Our Decision Is Far From Final

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
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This email, received today, is not unusual of how the selling process begins.

 

"We’re thinking of selling our house and moving to a condo'. We’d like to meet with you before we make any decisions to see what we can get for this house and what needs to be done before we put it on the market.

I’m sure you’ll want to see the house before you can estimate its potential selling price, so can you come over late next week, say Friday or Saturday? That’ll give me time to clean up the various messes in all the rooms. It won’t give me time to clean up the hideous basement, however, so you’ll have to see that in its current ghastly state. 

Our decision to move is far from final, however, as there are many things to consider.'

 

 

Many times people call with questions about moving. Sometimes this conversation takes place one, two or three years before they actually move forward. This is not an easy choice for many reasons. Some have been in their homes for 20-30-40 or more years. There have been changes, maybe the loss of a spouse, retirement, declining health, family issues and so many more.

It doesn't cost anything to talk, to ask questions to get some help with

your future plans. 

That is what a good Realtor®  is for. 

Answering those concerns not making the decisions.

When the question comes in about selling a home...that does not mean  you have to sign a listing agreement. It is a time to get answers.

If you have questions about selling your home

Please call Margaret Rome.

 

Margaret Rome

 

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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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 Good morning  Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

Some take  longer than others but the first conversation sets the tone and helps a seller prioritize things that need to be done. I met with a couple last fall and they have been working through their list and we visit every few months. In between their painting, interior and exterior, installing a new HVAC system both parents have passed away out of state. Life happens. We will go on the market first quarter of 2020.

Aug 26, 2019 04:43 AM #24
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John Henry
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You never know how close someone is to make a 'buying decision' and offering the best advice possible gets them into your funnel.

Aug 26, 2019 04:55 AM #25
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Gordon Crawford
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As always, Margaret, such wise words.  It is my experience that it does take time to figure out what your next step is.  It doesn't happen overnight in most cases.

Aug 26, 2019 05:27 AM #26
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Richie Alan Naggar
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The beginning of a healthy relationship.....

Aug 26, 2019 06:19 AM #27
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Leanne Smith
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This call is the first indication of the "pull theory."  The potential customers are pulling you to them.  Also it is one of the best ways to begin to build trust.  Thank Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland for bringing this scenario to the forefront.

Aug 26, 2019 06:36 AM #28
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Mike Frazier
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I try to be understanding in these situations. It is hard moving from so many memories.

Aug 26, 2019 07:02 AM #29
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Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
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That's a question my wife have been talking about more and more, as all the kids have moved out and we're sitting here with a 4 BR home and full basement of stuff the kids should have taken with them.

Aug 26, 2019 07:19 AM #30
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 
Great advice!
Patience and understanding - watch words of your professionalism.
All the best - Lynn

Aug 26, 2019 08:04 AM #31
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR You've set the tone, given them the time and when ready, they will list and sell.

Aug 26, 2019 10:30 AM #32
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John Henry You are never sure how close they are to that decision. Answering questions and giving advice are the first steps in this process.

Aug 26, 2019 10:32 AM #33
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Gordon Crawford For many it does take time to make these big decisions.

Aug 26, 2019 10:33 AM #34
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Pull theory...I like that term Leanne Smith It's bringing the client to you rather than pushing the product. Thank you!

Aug 26, 2019 10:34 AM #35
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Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector  Sounds like you are ready to talk to that professional agent to give you some pointers. An astute agent in your area would be wise to reach out to you.

Aug 26, 2019 10:45 AM #36
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Lynn B. Friedman Good to see you. I owe you a call.

Aug 26, 2019 10:47 AM #37
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Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland for many years we've had clients contact us a year or more ahead of making the move to sell and buy. You're so right, it's not easy preparting a home one has lived their lives in for 20 to 40 years overnight - or even within 6 months. It takes the time it takes. And the clients need our guidance and hand holding along the entire journey.

Aug 26, 2019 11:48 AM #38
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 It's not always one call, one-stop,  one visit, and list my house now.

Aug 26, 2019 11:54 AM #39
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Hi Margaret

Good for you! This sounds like someone who genuinely wants and needs your counsel so an appropriate decision can be made. Some decisions, and listings, take time!

Jeff

Aug 26, 2019 08:21 PM #40
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The decision to sell is sometimes immediate and other times years away. I just met with a seller that plans on retiring and moving south in 2 years. In that 2 year time- there is a lot that the seller needs to prep- especially given the type of legal structure the home is currently under- and could take a year or more to get into an easily sellable place. Whatever the case, it's always smart to meet with an agent to discuss options.

Aug 28, 2019 12:10 PM #41
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Jeff Dowler, CRS  It takes longer for some than others. And it is my pleasure to counsel.  Always good to see.

Aug 28, 2019 03:59 PM #42
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Hi, Adam...so true...The decision to sell is sometimes immediate and other times years away

We can never be sure where that person is in the process. 

Aug 28, 2019 04:07 PM #43
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