Some sellers want showing feedback.
Some sellers don't care.
Personally? When I'm marketing a home for sale, I'm really only looking to answer ONE question:
Will there be an offer?
Not to sound arrogant, but I'm not interested in the other side's opinion of whether the home is overpriced, priced right, or underpriced. I've done that research going in, and if I've truly overpriced it, I know it, and I've made sure the seller already knew it.
If there's a condition issue, we went into the deal eyes wide open, so that's not a surprise either.
It's true, sometimes sellers don't want to believe what their listing agent tells them, and maybe hearing it from a few other agents might be just the ticket to getting the listing agent's concern to register.
But there's another risk with showing feedback and the reason we don't allow the automated feedback to go straight to the sellers:
We can argue that once a home is on the market, it's just a commodity.
But the reality is it's way more than just a commodity to the owners.
In some cases it's been there home for decades.
It's the home where their kids went from small to adults.
It's the place they put sweat into changing. Remodeling, landscaping, lots of dollars and lots of hours.
So when the feedback comes back and it's not favorable, it can sting.
The buyer's agent might think they're doing the seller a favor by speaking their version of the "truth", but chances are strong the seller isn't going to see it that way.
And that's just one potential source of drama from feedback.
We've had agents basically self-advertise in their feedback. "I sold the home on the same shared driveway and two more on their street, so I'll tell buyers about this one!".
Just a way of establishing they know the area?
Suggesting to the seller if you don't like your agent, I'm an expert?
Regardless, it's not something I want in front of our sellers, not because I'm insecure in our abilities or the relationship we have with our clients, but statements like the one above are just another source of potential drama.
So our practice? Any showing feedback provided to us gets summarized down to the essentials to be communicated to the sellers.
Less drama. Less stress. Still effective.
That's the goal.
Serving Greater Cincinnati home buyers and sellers,
Bill & Liz aka BLiz
Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas
The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747
William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109 Kentucky 77938
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