I'm Not Tour Guide Barbie - !!

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

A For-Sale-By-Owner reached out to me.  They are a distant acquaintance of mine and they are dead set on trying to sell their home without a Realtor® but they have their first showing scheduled for Saturday (after trying to sell for a month+) and they were looking to me for advice.  

I am happy to help whomever I can -

So of course I  
asked the 'seller' if this "potential buyer" was pre-qualified for a mortgage?
HMMM...     Silence - - - - -
"Ummm gonna have to check on that..."

Why would a seller want to use a Realtor®...??
There are a thousand reasons - but to keep this blog simple, I will focus on one...

A Realtor® Will ONLY bring a Ready - Willing - Able Buyer into Your Home!

A Realtor® is NOT a 'Tour-Guide-Barbie' - OR a 'Tour-Guide-Ken'...

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty is the #1 Homeseller in South Central Pennsylvania, according to Central Penn Business Journal.

 

Thinking of Selling Your Home...??  List With The #1 Homeseller -

Contact Maria Sapio Today

(717) 226-6857

Msapio@homesale.com



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  1. Mary Yonkers 10/03/2016 12:27 AM
Topic:
Home Selling
Location:
Pennsylvania Cumberland County Carlisle

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Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Lou Ludwig ~ thank you for stopping by this evening to share your thoughts...

Sep 30, 2016 01:37 PM #18
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I quit being a tour guide many years ago. If that is what the prospect wants then they have the wrong girl. Good post Maria.

Sep 30, 2016 01:49 PM #19
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Maria.  I'm guessing these folks will soon realize the error of their ways and call you to list their home.

Sep 30, 2016 09:22 PM #20
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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
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Love your title. I once heard a seasoned agent use that phrase years ago when I was a rookie agent, and I have embraced that phrase ever since. BTW, FSBO are really not prepared to deal with all those prospects.

Sep 30, 2016 09:33 PM #21
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Debbie Reynolds  for stopping by and offering your thoughts...

Sep 30, 2016 10:38 PM #22
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Gabe Sanders - I LOVE Your Thinking - !!  It would be an honor to help them...

Sep 30, 2016 10:39 PM #23
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Jerry Newman - I appreciate you stopping by to read my post and share your thoughts - I think you make a very valid point too - "FSBO are really not prepared to deal with all those prospects."   

Sep 30, 2016 10:41 PM #24
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Have a wonderful weekend. We have a very rainy Saturday morning in Maryland. Dolores had good weather for her visit to the Laurel Highlands area earlier this week.

Sep 30, 2016 11:14 PM #25
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Roy Kelley - Glad to hear that Delores enjoyed good weather in Laurel Highlands...We are having a rainy Saturday in Carlisle too - Perfect for me to tackle some extra cleaning this morning!

Sep 30, 2016 11:24 PM #26
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Maria Sapio,

Love the title and how often do we see this..FSBO no clue on what to do when and if a buyer shows up to look! I'm sure these folks will catch on why having a Realtor represent them is so important.

Oct 01, 2016 12:38 AM #27
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Good Morning Dorie Dillard - Yes, there's more involved in a real estate transaction than simply smiling and guiding someone through a home tour...

Thank you for stopping by to share your thoughts -

Oct 01, 2016 12:41 AM #28
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Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
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People think it is an easy thing to do to sell a home  and those that try to do it by themselves soon learn that there is more to it than putting up a sign

Oct 03, 2016 12:31 AM #29
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hi Maria - I missed this post the first time around--glad Mary Yonkers re-blogged it. You gave a great example of one reason sellers should work with a professional

Oct 03, 2016 12:51 AM #30
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Maria

Your title was perfect for the theme of this post. It's such an important issue and I suspect more unrepresented selelrs even think about who they are letting into their homes and whether they are even qualified to buy a home at all.

There's clearly an issue if they have been trying to sell and are just now, after a month, having their first showing.

Jeff

Oct 03, 2016 04:00 AM #31
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

You are Good! they should skip the formalities and pass you right on to ambassador! Nice post!

Oct 03, 2016 05:46 PM #32
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Short and Sweet and right to the  Point!! Love it!

Oct 03, 2016 05:48 PM #33
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Debra Leisek - What a huge compliment !!  I appreciate your vote of confidence in me ...  Thank you for stopping by -

Oct 03, 2016 08:55 PM #34
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

This is another wonderful argument for using a Realtor - For sale by owners just don't understand the dynamics of a successful sale until they get into the middle of it and find out how tough it can be -

Oct 03, 2016 09:12 PM #35
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Lise Howe for stopping by this morning and I appreciate you sharing your thoughts -

Oct 03, 2016 09:14 PM #36
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

And then when you explain to them about a pre-approved buyer . . . they'll act as if they knew it all along.  Thank goodness they are "distant" relations.  I'd keep them that way.

Oct 30, 2016 09:38 AM #37
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