves?   

What other pet peeves should be added to my list?

Posted by


Mary Sheridan423-943-7655  Direct

Johnson City, TN area -including
Jonesborough, Kingsport, Bristol, Elizabethton.   
(Washington, Carter and Sullivan Counties)

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