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Frustrated sellers seeking information on home selling strategies, agent not giving all feedback from home showings, for sale by owner

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Old 09-27-2007, 06:30 AM
 
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I don't feel that I was saying I was inconvenienced. I know I have to have showings. It isn't as easy as packing up a few things and heading to a coffee shop for me, but I understand that is all part of selling a house.

My point was potential buyers who come in and have no intention of a purchasing a house. The reason I can judge about the particular buyers that came through my house, is because their agent told us that they aren't buying yet because they need to sell their house. To me, that was a big waste of everyone's time and yes that irks me.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:46 AM
 
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So why is your agent even showing these people your home if they can't even buy it now?? I agree, that would irk me too.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Ok, othere side of the coin. I was working with a client this summer. They were considering putting their house in the market and purchasing in a different area. They first wanted to see a couple of homes. Yes, we hit as many vacants as possible to get a feel. They decided that it was most likely what they wanted to do, and started getting their home ready to put on the market. While they were getting ready, they saw some listings that really wanted to see... not vacant. We went to look. Guess what, they fell in love with one, and figured out a way to buy it before putting their home on the market. You just never know......

Shelly
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Palm Coast, Fl
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jinxor, that is an entirely different senario then what the op was describing. The people coming to her home did have to sell their home and it wasn't listed. They were not ready to purchase at all.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Ok, othere side of the coin. I was working with a client this summer. They were considering putting their house in the market and purchasing in a different area. They first wanted to see a couple of homes. Yes, we hit as many vacants as possible to get a feel. They decided that it was most likely what they wanted to do, and started getting their home ready to put on the market. While they were getting ready, they saw some listings that really wanted to see... not vacant. We went to look. Guess what, they fell in love with one, and figured out a way to buy it before putting their home on the market. You just never know......

Shelly
There are posts like this at various real estate forums. The people that fall in love like this from what I'm seeing will either put an offer in with contingency to sell, the owner has the option to still show the house. This is a win situation as the seller doesn't lose time. If someone else comes along, the 1st buyers are given the option to take the contingency off or step aside. I've read at other places some chose to step aside while others did purchase, moved out, then listed their house. Some found it easier to prep the house once they were out. So far I haven't seen a post saying they regretted doing it.

One never knows.

I would be happy to show my house either way. It doesn't bother me but I don't have pets or small kids. I am disabled and while the house stays neat for the most part, the times we get calls is when the house is a mess. So far we've been able to show when called.
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