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Your House is Going on the Market Tomorrow – What are You Thinking?

Your Home is Going on the Market Tomorrow

What are You Thinking About?

 

Going live on the MLS is a big deal, and probably prompts lots of anxiety for sellers. It will raise a few questions, and maybe even a few doubts.

 

Looking at the MLS onlineThere’s been lots of preparation (hopefully) for days or weeks - taking care of repairs and deferred maintenance, packing away all the extra stuff, perhaps painting and landscaping, and more – and now the big moment is here.

 

It’s showtime!! And your FIRST Open House!!

 

You’ve selected your list price, having learned about the local market conditions and comparable sales from your agent (you did listen, didn’t you?!), the photographer came by the other day (or did your agent take the pics?!), and your listing is going live in the MLS, soon to be seen by lots of buyers and their agents, and you will be off and running.

 

Feeling a little anxious? Confident? Worried?

 

It’s all very normal to have a rush of mixed feelings, and questions, when you are going live with your listing There are some important moments depending on this sale happening and soon, right?!

 

YOU MAY BE THINKING...

 

1. Is the home priced well? Should we have asked for a higher price?

2. Will we have lots of showings, and will they start right away? What if we don’t?!

3. Does our house show well? Good enough? Will buyers like it?

4. Are the MLS photos done well and will they encourage buyers to come look?

5. Have we done all the preparations we should have, or are there other things we still should do?

6. Should we have taken care of some of those other issues we talked about?

7. How does our house compare to the competition? Buyers will like our home better, won’t they? Our home is special!

8. How soon will we get an offer? Will it happen right away?

 

No doubt there is a lot of anxiety about going live on the market, despite having made the decision and completing a ton of preparations. That’s normal. There’s the relief that you are finally ready and the big day is here, but perhaps some concern about how the buying public and buyer agents will react lingers.

 

Here are some other things to think about for the big day:

 

Home Seller HandbookFOLLOW THE SHOWING INSTRUCTIONS

Hopefully you and your agent agreed on how showings are to occur and what instructions are given to buyer agents in the MLS. Be sure to follow them.

 

The house won’t sell if buyers can’t see it - make the house readily available to show! And expect that some agents may be a little late or early.

 

EXPECT A LOT OF ACTIVITY

Given the market, you should expect a lot of showing activity, and possibly starting right after the home goes live on the MLS. So be prepared for a big change in your daily routine.

 

If you, and not your agent, are making the appointments, keep a detailed list of all callers, contact information, and appointment times. Be sure to contact your Realtor with any questions or concerns. If there is not a lot of activity, or any, something is wrong…like the price!

 

This home is in showing conditionHAVE YOUR HOME SHOW READY ALL THE TIME

You may not live that way all the time, but you should always prepared for showings, especially at the beginning. Remember you are selling a house – it’s a product that needs to look great!

 

Life will be much easier to accommodate multiple showings, if you don’t have to worry about the condition of the house. Yep, it’s tough with kids but you might find them willing to help keep things picked up, if there is an incentive to do so.

 

LEAVE YOUR HOME FOR SHOWINGS

It’s in your best interest to be absent and not get into a Q and A with the agent and/or the buyers, so leave the home for showings…even if you don’t have somewhere special to go.

 

Buyers and agents want their private space to look on their own, and don’t want to feel uncomfortable around you! That’s why they are there, after all!

 

DO NOT ALLOW UNACCOMPANIED BUYERS IN

You might want to discuss this with your agent, but buyers need to come view the home with an agent, either their own or your listing agent.

 

If someone does drop by, give them your agent’s card, and ask them to either call for an appointment or talk with their agent about setting up a time to see your home.

 

moneyBE SURE TO PROTECT YOUR VALUABLES AND IDENTITY

It’s surprising what some homeowners leave out in public when their home is for sale. It’s important to not leave personal stuff lying around – money, checkbooks, jewelry, laptops, tablets, phones, bank and credit card statements, and small valuables, could prove overly tempting.

 

Protect your identity by making sure any and all documents, financial statements, bills and similar records are safely secured and out of sight.

 

IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS, CONTACT YOUR AGENT

Your agent should know right away if there are any issues that arise or you have questions – a window gets left open, the door is not locked, the agent does not show, someone shows up without an appointment when that’s required. Such matters generally are exceptions but they do happen. And lastly…

 

BE AS FLEXIBLE AS YOU CAN

There is no doubt selling your home is tough, and multiple showings, especially in the early days, is stressful. Know that things do not always go as planned - agents may be late or early, or they stay longer than you expect. You might get a last minute showing.

