STOP! Please Stop 'Selling' My House!

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I tell my sellers all the time, "We will keep marketing your house until it is sold and closed." I can personally attest to seeing 8 different parties who wrote backup offers end up with the house within a 3 year span.

Like you, whenever possible I work hard to generate a back-up offer for my sellers also.

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.  


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Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Thank you so much for the re-blog Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900!  It's true, it does pay off and for very little effort too!  I don't know why more agents don't use this technique for their buyers!

Nov 24, 2016 09:47 PM #1
Sussie Sutton
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Good thing you re-blogged this post! I had missed it the first time around.

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