And then you have people come in and irritate you. Then there are realtors who irritate you even more. It’s like they have never shown a house before.
My realtor was great and went above and beyond for us.
Here are the top things I wish realtors would remember when they are selling houses. It should be a give of information, not a pull situation to get answers.
You are the expert. You deal with selling homes every day. I’m only selling one home, maybe my only time going through this process. I need you to guide me.
We are real people. We have jobs, families and actually live in our homes.
We live in our houses. We can’t have a house ready at a moments notice. We don’t have it show ready at a moments notice, especially if we have kids. We need some lead time to stage the house, so ask us how much time we need to have the house ready to show, an hour, a day, etc.
Watch your words. Feedback you provide is hurtful, so choose your words carefully. You can ruin a relationship with the words you use.
What are you doing to sell my house? When I don’t hear from you, I wonder what exactly you are doing to sell my house. If you don’t tell me, it seems like you are doing nothing.
Communicate with me and let me know what is going on with my house. On a weekly bi-weekly basis, let me know the stats on my house. Email me reports on my house and the traffic.
Be honest with me on what my house can sell for. I want it to sell while making some money. But let’s not over price it so it sits when I want it to sell. If I need to make changes to my house. Tell me right off, not 10 months into selling my house on things I need to change.
Explain. Explain. Explain! If things aren’t moving like you expect it to, tell me we need to reevaluate the price, change how the house looks, how to prep it for a showing.
Be a gladiator! Fight for me on the house I love. Guide me on what I need to do for next steps. You are the expert. I rely on what you say to make the magic happen to get my house sold.
Give me the 411 on how things will go down, how long things will take and if this is ‘normal’ or not.
I’m relying on you to make the magic happen to sell my house!