 

You should expect that your normal daily routine may be altered a bit, or a lot, but keep in mind your goal! It's all worth it so you can move on with your life plans!!

 

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Please give me a call at (760) 840-1360 if I can assist you in any way with your sale and buying your next home. No doubt you have lots of questions about the local housing market and the buying and selling process.

 

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Comment balloon 66 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • December 05 2018 02:24AM

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Speaking of unaccompanied buyers, I heard a couple toured a home today because 'the agent gave us the code!' Can you imagine a seller being okay with this? O M G! As it happened, the buyer liked a home that we'd seen earlier in the day and the Offer is in place but, I'm still in shock that practice is okay with ANY seller!

Anyway, I digress! Wonderful, detailed post to prepare sellers with do's and don'ts when their home is about to hit the market, Jeff. Lots of great points that all sellers should read and heed!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 1 year ago

Dear Jeff,

So funny that you have almost the same list that I do. It is stressful to put a home up for sale. Hopefully all will go well, but sometimes you have weird things come up. I once had a break-in, where a young homeless family apparently made themselves at home, while the seller was out of town. I could tell that it might be a family from the foot prints in the fire extinguisher powder that they apparently set off & some of the clothing they left behind after cleaning up in the tub & using the washer & dryer.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) about 1 year ago

Excellent very well thought out and well written post, Jeff!

Posted by Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience! (Great American Dream Realty) about 1 year ago

Good morning Jeff - certainly a very stressful time but following the advice of your agent is important to getting it done.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 12 months ago

"Select the price"... arriving at the correct one to reflect the current market is a science. The rest of the check list means little with a bloated price and crazy wiggle room tacked on top of what you let the owner(s) expect to net. If your seller ignores market value, if you the agent ask THEM what do you think the place is worth and run with that out of whack number, nothing good happens. No matter how many open houses you hold or professional artful images you craft. The next agent will reap the commission because the price was wrong Bob in the first mls round and round go around.

How many houses pretty much just like mine are competing for that buyer is something to consider. Real estate sells year round... people's lives don't stop so get it listed in the winter, be ready to move quickly to beat the spring glut of a ton of new listing competition.Great post Jeff Dowler, CRS that shows you know what it feels like to be in the seller's shoes with great empathy.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) 12 months ago

Selling a home can be stressful, and can certainly be a pain in the neck when you have to leave the house for the 3rd time in the same day. But these are great tips that will help get the home sold!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) 12 months ago

Congratulations on the featured post. I hope home sellers will read it

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 12 months ago

What a great presentation of concerns for sellers. You really deserved a feature for this one 😀

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 12 months ago

Jeff, again a great post with lots of wisdom!  

Posted by Gordon Crawford, Your Morris County Specialist! (Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team) 12 months ago

Jeff, you cover it all and share a lot of valuable information in your post for sellers. This could be made into a handout for your clients. It really is stressful to sell a home but, selecting the right agent makes all the difference. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) 12 months ago

Jeff I'm thinking about buying a house in your area so you can sell it for me! Great post. 

 

Posted by Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida (Haven Realty & Investments) 12 months ago

Very well written Jeff Dowler, CRS and could be  hand book for sellers. I am having a probkem with 1 seller inviting everyone who drives by inside.  

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 12 months ago

Good morning Jeff (:
Great resource for home sellers!
I love the "You May Be Thinking..." section - you are sure to align with many sellers with those questions.
Congratulations on the Feature!  And thank you for sharing

Posted by Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., Buy and Sell Real Estate with Confidence (Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC) 12 months ago

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS 

I've run into a couple of situations when showing homes and finding other buyers there, WITHOUT the agent (who had come by and let them it). Major violation. I always warn my sellers about unaccompanied buyers since it does happen.

I had an agent at one of my listing leave early to show other property and left her buyers there. I found out when I returned with my client's dog and found them still at the house.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Ugh Dörte Engel THAT'S not fun. I haven't had that issue but know a number of agents who had issues with squatters in vacant homes.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Thanks Lisa Friedman I appreciate you stopping by! Hope all is well.

