Yes, I’ll list your House; No I Don’t Need to See It
The phone rang yesterday and on the other end was a familiar voice. The caller asked if I could list her home for sale. “Of course I can,” I said. The caller is a past client who purchased a new build home through me back in 2010. She asked if I needed to see it and I replied, “No I remember it very well.”
Bear in mind that with this client, I had visited the design center with she and her sister. They were delightful and I liked that they were both very different. They each had their own style and personality. This sister is pragmatic, analytical, and is quite the golfer. The other may be a golfer, but is more apprehensive and a planner. We had a grand time picking out finishes.
Assisting clients through the design process is something I quite enjoy and I always offer that service. Helping out of town buyers understand which finishes are common to Arizona will help them when it's time to sell their home.
Because this buyer client is now a seller client, I know that her finishes and colors will show well now that we will be selling her home. She also included a pool and landscaping in the backyard. She took a couple of snapshots and her yard looks absolutely beautiful. And I know the inside is just as gorgeous as I remember when visiting in the past, seeing her beautiful furniture and accessories.
But as I sit returning home from a trip, visiting my daughter in the South, I’m rethinking my answer. When I replied, “Yes I’ll List Your House; no I don’t need to see it,” I did not consider the homes condition. There might be angles of the home that show better for the photographer. There may be suggestions I need to make for her to change knick knacks so the home shows better. After all, we never get a second chance at a first impression when high resolution photographs hit the internet!
So Yes, I’ll List Your House; but I will call and stop by to see it!