Overcoming the "Little" Obstacles

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Group Inc.

Nothing is harder on a seller that keeping the home SHOW READY at all times. How many times have sellers received a call asking if it was OK to show and they just happen to be sitting right outside the property. Hey, it has happened to all of us at one time or another.

This is especially more difficult when there are children in the home. A strategy of mine is that I ask permission from the parents to come up with a reward system for the kids. Selling a home is stressful on all. Get the kids involved in the process and watch how cooperative and motivated they become.

After we have had a  showing while giving feedback to my sellers I ask if the kids were SHOW READY... beds made, toys picked up, etc. If the kids have done their part I bring by some COLD STONE COUPONS and spring for some ice cream, my treat! http://www.fotolog.dk/archives/2004/08/index.html   http://recipestoday.com/resources/articles/reddye.htm   http://www.freemanriver.com/Activities/ice_cream_barrhead_westlock_fort_assiniboine.htm   

The majority of my clients have been extremely appreciative of this little bit of motivation for their little ones.

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Tina Howell
Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate
RE/MAX DFW Associates VI
Donna -- what a perfectl idea.  I recently had a wonderful client whose child was home sick from school.  Yet she willingly and happily packed the kids up and drove aimlessly for over an hour so the home could be shown!!!  I need to get some of those coldstone coupons to give out.  Thanks for the tip.
May 04, 2007 02:18 PM
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Donna Lueder
Meridian Idaho Real Estate
Integrity Group Inc.

Tina,

Good luck with it and let me know how it goes...

May 04, 2007 03:05 PM
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