Mr and Mrs. Seller get a call from their real estate agent that another agent has a buyer to look at their property which has been on the market for over 100 days.
Mrs. Seller is tired of showing the house. Every time they have to go through the house and pick it up, shut the lids of all the toilets seats, turn all the lights on, take out the trash etc... So recently she has gotten Lacksy Daisy about it. She decides that doing these things has not worked and now convinced that the real estate agent doesn't know what she is talking about.
This time she decides that she is not going to go through all the trouble. She figures after all the REALTOR should be doing the work with the marketing and that should be enough.
Leaving the house in a hurry she leaves the dishes in the sink and beds unmade.
My response to this is yes you are right that the REALTOR should be doing the marketing but I want to scream from the top of my lungs to Mrs. Seller THIS IS NOT JUST A SHOWING THESE ARE HOME BUYERS !
I know it gets frustrating after being on the market a long time and the news of the past few weeks does not look like the current housing market will ever return to the point you can feel comfortable. But homes are selling out here. Buyers are able to get financed.
If your Realtor were to stop marketing your home because she just got sick of people showing up or calling and not making an offer than you would be upset right? Selling your home is a partnership and all parties have to do their part and work together to reach a common goal.
There is no easy way, selling a house is tough. Unfortunately there is no magic wand. But you can't give up and allow the frustration to get to you. Look at each showing as another opportunity for a buyer to see your house. Take a little extra effort and make it easier for them to choose your house instead of the next one.