You watch an HGTV show that pertains to real estate and everything always looks so easy. The buyers or the homeowners getting a home makeover are always happy, have a great budget, and enjoy the experience. The real estate professionals are jovial. The agents only show a few houses then they sit down with their clients who make an immediate decision, wind up with a fantastic accepted offer, and a few months later do a tour of their new home. Oh my gosh, real estate looks so easy!!!
Here's an example from my perspective.
I plan to put together a video series about how to sell land in my area. Starting with the initial real estate professional tour of the land and subsequent pricing process, research required, documentation, listing, appraisal, buyer investigations, title report, and whatever else I can think of.
The first part is going to be about the real estate broker's tour of the land. What do we look for? What needs to be assessed? What goes into the determination of a market price?
I expected this to be a piece of cake since I already have a land owner who would like me to visit their property. A few weeks ago we went up to the property to take care of this process, but we couldn't access the land. It's off a main road, then up a mountain road where no one lives, and no one plows. With hills. But after several weeks of nice warm weather, there is no snow left at my house. And since my house isn't too far away from this property in terms of miles, I was betting it would be a great day to go up there and do what I needed to do.
So here's the result of that trip.
Bottom line? Real estate is not all a walk in the park. Sometimes the road along the way is bumpy. Or snowy. This is my second attempt to get up to the property and it won't be my last.
Originally published at thehousekat.com.