As an agent representing the seller, I believe it's important to find out what are the most important objectives for my client. Once those objectives are determined, then I'm able to create a selling strategy that meet their goals.
Once I take the listing to sell my client's home, the first question I'd ask them is, "How soon do you want to sell your home?"
Of course, nine times out of ten, the seller would say, "As soon as possible."
In my over a decade of experience, I've learned there are proven reasons that would keep a property from selling quickly.
Here are three reasons why a house doesn't sell:
1. Condition of the Home - Here's a proven fact, how you live and how you market your home are two entirely different looks. Once I'm hired to represent my client to sell their home, I literally would do a room-by-room walk through with my client. I would ask them to bring a note pad as we go through the staging process of each room. We would work on the curb appeal and the exterior of the home as well. Learn more about how to get your home ready to sell here.
2. Price - There's a direct correlation in how a property is priced and how long it would sit on the market. I advise them of the 3-tiered pricing principles that work in any real estate market. Once informed, my client would ultimately decide on the pricing of the home as I give them the market data. The how long it sits on the market would be a consequence of the 3-tiered pricing principles.
3. Agent - Once an agent takes a listing, there's a whole lot more that goes on behind the scene than just putting the sign in the front yard and posting the listing on the multiple listing service (MLS). I believe it makes a difference when your property is represented by a competent, professional, and experienced agent. You could literally see the difference when you view listings on Zillow or any other sites, couldn't you?
For a FREE, no-obligation listing evaluation of your home, please contact me.
I’m a phone call away. For any real estate questions, please do call or text me at 707-567-1049 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I don’t take your trust lightly. It would be my honor to serve you and your family.
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About the Author
Kasama Lee is an award-winning Realtor® and a community contributor specializing in the Napa and Solano Counties.
Kasama and her husband, Barton, are raising their two boys in American Canyon and have been residents since 2002. They’re proud to contribute as residents of this warm, friendly and supportive community.