Selling Your Home - The Challenges of a Paranoid Seller

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC BK3064647

I affectionately call them paranoid sellers which may not be an accurate description at all.

Who are “they?”

  • They may be the sellers who will not allow an electronic lock box to be placed on their home.  
  • They may be the sellers who must have their real estate agent be present to “bird dog” any prospective buyers who view their home.
  • They may be the sellers who will not allow a sign to be placed out front because the neighbors may become nosy.

I am not exactly sure who “they” are but one thing I do know is…

“They” are not really interested in selling their home!

To sell your home it must be accessible to prospective buyers when they want to see it…even when you are going out of town for a long weekend!

Next weekend my out of town buyers will not be here or, if I am lucky, will have already placed an offer on a home we will see this Saturday!



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Gary L. Waters, Florida licensed real estate broker/owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Melbourne, Florida serving Florida's Space Coast including the cities and communities of Melbourne, Viera, Rockledge, Suntree, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and the surrounding region.

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The paranoid sellers I recently ran into with my buyers on a 100 degree day did allow a lockbox on their door, but required we call for a special code that I had to use AFTER inputting my own Sentrilock card code.  It didn't work.  My buyers were melting.  The listing agent gave me what for about how I didn't know how to use the lockbox.  Meanwhile, it was the wrong code.  (gasp)  I don't think we need layers of security to show homes.  It's ridiculous.  And because of the unpleasant experience of waiting twnety minutes in the heat to be let in to the home, despite the fact it was PERFECT for my buyers, it never made the cut.

July 01, 2012 11:49 AM
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Chris - I have never heard of that extra code being used...guess that would qualify as UP...ultra paranoid!

July 01, 2012 01:08 PM
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Gary- I remember staging a home for the sweetest lady who had been a Realtor about 40 years ago.  She began listing the restrictions she had for showing.... the curtain must be closed, she would stay to answer questions and provide imput, and her dog would be around as well.... I felt so sorry for the Realtor! 

July 01, 2012 07:39 PM
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Tammie White
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Not the sellers I want to work with, that's for sure. Whatever their reasons for doing these things, it will limit the possibility for a sale.

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Gary - This makes it difficult for all parties - the seller, the buyer and both agents.

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