We Fell In Love With Our Home All Over Again!

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We Fell In Love With Our Home All Over Again!

 

A few weeks ago, through a referral,  I signed up a delightful young family to list and sell their home.  Baltimore Home in the Gardenville Neighborhood 21206                                                                                    

My questions were answered with affirmation.99 and 44/100% is Not Enough…Are You 100% Sure?

They wanted to be closer to work, they had a new baby and wanted a different school system, they wanted to sell, they wanted to use me.

Paperwork was all OK'ed, listing price agreed upon, photos were taken and a list of "to do" things were compiled.

It was not going active until a bit of deferred maintenance was completed.

That did not stop me from blogging the property, making the brochures, putting it the MLS with a TOM, Temporary Off the Market, status. This was to give them sufficient time to do the repairs.

A return call checking on their progress and to find out if they had been in contact with the various contractors. They had done almost everything on the list and had just finished washing the windows. Their home sparkled and I was pleased with their progress.

 

 

Heart HomeRome Realty

 

But hold on a minute!  Guess what happened? They decided NOT to sell at this time!!

 

fell in love with my house HomeRome Realty

We have heard of Buyer's remorse. We have heard of Seller's Remorse.

Now we have heard of Listing Remorse.

So what does one do?

You do the right thing for the client! 

I withdrew the listing and  explained about the phone calls, letters and postcards that would be arriving from other agents.

What agents, they asked? The ones that work expired and withdrawn listings.

 

 

They asked how they should respond to these phone calls and I said to tell them...

Margaret Rome is our REALTOR when we are ready to sell.

But right now...

We Fell In Love With Our Home All Over Again!

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Jack Mossman - The Nines Team in Stockton
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Margaret ... sorry for the lost listng, but I love stories that keep the focus on the client!  Stars for your crown and bravos for your ethics!

November 01, 2010 11:24 PM
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It frequently happens that the sellers are much happier with their staged home and wonder why they wanted to sell.  Most do, but you handles this well.

November 01, 2010 11:40 PM
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Margaret - what a shame, but it does happen. I know folks who fell in love again after their home was staged. Bet they will come back to you in the future - you did the right thing, of course.

Jeff

November 02, 2010 01:03 AM
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Cheryl Ritchie
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I did have this happen once. I worked with a prior client and got the house all cleaned up and cleaned out and staged perfectly....then the phone call came that she decided she wanted to keep it. We chuckled about it. I knew it would happen someday but I did not anticipate it would be her. After all that work, she was the BUYER to buy it back.

November 02, 2010 04:41 AM
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Cheryl, She was the buyer to buy it back.

Jeff, Always love hearing from you.

Christine,  Thanks for stopping by.

Jack, I am enjoying the crown...thank you.

Eileen, Thank you.

Jeff, It was the right thing to do. Maybe I might see you in Philly.

Vanna, For sure.

Dawn, They are a very special family.

Joan, Not a bummer..it is just not the right time for them.

Ben, Thanks for stopping by.

Gail, Always glad to see you.

Lise, Thanks for the kind words.

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