When you get a very enthusiastic seller, treasure them.

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Getting a new listing is always exciting to me because there is so much to find out about this home in order to show it off to its best advantage. And that includes, of course, putting lots of photos on the Multiple Listing Service because buyers are hungry to shop online.

But over and above doing what we listing agents/brokers do best, which is to put the home's best foot forward, is to have a great seller who gets very enthusiastic about the sales process. And this seller needs to have that enthusiasm funneled to help with the overall process.

My newest enthusiastic seller is helping in the following ways:

1. Rented a storage unit and hired a U-haul truck, got a bunch of friends together, and is emptying out that home of anything that she doesn't immediately need.

2. Cleaned up the yard and trimmed bushes etc. so it looks very well cared for.

3. Cleaned the exterior walls of all spiderwebs--yes, we do get them this time of year--and washed all the windows.

4. Cleaned the interior of the house after all the stuff was moved to the storage unit.

5. Is available to have the home shown with only 1 hours notice--sometimes less. With the house not being vacant and on lockbox, this is the next best thing.

My newest client even took it further, she's like a little dynamo taking my flyers and is handing them out at her work and every other place she goes to.

This client wants to be involved in the sales process and I let her. Cooperation is at a maximum and you can't ask for anything better from your seller. With her added energy, I have no doubt we will be in escrow in no time.

Other agents might say, "leave the selling process to me," but I welcome the enthusiasm.

Why do I even bring this up, you might say?

Many sellers don't want their everyday life to change during the process, waiting until the last moment to move their stuff. They also set restrictions on when the home can be shown. Some sellers want to actually be at the showings (a no, no for me), or hound me for "feedback" the moment the prospective buyer has left. Some sellers want to know who has come to view their home, getting way too involved in who the next owner might be; outside of their qualification to purchase the home, that's not something he should get into. I guess what I'm saying is there is a "good" way to be enthusiastic and a "not helpful" way to be involved in the sales process.



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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Wow, that sounds like a wonderful transaction in process! There is definitely a helpful way for sellers to get involved in the process, and your seller is doing great.

Aug 10, 2016 09:37 PM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Hella. Your seller sounds terrific and is wise to do what she has done.

Aug 10, 2016 09:51 PM #2
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Sheila Anderson - She's absolutely great; she takes direction but also has good ideas what can be done outside of the box. She's a very motivated seller for sure.

Aug 10, 2016 10:21 PM #3
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hell Hella M. Rothwell, Wow such a great blog as always from you.  Make it a great day!!!

Aug 10, 2016 10:57 PM #4
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® Your seller is a rare bird, indeed! Usually, we have to point out the obvious tasks neding to be completed before listing. 

Aug 11, 2016 12:04 AM #5
Rose Clark, Realtor, ABR, GRI
Alain Pinel Realtors - Carmel, CA
Inspiring & Passionate Real Estate Professional

I absolutely treasure enthusiastic sellers! "Take my advice, its why you've chosen me to list your home... Now, clean, clean, clean, declutter, and stage!"

Aug 11, 2016 04:12 PM #6
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hella sounds like my last listing I just sold... sellers packed up the extra "stuff" place was show room ready every time, the house keeper made sure things were in order, the Gardner made sure everything was perfect and the list goes on and on.... needless to say such occurrences are not the norm:)Endre

Aug 14, 2016 10:10 AM #7
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