When Your Professional Advice Backfires

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

Home Sweet Home

 

As a listing agent you want to go into a listing presentation with valuable tips for Sellers to prepare their home for the market.   Sometimes the repairs are necessary for the inspection, sometimes the repairs will help the sale of the home.    I add - I will be a bit blunt, as the buyers will be brutal on showings.    

 

Taking care of the small repairs readily visible on my walk-through are noted, maybe refinishing hardwood floors, painting and a thorough cleaning is always a good idea.     Also taking care of any FHA/VA appraisal items that could become an issue at appraisal is always on my list for the Sellers prior to putting a home on the market.

 

This process usually works really well, the listing goes on the market and when you get instant contracts, the Seller has done a great job.

 

BUT, there are those times, you have given all the pointers you can, the Sellers get them ALL DONE, and then you get the dreaded call ---

 

We love our house so much after the items were repaired, we think we are going to stay!   Guess all we needed was a kick in the pants.

 

Drats, sure hate it when that happens!




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Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Sheri, don't think my friends have encountered this either.   

Oct 11, 2018 07:52 AM #31
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, did they eventually sell?

Oct 11, 2018 07:52 AM #32
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Kathy Streib I have heard this too, and often wonder why they wait until they sell to make the changes, and not enjoy them over the years.

Oct 11, 2018 07:54 AM #33
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Joan Cox
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Dorie, definitely stay in touch, as they had that notion once, and it make not disappear for long!!!

Oct 11, 2018 07:55 AM #34
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Carolyn, still wonder why homeowners don't do the improvements earlier so they can enjoy them! 

Oct 11, 2018 07:55 AM #35
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Joan Cox
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR we do have to be blunt, and I usually follow that statement with - buyers will be tougher with comments! 

Oct 11, 2018 07:56 AM #36
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Sally, so glad to hear.

Oct 11, 2018 07:56 AM #37
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Joan Cox
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Roy, it does, you are right.

Oct 11, 2018 08:14 AM #38
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Hi Joan, this hasn't happened to me ... yet! 

Oct 11, 2018 08:36 AM #39
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John Wiley
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Another situation that could arise, they fix the house up as suggested and the neighbor buys it.

Oct 11, 2018 09:15 AM #40
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Joan

I've never had that happen but know others who have had this experience. Stay in touch with them as Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR said  - bet they will be planning a move in the future! aOr may know someone else who is.

Jeff

Oct 11, 2018 11:48 AM #41
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Marte Cliff
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I love Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR's phrase "incubate that lead," and I agree with her. Don't let go of them!

Oct 11, 2018 03:27 PM #42
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Debbie Reynolds
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That will only last for a time and they will be selling. I have had that happen a few times but usually they are ready to go, Joan.

Oct 11, 2018 05:47 PM #43
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Rebecca, you are very lucky.

Oct 12, 2018 05:22 AM #44
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Joan Cox
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John, that has not happened to me, but again, it could.

Oct 12, 2018 05:22 AM #45
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Joan Cox
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Jeff, I so agree, they had the notion to move, and could still be lingering down the road.

Oct 12, 2018 05:23 AM #46
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Joan Cox
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Marte, I stay in touch with my past clients, so especially these two families.

Oct 12, 2018 05:23 AM #47
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Joan Cox
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Debbie, I am glad this doesn't happen often, but think eventually they will sell.

Oct 12, 2018 05:24 AM #48
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In situations such as this, Joan Cox ... you still win.  You made your clients happy.  Just not in the way you expected.  And you'll gain referrals, no doubt about it.  You "earned" their respect, loyalty, and future business ...

Gene

Oct 12, 2018 09:36 AM #49
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi you are right, and they always are grateful that they are not pressured into selling, even though I thought that was the goal.

Oct 12, 2018 09:41 AM #50
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