Grant Schneider - it sure can be stressful, and discuptive, even when things go well. But worth it!!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Hi Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 

Thank you for such a nice compliment. You made some excellent points!! Getting the price right is key and you will know pretty fast if there is an issue these days. Our neighbors house just went live and I have another new listing next week - it's still a busy time even with the holidays!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Great points and when I did list homes I made sure that there was a lot of communication up front. That initial period can be anxiety provoking for sellers.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 12 months ago

Thanks Kat Palmiotti  I warn my sellers about the possibility of it being very busy. In one recent listing (occupied house) the seller was out of the house almost for 2 complete days because of all the showings!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

I hope so too Gita Bantwal 

Thanks so much for the kind words HULL ROBERT LOAN FIRM 

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Hi Lise Howe  - thank you for the compliment. I suspect just a few seller might be able to identify, as well as their agents!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Hi Gordon Crawford  Thank you!

Amanda S. Davidson  Why thank you. Ironic you should say that - I do have 2 checklists I share with sellers on this topic, one about being prepared for showings and the other about things to be aware of when going live on the MLS.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Jeff,

What a wonderful post, and you did a masterful thorough job in discussing the process.  The only thing I would add is for folks to hide their prescription drugs.  Recently, at an open house here in Goleta, the owners drugs were stolen, and they were quite expensive.  The agent reimbursed them.  A.

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 12 months ago

Hi Ben DeHaven  Let's do it - would love work with you!

Thanks for the kind words!!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Hi Scott Godzyk 

Thanks for the compliment. These issues have all come up in one way or another, either in my experience with sellers or stories I have heard.  I haven't knowingly had issues with a seller inviting people in.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Thank you Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed. 

Those are all questions I have heard from sellers, and even a few I had when we sold our own homes.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Hi Joe Pryor 

It definitely can be a tense time, more so in some cases than others. Getting through all the preparations can be difficult enough, and then...

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Jeff I know my mind would be racing with questions, but  I am sure a knowledgeable, experienced Realtor like yourself would be able to walk me off the ledge

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 12 months ago

Good morning, Jeff Dowler, CRS what a great job you did here.... every homeowner AND real estate agent would be wise to read every word of it...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 12 months ago

Hello Jeff - as others have commented, this post addresses the anxiety, the hopefulness and the questions that may be in the minds of a newly listed homeseller. Very complete. Very clear.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 12 months ago

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS, you've covered everything when it comes to getting ready for all the showings and offers. It is important for them to approve the MLS sheet before going live and seen by hundreds. 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 12 months ago

Thank you for that important point Ron and Alexandra Seigel  I cover that in my checklist.

I was at an open house a few years ago - I knew the agent well - and found out that a bottle of Viagra had been stolen, either during the pubic open house or the Broker Caravan! We hear stories about prescription drugs disappearing now and then.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

George Souto 

Ha ha. I would be happy to help!!

No doubt there are some homeowners who really do start feeling pretty stressed, especially with the normal daily routine being disrupted, kids, jobs, pets and more. And with lots of showings...which are a good thing provided offers result...it can get nuts.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Thanks for the kind words Barbara Todaro 

Hi Michael Jacobs I suspect this is not new information for many of us who list properties. But each seller, and listing situation, is different and there IS a lot to think about!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Jeff,  Here is a tip from one of our clients.  She has her seller fill out a prepared schedule of their activities, their kid's school times and  other activities on specified days, etc.  She puts the available for showing times  on the MLS for other agents.  Given that she specializes in luxury, she has to be there for the showings also.  This works really well for the whole family!   I think this would work for all involved in selling a home. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 12 months ago

A beautifully written and well-crafted message delivered here, Jeff Dowler, CRS ... one that is sure to help Sellers reach a swift and smooth CLOSED transaction.  Especially like that you included advice about asking questions and communication's importance ...

Congrats on the Feature!

Gene

Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) 12 months ago

Good afternoon Jeff Dowler, CRS,

Congratulations on a well deserved featured post!You did an outstanding job of outlining the process and proved why anyone in your area should be reaching out to you if they are thinking of listing their home.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 12 months ago

Hi Beth Atalay 

Reviewing the MLS listing with sellers is definitely important and something I do right away. Clearly that does not happen with many listings.

I also share the photos with sellers as soon as I get them from the photographer.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

That's a great tip - thank you for sharing so that we all can benefit. Many families I have worked with that have kids have a calendar they keep on the fridge so they are already into scheduling/planning mode. Great idea!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Hi Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi 

Thank you kindly. It's a tough time when you are getting ready to going live and then do so, and the communication and questions are sooo important, as they are with getting a loan.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Hopefully they have an awesome agent like you Jeff!  Way to cover all the bases!

