Sellers Give Buyers a Chance to Get that Feeling No Place Like Home

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Sellers Give Buyers a Chance to Get that Feeling No Place Like Home 

Beth Atalay wrote a post about homeowner being present  when their house is being shown yesterday  I had just had that  situation where the seller was home . The buyer was a first time buyers that knew what they wanted in fact they were in construction and were going to re-do the house to fit their wants and needs in their own time . here is what happened

 

 

 The seller followed us around and showed us all the things that they thought were important that were not important  to the buyer . It was  a shame as it was a turn off to the buyer .It almost made you feel as if you were not trusted

 

Whatever the seller was trying to accomplish they did not .. I did try to tell the seller  several times we were fine they could relax . We  would show our selves around .I did try not to be rude  but it did not work

 

The seller made the buyer so very uncomfortable following us from  room to room . Telling us how much they paid for every little thing  even trying to shh them did not work  . I did tell them several times I was very familiar with the area  and the  original layout . In fact I once had been a resident of the community .  The buyer even told them he was going to  replace everything  but they were so busy talking they did not even listen . Don't get me wrong the sellers were very nice sweet people . Just over anxious.  The first thing we learn is listen

 

The seller thinking they were talking themselves into a buyer liking their house talked the buyer into disliking their  house . 

 

A buyer wants to be able to feel  a house is going to be their home not your home  

 

When I sit down with my clients  on the intitial interview I explain to them  you will get a feeling when you walk in to the right house  . It is a feeling you get that this is home .  

Please Mr & or Ms  seller the buyers need to feel if this house is the right house for them

 

How many times do I have to look at houses before I get that feeling ?

 

 

 

Hannah Williams

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George Souto
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Hannah unfortunately there are Sellers who feel no one is more capable of showing their house then they are.  No matter how many times they are told to not be home during a showing they do not listen and end up chasing Buyers away.

Jan 17, 2017 02:54 PM #4
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Hi Hannah Williams, thank you so much for the mention. Nobody likes to be followed around, especially when making a large purchase. Sellers are hurting themselves by being present during showings. I've also had the pleasure of being followed by real estate agents and these were not estate homes.

Jan 17, 2017 03:11 PM #5
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You have to be the best match maker, as you are, to create that special feeling Hannah Williams 

Jan 17, 2017 03:14 PM #6
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Hannah Williams
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William Feela  I have had sellers who told me they were too ill to leave their house during showings .  Miraculously they have managed to follow the buyers all around the house ..  I agree with you .You are so right

Jan 17, 2017 03:15 PM #7
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Jan 17, 2017 03:37 PM #8
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Wow I am so lucky to have a great blog from you and a mention on Beth Atalay in.  Make it a great day!

 

Jan 17, 2017 04:13 PM #9
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George Souto  Unfortunately these sellers hurt themselves and frustrate  their agents

Beth Atalay  Your post was very timely for me . Another agent should not interfere with your relationship with you and your buyer . That is my humble opinion .

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington  Isn't that what we do ?  Help buyers find that perfect relationship  with home-ownership

Thank you for taking the time to join the conversation

Hannah

Jan 17, 2017 04:13 PM #10
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Great post Hannah and glad you were inspired by Beth Atalay to share your experience.

Jan 17, 2017 04:15 PM #11
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Thank You  marti garaughty  I am Honored

 

Jan 17, 2017 04:18 PM #12
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Will Hamm  It was an inspiring post . I had showed a house and was going to write about it and saw Beth had written one too .. amazing  

Joanna Cohlan  So nice to see your smiling face . Yes it seemed we both had similar experiences .I  really enjoyed her post . I started to responded to her and realized it was to long for a comment  Beth is such a fantastic writer

Thank you both for joining the conversation

Hannah

Jan 17, 2017 04:28 PM #13
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I have been houses with the sellers in attendance and following the buyers.  They could not wait to get out of there

Jan 17, 2017 04:46 PM #14
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This might not be so much the sellers fault as the agents for not properly coaching, or maybe they did not listen to them either.  Mark

Jan 17, 2017 11:15 PM #15
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Good morning Hannah.  I've had that happen twice, the sellers for whatever reason refused to leave while the home was being viewed by buyers.  They never sold

Jan 18, 2017 03:58 AM #16
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Hannah Williams this is why I never want the buyer at home during a showing. If I have the opportunity, I always request - in advance - they vacate the home. If we have any questions, we know where to find them. 

Jan 18, 2017 05:00 AM #17
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Ed Silva It is really counter productive . Instead of showing the buyer the positive the buyer is seeing the negative

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint  It may be the agent who does not want to be argumentative with the seller ;but I have  told some sellers not to do this to no avail

Thank you

Hannah

 

Jan 18, 2017 06:59 AM #18
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Hannah,  That is so unfortunate.  Some sellers just won't listen to our advice to leave the house and let the buyers "feel" if the home is right for them. 

Jan 18, 2017 10:51 AM #19
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Christine OShea
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Hannah Williams There is nothing worse than a "hoovering" seller thinking that what they did is so very special.  It is truly an turn off and put you in a difficult situation.  I suppose the only thing to do is tell the listing agent.

Jan 18, 2017 11:33 AM #20
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If I have a seller that says they will be home during showings, I know from the beginning there will be problems. We then have to have a serious discussion.

Jan 19, 2017 07:49 PM #21
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Hannah Williams
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Kathleen Daniels  I agree they are their own worst enemies

Christine OShea  I had a seller like that and no matter how many conversations we had they did not listen . 

Debbie Reynolds  As I just said to Christine there are some sellers that just should not be home . A few years back I has a seller that would not listen he pointed out all the good featured that turned out to be the turn offs for the buyer .Serious discussions did not work .He did not listen just talked over me and that is not easy

Thank you for joining in the conversation

Hannah

 

Jan 19, 2017 08:10 PM #22
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Hi Hannah - this is certainly a turnoff.  No one likes to be told what they should think.

Jan 20, 2017 10:58 AM #23
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