Motivated Seller - But Not Really!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP

Every time I schedule showings I run across the same scenario. Under agent remarks (not viewable to the public) it says ..  "MOTIVATED SELLER or SELLER LOOKING AT ALL OFFERS! BONUS, HURRY."

One might assume with these aggressive flashes that seeing the home would be a no brainer!

 

Can You Say Wrong Answer Alex?

 

Time and time again sellers will deny a showing because:

A. The house isn't perfectly clean.

B. Somebody isn't feeling well.

C. They are waiting for a furniture delivery.

D. They are working on the house (roof, or some other repair).

E. The have friends or family over.

 

It's imperative that sellers realize that MOST agents do not reschedule a showing! Usually a buyer will pick something else and your house will be skipped over for good.

Most buyers agents and their buyers are happy to look past a crying baby, messy kids room or your visiting handy man. THEY JUST WANT TO SEE THE FLOOR-PLAN.

It's never a great idea to cancel a showing. The message is that you don't want to sell, at least not that day. Help your Listing Agent by allowing the home to show. Besides, you agreed to do it by signing the listing agreement.

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Greg Nino
, Houston area Realtor®.
Helping residential buyers, sellers and tenants 7 days a week.
Available @ 832-298-8555 

RE/MAX Compass (Formerly RE/MAX WHP)

www.GiveMeMyHomesValue.com

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Rainmaker
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Shirley Parks
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Homes
Sands Realty 210-414-0966
Hi Greg, I just came back and watched the video. That was hilarious. Can't stop laughing.
May 12, 2009 01:43 PM
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Or worse, the sellers do let you in and leave lingerie on the door knobs!

May 12, 2009 01:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Greg Nino
Houston, Texas
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP
Irene - Very funny!
May 12, 2009 03:10 PM
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Kristin Moran
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great points G.  this happened to me just last week, we were sitting in front of a house & CSS told us "please reschedule the showing for this weekend per the seller" WELL, my folks were in from Harlingen on a Thursday, were making a decision THAT DAY & they blew their chance.  So, there you have it. 

May 12, 2009 07:38 PM
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John Cannata
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Makes it a little difficuly if you do not have a seller that is flexible.

May 13, 2009 11:59 PM
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