List now, sell later?

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

I have a listing I just took with a past client who purchased this home about 9 years ago. we discussed the plan for selling his home and a few issues came up that I had not been confronted with before.

The seller would like his home listed on November 1 of this year, but does not want a sign in the yard until December 1. Why? Not sure. I asked but I did not get a good answer. I suppose it has to do with the neighbors. Also, even if we get a good offer quickly, the seller will not close until after the new year as he has some social things already planned that will take place around Christmas.

Our fix to these issues is easy. Do what the client wants. We will be up and running on November 1 with all printed materials inside the home, lockbox on the door, and ready to receive potential buyers and their agents. The MLS system will, for the first 30 days note that closing after Jan 1 is expected.

Clients always have something that they want taken care of during the listing period. Its up to their agents to find a way to take care of these and any other issues that arise.

If you are thinking of listing your home, but have some issues surrounding your sale, give us a call and let us work out a solution for you.

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Peter. As long as the seller realizes the potential consequences of their request, go for it. Enjoy your day!

Oct 17, 2019 05:37 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Peter. I have had this happen in my past. You just do what is asked and you have.

Oct 17, 2019 05:37 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Peter den Boer we have taken those type of listings..... we have them sign a listing agreement and it doesn't go in mls....they do work...and when it's ready to list, we do that paperwork over again....and submit to mls....

Oct 17, 2019 05:44 AM #3
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Often market it before it gets put on the market though the grape vines ... It has an edge.

Oct 17, 2019 05:45 AM #4
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Yes, there is usually a solution to seller requests. Best wishes for a quick contract.

Oct 17, 2019 06:16 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Peter den Boer - I remember  when I bought my first condo that the owner wanted to have Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We split the difference and closed on December 15.

Oct 17, 2019 09:09 AM #6
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