 

Blessings and stay fired up!

 

Fergie

Posted by L. Scott Ferguson, Sunny Florida Real Estate Professional (Ask4Ferguson - Your House-SOLD Name in Real Estate) 12 months ago

Thanks for the kind words Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR . There's a lot for sellers to plan for and think about before the big day. And when they go live it can get pretty busy for them.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Hi Jeff! Great post and very detailed! Thanks for sharing this!

Posted by Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay (Golden Gate Sotheby's International) 12 months ago

How relevant this post is...We all know one thing for usre. Everyone involved is thinking...Agents land that thinking plane

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) 12 months ago

Thanks for the kind words L. Scott Ferguson 

Glad you enjoyed it Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070 Thanks for stopping by!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Jeff- this is excellent advice that all sellers should heed. Leaving so that buyers can view the home is of upmost importance.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 12 months ago

All great tips and advice for your sellers.  The unknown can be the scariest part!

Posted by Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs (Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA) 12 months ago

Great article Jeff Dowler, CRS . Putting ones home on the market requires a lot of the sellers, your advice is golden!

Posted by Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson, Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643 (Century 21 Doug Anderson) 12 months ago

Thanks for sharing: My takeaway;  

It’s important to not leave personal stuff lying around – money, checkbooks, jewelry, laptops, tablets, phones, bank and credit card statements, and small valuables, could prove overly tempting. Protect your identity by making sure any and all documents, financial statements, bills and similar records are safely secured and out of sight

 

Posted by Sham Reddy CRS, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) 12 months ago

Jeff, every agent should have a similar list to present to sellers.

Sellers should have the list handy and review daily.

This is a road-map to success.

Thanks for posting.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) 12 months ago

This is all good for a seller to know - and you should keep reminding them of some things. I'll never forget going into a house for a scheduled showing and finding that the occupant had cashed his paycheck - and left the money on the coffee table!

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 12 months ago

Great post Jeff!

Posted by Ricardo Mello, Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent (Manhattan Miami Real Estate) 12 months ago

Great post!  So thoughtful, Jeff;  it is such a stressful time for Seller's.  This is a very helpful guide of what to expect.  Keeping:)

Posted by Christina Steinhaus, Real Estate Agent serving the Palm Beaches (Coldwell Banker Residential Property) 12 months ago

Hi Richie Alan Naggar  - lots of thinking, and questions, and sometimes concerns from many sides.

Kathy Streib  - it certainly is not a good thing for the seller who might share things they wished they hadn't or that jeopardize their negotiations.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

I think that's a big part of it Francine Viola But it's pretty normal, I think, don't you?

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson 

So very true. I doubt many sellers will say it's a breeze and easy to do!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Thanks Sham Reddy . Glad you found it helpful!

Thank you kindly John Wiley . I suspect there are a number of things that sellers don't even think about. It's a good way for us to help them be successful.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Hi Marte Cliff 

Wow, that's quite a story. I have seen checkbooks and utility bills lying around, too. Sellers need to keep in mind that privacy is a primary concern when you have the public walking through the house. It's harder for some that simply live that way day to day.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Hi Ricardo Mello  - thank you for the compliment.

Christina Steinhaus  We certainly know from first hand experience, multiple times, as well as helping lots of clients and hearing their stories!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Hi Jeff: Even though I've been working this beat forever it seems, I am still laughing when I set-up sellers with my question.

I say: OK, this is a test. What do you do when a buyer shows up at your door and says they were just walking by the house and noticed the for sale sign, would it be OK for you to let them see it?

Almost every single seller, without fail, says, sure, come on in! LOL.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) 12 months ago

Ha ha, retty funny, and a great question Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents !

And so what do you say in response?

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

I’ve seen crazier clientele in my day but this is pretty interesting even so! Great blog topic!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 12 months ago

Jeff Dowler, CRS I think I would just say what was on my mind in the moment in the nicest, most diplomatic way possible. :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 12 months ago

Hi Laura Cerrano 

Being diplomatic is certainly important when delivering news and advice to sellers.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

Sage advice, Jeff. I love it when a seller listens to solid advice and lets the house got to market. It's rare that one like that lingers. On the other hand, if the seller is trying to micromanage and steer everything from his/her Lazy Boy, it can be challenging. 

Posted by Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) 12 months ago

Excellent advice! We just listed our home and have been going through what I've been putting sellers through for a long time.

Posted by Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida (Haven Realty & Investments) 11 months ago

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