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The Best Way to Chase Away a Buyer

Real Estate Agent with LS Rogers Realty

The Best Way to Chase Away a Buyer is To Keep Their Focus  A W A Y  From Your Home.

I contacted a FSBO with a client dying to purchase in the Neighborhood. 

The Tour was Horrible. The home reeked of musty Drapes and age-old soiled carpet. It was too Dark; Had no Comfortable Walking Space.  It was very cluttered with offensive items. Among them were Deer Heads, a Bronzed Panther Statue, fully equipped Gun Cabinet, and live but caged, Iguana and Python. 

The fact that the Home had Gorgeous Recent Updates and was in Excellent Condition meant Nothing.  It was being overshadowed by the many Negative Distractions. And Although the Home boasted of a Wonderful Floorplan, My Buyers had a Very difficult Time trying to imagine it in their own version of Home Sweet Home.  I know, H a r d  to Believe! 

Fortunately, my Buyers' wait wasn't for very long. A Home in the Neighborhood became Available 2 weeks later. I feel the FSBO's Home better suited their needs however, First Impressions Reign Supreme.




Buyers or Sellers, if you or Someone you know, is Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home in Richardson or surrounding areas, give me a Call. Experienced Out-of-the-Box Thinking Realtor with Guaranteed Results.

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John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

At least you found something for your buyer in the neighborhood.  Was that your showing this afternoon?  If so, congrats!

Sep 30, 2008 12:19 PM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Trunda, I once built a large reptile aquarium in a guy's house and those critters can stink a place up worse than most pets.

Sep 30, 2008 01:31 PM
Alyce Martin
The Realty Group, LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque - THE Place To Be!

Oh Lord, Trunda - the things we see as Realtors.  It's kinda hard to get rid of that image of deer heads, panthers and reptiles. Hope it works out!

Sep 30, 2008 01:52 PM
Kristina Pratt
St. Louis' Illinois Suburbs - RE/MAX Preferred Partners - Edwardsville, IL
REALTOR - SFR - GoshenRealtyGroup.com

Trunda, I empathize with you on the deer heads... we get a lot of that in Illinois.  Some people don't mind, others do.  I am glad you found something for your buyers, though.  :)

Sep 30, 2008 01:58 PM
Cristal Drake
Prudential California Realty - Fullerton, CA
Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate

Hooray for finding something for your buyers.  It is unfortunate that the first house didn't work out.  If the seller had an agent, he would have the help he needed to get the house ready for showings!

Sep 30, 2008 03:10 PM
LS Rogers Realty
LS Rogers Realty - Richardson, TX

JOHN  No, different buyers. Thanks again for stopping by yesterday. Eventually we'll get it right. lol

Oct 01, 2008 04:42 AM
LS Rogers Realty
LS Rogers Realty - Richardson, TX

CHARLES  A talent of yours I didn't know about. And strangely enough the other unholy smells didn't let us notice that one.

Oct 01, 2008 04:50 AM
LS Rogers Realty
LS Rogers Realty - Richardson, TX

ALYCE  lol. I know. I will continue to see the images for a while.

KRISTINA  I've seen quite a few homes with Deer Heads and most of my buyers are impartial to it. But added to the mix of so many other challenges, it was overwhelming.

CRISTAL  I think you're right. I would hate to think a home could be marketed like that WITH an agent.

Oct 01, 2008 06:18 AM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Sounds like that FSBO is in desperate need of a stager! ;). 

Oct 01, 2008 10:45 AM
LS Rogers Realty
LS Rogers Realty - Richardson, TX

NORMA  Absolutely! Along with a good maid.

Oct 01, 2008 11:24 AM
John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Im not so sure a Stager would be able to fix that mess and stink.  It would look nicer, but still have a stench.

Oct 01, 2008 12:51 PM
LS Rogers Realty
LS Rogers Realty - Richardson, TX

JOHN  You'd be amazed at the homes we see and sniff from time to time.

Oct 04, 2008 04:28 AM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

First impresssion really do count.  Sounds like the FSBO needed some serious staging help.

Oct 06, 2008 02:03 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

I'm with Christine on this one, definitely needed a Stager (LOL). Wishing you the very best with your buyers. Regards, C.

Oct 06, 2008 03:09 AM
LS Rogers Realty
LS Rogers Realty - Richardson, TX

CHRISTINE  Gotta love those stagers!

C! I haven't visited your blog in a while. I enjoy your posts and know I'm missing out. I shall do that now. Thanks for stopping by.

Oct 06, 2008 10:08 AM
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

Don't you just love those distractions? They make working in real estate so much more fun and challenging. -- LOL

Nov 26, 2008 08:16 PM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Sometimes the visuals are too strong to ever go away.

Best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity in 2009.

Dec 31, 2008 04:40 PM