STOP! Please Stop 'Selling' My House!

Reblogger MaryKay Shumway
Real Estate Agent with The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948)

Have you EVER HEARD THOSE WORDS from a Seller?  No.  And I am directing this re-blog to my BUYERS.


BUYERS:  Those statistics ring true, 35% of first Offers fall apart, so why not write that back-up Offer?  YOU could be the owner of my beautiful 4 bedroom home listing on Trillium Lane for sale in Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  Read on!




4 Bedroom Homes for Sale in Sister Bay, WI 54234

Original content by Debe Maxwell, CRS 228209

STOP!  Please Stop 'Selling' My House!

Please don't stop selling my house!How often have you heard those words come out of a Seller's mouth?!  I can honestly say that I've never heard a seller utter those words!


Many agents will 'call you off' for scheduled showings immediately following their sellers going under Contract with a buyer.  I always ask if the seller minds if we do show so we can bring a back-up Offer if my folks love the property.  Believe it or not, we're turned down about 90% of the time!


*Do I want to know that the property already has a negotiated Contract?  Yes, of course but, do your sellers a favor and KEEP SHOWING!


I recently had a dozen Offers on one of my listings and even had a bidding war on the BACK-UP Offer!  We have no provisions for a second back-up but, I did, very nicely, tell the remaining agents that we would love to be able to contact them if both deals fell through.  


Definitely seek that back-up Contract!I passed along Offers to these sellers, who continued to allow showings for weeks, well beyond their Pending date.  Why, you may ask?  Because, according to recent local stats, 35% of FIRST deals fall through!  Without a back-up Offer, the 'newness' of a just-listed property wanes when it has to go back on the market a second time. Rest assured, your chances of getting as outstanding an Offer as the first one, is fairly slim!


From a buyers' perspective, why NOT submit a back-up Offer?  It doesn't cost anything AND it saves a second bidding war and mad rush to compete as well.  


Sellers, why NOT seek that back-up Offer?  If it takes 3-4 weeks, so be it!  If your first buyer has lending issues, which include faulty appraisals, you have a second ready, willing and able buyer in line to move right into the buyer position.  


© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | | STOP!  Please Stop 'Selling' My House!

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Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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MaryKay Shumway - Thank you so much for the re-blog!  Get that back-up for your Sister Bay, WI listing!  GOOD LUCK!

Nov 24, 2016 08:06 PM #1
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Whenever possible I work hard to generate a back-up offer for my sellers also.

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