This Might Be Driving Your Listing Agent Crazy

Celeste Huss
Published on July 2, 2016

This Might Be Driving Your Listing Agent Crazy

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If you’re a seller and you have an agent, they’re obviously going to be spending a lot of time with you and your home. You can develop a very close relationship with your listing agent, and while that may be a great thing it can also result in a few frustrating stand offs. So, let’s break down some common things that can make your listing agent’s job a little tougher than it needs to be.

Your home is a mess

Going back to how often your listing agent is going to be in your home, if it’s a mess it’ll be difficult to sell. If you want to give your agent the best possible chance at selling your home, it should be ready to show immediately if need be. If you have toys laying around and dishes in the sink and clothes thrown about, it won’t leave a great impression with potential buyers as they walk through.

If you are determined to get that home sold (which I assume you are) make daily cleaning a thing. If you stay on top of it daily even just 30 minutes at a time it’ll be more manageable. Before your home is listed make sure that you remove any additional clutter that isn’t essential to you living there. The more spacious you can make the home appear while maintaining its appeal the better your chances are at selling it quickly.

You’re there for the open house

Be involved with the home selling process by all means, but when you have an open house make sure you’re not there. People are coming to judge your house, in most instances people won’t be as relaxed and laid back as they need to be if the sellers are following them around. So take off and go spend some time with your kids or just go relax somewhere else and trust your agent.

You’re waiting for the best possible offer

Your interpretation of the best possible offer might be skewing your judgement. You might be in the ideal situation where you’re receiving multiple offers. However, if you try to push the envelope too far you might end up pushing all those potential buyers away. So striking a healthy balance between your asking price and the offers coming in will come down to listening to your listing agent.

 

You’re convinced your home is special

Your home will have a different amount of emotional value to you than it will to a prospective buyer. So try to separate yourself from the intangible qualities of the home that make it so special to you. Holding on to these special qualities and memories will make the process of selling the home a bit more difficult for your agent. Remember they see your home for what it is and you see it as something entirely different. Being aware of that will make this process easier for all parties involved.

Just relax and let your agent do their job. They understand how important the home is to you and their goal is to get you the value you deserve.

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