Do You Really Want to Sell? Are You Motivated?

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Mr/Mrs Seller:Are You Motivated to Sell?  I mean are you really ready to sell? 

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Mr. & Mrs. Seller, I am willing to stand on my head to market your home but if you are not motivated to sell nothing will happen.

Mary How can I help


Let me ask you a few questions . . .

  • Are you willing to price your property competitively for today’s market? 
  • Are you willing to prepare your property for sale?  I mean are you willing to clean, de-clutter and de-personalize your home to make your home more saleable? 
  • Are you willing to make your home available for showings when buyers want to see your home? 
  • Yes, I mean will you show your home on short notice if out-of-town buyers just drove by your house? 

Mr. & Mrs. Seller, I would love to work with you to sell your home, BUT I need your help.

If you answered 'YES' to each question, I am ready to list your home and will work diligently to get it sold for you as quickly as possible for the highest price possible.


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Mr. & Mrs. Seller, are you motivated to sell?  


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Mary Yonkers


      I thought about a Real Estate career for 11 years before I made the decision to get my Pennsylvania Real Estate license in mid-80's.  

      Thirty years later I can say affirmatively that Real Estate has been a fantastic career. 

      Come join me in class soon. Mary Yonkers, Real Estate Instructor


With so many homes for sale in Erie PA, this is the right time to begin your career as a Real Estate salesperson in Erie, PA.

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Mary Yonkers, Real Estate Instructor


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Comments (16)

Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Motivation to sell must be there to get a home sold.  If a seller isn't really "in," it's not happening.

Jun 16, 2016 01:58 AM
Mary Yonkers

Well put in your comment Chris Ann Cleland 

Jun 16, 2016 04:00 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

That is a great list.  Some sellers aren't willing to do anything and expect instant results.  

Jun 16, 2016 03:03 AM
Mary Yonkers

Thanks Belinda Spillman and MAGIC happens they falsely think. 

Jun 16, 2016 03:59 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Good list, no doubt you do a great job teaching!  Happy Thursday!  A

Jun 16, 2016 03:17 AM
Mary Yonkers

Thanks Ron and Alexandra Seigel Great day back to you as well.

Jun 16, 2016 03:58 AM
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

Taking a listing is like a marriage, both parties need to work at it.

Jun 16, 2016 04:11 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Love your comment Liz Wallace which should be title of a post.

Jun 16, 2016 04:37 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are great questions to ask a seller, and test their motivation, Mary!

Jun 16, 2016 04:45 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Thanks Myrl Jeffcoat as we know it is much easier to sell property for motivated seller.

Jun 16, 2016 04:50 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the post and the photo. Thank you for the chuckle. Have a good day.

Jun 16, 2016 09:13 PM
Mary Yonkers

Thanks Gita Bantwal Some days I can be creative.  Yes, it was a good day.  Hope yours was, too.

Jun 18, 2016 11:47 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

What a catchy post Mary. It is a great time to get a real estate license and launch a career.

Jun 18, 2016 10:48 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Thanks, Debbie Reynolds Must have been one of my creative days as I said in comment back to Gita.

Jun 18, 2016 11:49 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Wonderful post Mary and do you load some photos upside down on purpose? 

Featured to the group:


Jun 19, 2016 04:38 AM
Mary Yonkers

Yup! Upside down loaded.  Thanks for feature Robert Vegas Bob Swetz 

Jun 19, 2016 01:56 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


It comes down to a yes or a no. When it's a yes we can help them sell.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 19, 2016 01:04 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Agree Lou Ludwig Thanks for stopping here. Always good to see you.

Jun 19, 2016 01:57 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

"Are you willing to prepare your property for sale?  I mean are you willing to clean, de-clutter and de-personalize your home to make your home more saleable? Mary Yonkers A critical element - right on target - and - Re-Blog!!

Jun 19, 2016 10:34 PM
Mary Yonkers

Wow! Thanks for commenting Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers and reblog.

Jun 29, 2016 06:19 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


It's a great list of questions and one sellers need to be able to say yes to. As I recall Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  asks "are you 100% sure you want to sell your home?"


Jun 29, 2016 04:00 AM
Mary Yonkers

Hi Jeff Dowler CRS yes, we learn from each other here in the Rain.

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland is great person to learn from.

Jun 29, 2016 06:20 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks for the mention Jeff Dowler CRS  My  second  question "Are you 100% sure you want to use me?"

Jun 29, 2016 04:10 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

And I remember that. Didn't want to give away your trade secret!!

Jun 29, 2016 06:05 AM
Mary Yonkers

Thanks Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland for both ?'s

Jun 29, 2016 06:21 AM