Selling your home? Tell a story.

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Real Estate Agent with Chinowth & Cohen Realtors License #142914

Selling your home? Tell a story.

A Realtor who kindly mentored me once told me that when I was writing about a listing, "Tell a story." I didn't get exactly what he meant until I started keeping up with what he was writing about his listings.

Home Seller's Journal

Now, I give my Sellers a questionnaire of sorts to fill out. What do you like most about your home? What will you miss most? What are your best memories here?

You would be surprised what Sellers write, and they do write from their hearts. I can write all day long about the hardwood floors, high ceilings and updated electrical. But, I don't know your house like you do.

Yes, Buyers will enjoy reading that your family picks 3 bushels of pecans from your pecan trees each spring or that a certain type of bird that you can see from your back patio visits each May. They'll enjoy knowing that family meetings were held in the kitchen where you could snack and debate and seat everyone involved. Out of state buyers will be relieved to know where you go when under a tornado watch.

Selling your home? Tell a story.

I also include information the new home owners will need such as which days the trash and recycle are picked up and where to vote, where the school bus stops and where the neighborhood association meets.

I think ONE key of attracting home buyers is making them feel welcome -- letting them SEE themselves living there, making memories similar to those you've enjoyed.

So, don't be afraid to get personal. Tell a story about your home for sale and your fond memories there.

Lori is a residential Realtor with Chinowth & Cohen Realtors serving the greater Tulsa area, and specializing in midtown Tulsa real estate. Please visit Lori’s web site, LoriCain.com or call 918-852-5036.

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What a neat idea, Lori! It makes perfect sense for the seller to provide the unique insight that would make a house a home, and it is a way to directly involve the seller with the marketing of their property.

July 05, 2010 03:57 PM
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Lori Cain
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Chinowth & Cohen Realtors

Thank you all for your lovely responses!  I hope it helps SELL your listings!!

July 05, 2010 11:58 PM
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Lori, Such a wonderful idea.  Thanks to you and your mentor for another great tool!  Enjoy your summer.  Gloria

July 07, 2010 09:31 AM
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Lori, I was hunting thru older blogs for some ideas and came across yours. I usually ask my sellers why they bought the home for the same reason you state here - it gives me a great idea on WHOM to market to, but I like the idea of giving them a form to fill out. The sellers usually like to know that a buyer is going to take care of their home as well as or better than they did and this would be one way to make them feel like that will happen. It probably would make a nice gift to the buyers, also to know how the home was used before! 

I've already created some forms with those type of questions on and plan to use that from here on out!

Thanks for a great post!

Sharon

July 08, 2010 03:24 PM
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Lori Cain
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Thanks, Gloria!

Sharon - I gave my Sellers the form to fill out at a Listing appointment last night. They said, "your home stager just told us to neutralize our home, and you're telling us to personalize it!"  We laughed about it. They understood. Good luck to you!

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