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Why We Didn't Show Your House This Weekend

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We spent the weekend showing houses with one of our buyer couples.  About 20 total over the course of Saturday and Sunday.  They didn't have overly stringent requirements other than preferring the home be in one of two school districts and under a certain price.

We screened out many homes as possibilities, the buyers drove the neighborhoods getting a feel for where they might like to live and got today's list to a manageable day's work.
Mostly new construction, and a few resales.

But one potential home needed to come off the list and here's why:  you and your agent aren't doing a good job representing your home to the public. 

You're advertised as a short sale, and that by itself wouldn't have taken you off our list.  The fact you're advertised "AS IS" and in need of TLC...also not a deal killer by itself.  The fact that all your room sizes say 0 x 0 isn't ideal, but not a show stopper.  The fact that you own a two story home but listed as 1.5 stories....well that doesn't help either, but from the picture it's obvious your home is two levels.  The fact that half the room photos are some type of funky circular fish eye view...well we could get "around" that.  The fact that you're priced abnormally low for the development and virtually screaming "this price is bait to get an offer so the bank will talk to me"....didn't kill off all hope by itself.  The fact that you're insisting all offers must be accompanied by a preapproval letter from the lender of your agent's choice?  We don't like that either....but if the house was right could probably tolerate that. 

The fact that your residential property disclosures required by Ohio law are struck through and "AS IS" written on them?  Well, yeah...THAT IS A PROBLEM!   You live there, you know the history, you need to give the buyer the history.  It's state law. It's not optional.

You're not bank owned YET, but if you and your listing agent don't make your home more appealing to the buying public FAST, it's just a matter of time.  Sorry if that seems harsh, but as the seller you need to KNOW how your home is being presented to the public. 
With literally hundreds of homes for sale competing with yours, there was nothing but reasons to NOT show your home.  Ask for a link to your MLS listing and see for yourself....before it's too late. 

Serving Warren County's residential real estate needs,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz

REALTORS(S) Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas

The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth & William Spear
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141 commentsLiz and Bill Spear • March 27 2011 09:12PM
Why We Didn't Show Your House This Weekend
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Why We Didn't Show Your House This Weekend We spent the weekend showing houses with one of our buyer couples. About 20 total over the course of Saturday and Sunday. They didn't have overly stringent requirements other than preferring the home be… more