Having Your Home Listed Is A Major Pain In The Butt.

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843

Amanda and I had a listing appointment last week.  The sellers were a family of five, with three young children and two big dogs.  They had a lovely home, but you could certainly tell that they had young kids...  and dogs.  

After walking throught the home, we advised them to paint a few of the kid's rooms, and definitely have the carpets cleaned to help get rid of the pet odor.  

We discussed how the process works, and that our office would call them when a showing request came in.  We told them that they really needed to have their home ready to show on short notice so they wouldn't miss any opportunities.  

It was at that point that the wife said "Man.  Having your home listed is a major pain in the butt!"  (She didn't say butt, but I'm trying to be professional here.)  We all had a chuckle.  

It's true though.  Having your home listed is a major pain in the butt.  You need to keep it as clean as possible, and you need to be ready to pack up the kids and dogs on short notice.  

We have had some sellers say that they want 24 hour notice on showings.  That's fine, but the Fort Wayne real estate market is hot.  Buyers are buying, and they are buying quickly.  Just yesterday I set up a showing with two hours notice for one of my buyers followed by an offer to purchase.  

We aren't trying to tell you not to list and sell your home, we are just saying that yes...  it is a pain in the butt.  


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Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen with Century 21 Bradley

Amanda and Jared Christiansen are award winning Realtors with Century 21 Bradley Realty in Fort Wayne.


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David Burrows
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate
Classic Realty

You've done well in working with your selling clients. The fact is, it takes real commitment that is a pain in the behind! I have a one word definition for the word commitment. Simply put - Inconvenience. A commitment to sell will definitely come with a price. Most often, the price will be much more than bargained for - INCONVENIENCE!!!

August 05, 2012 10:32 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Associate Broker, Northern VA
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA

I don't think people realize what's REALLY involved until their agent is walking through the home and making notes with them of things to do to get show ready.  

August 05, 2012 11:19 AM
Jane Peters
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
Power Brokers Int'l

I cannot imagine having to pack up the kids, the dog, and cleaning up for all those showings.  But it has to be done.  Here though, with the lack of inventory, I think the owners could stay in bed for a tour.  Buyers are not going to mind one bit :)

August 05, 2012 01:04 PM
Eric Michael
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

Jared, a 24 hour notice isn't a HUGE deal, unless someone is scheduling homes for tomorrow. If the market is hot, like it is now, they'll skip that house. That doesn't help the home owners.

August 05, 2012 05:04 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio
RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com

Jared, We've had a conversation with several of our sellers and what they want isn't necessarily 24 hour notice but just prior day notice so they can arrange their work schedules appropriately.  Still, it's a hassle to have your home on the market unless the seller is one of the lucky ones that it gets done right out of the chute before all the showings gets tiresome.

August 06, 2012 03:39 AM

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