When you sell a Knoxville home, things can be stressful and you may be worried if you’re doing it right.
You worry about if you’ve priced it right. You worry if you picked the right agent. You worry when it will sell. And, you worry if you’ll walk away with as much cash as you’d hoped.
A vast majority of sellers aren’t in the business of selling a home every day. The combination of the stress and lack of knowledge can sometimes cause sellers to be a bit batty, which can lead sellers to do things that can drive realtors nuts.
Here are 4 things Knoxville sellers do that make realtors cringe.
When a seller lives like a slob in the process of selling their home, it can really hinder a seller’s ability to sell a home. This is one thing that absolutely drives realtors up the wall.
Clean homes tend to sell much better than those that are a hot mess. It can be astounding when a seller fails to keep their house clean for showings. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink, clothes all over the floor, and junk all over the counter, can make a bad impression on a buyer.
For a realtor, it can feel like a seller is making absolutely no effort to sell their home and it can be frustrating. Ultimately, when a home doesn’t sell, some sellers will look to a realtor for why it hasn’t sold. Unfortunately, when a home hasn’t been kept in good condition, it won’t sell for as much as it could.
Realtors get it, you love your home. It’s filled with fond memories and you take pride in what you’ve done to it.
Still, that doesn’t mean all of that allows you to set an unrealistic price and argue that your realtor knows nothing on price. You made the decision to hire a realtor to sell your home. Let them do their job and part of their job is helping your price your home properly.
You’ll drive a realtor nuts if you won’t hear them out. They’re in the business of selling homes and they know the market. Before you go on a tangent about why your home is worth more, give your realtor a chance to explain their reasoning and be sure to listen. They can provide you with comparable properties that have recently sold or that are for sale in your area.
There can be nothing worst than having a seller who thinks they know more about the market than their agent.
Showings are essential to selling your Knoxville home. Without them, no buyer can fall in love with your house.
When a seller is difficult about showings, it can make a realtor’s job even harder. Sellers who require 24 hours notice for showings or those that refuse or cancel showings can make things even more difficult. In addition, when a seller is difficult about showings it make a bad first impression on buyers.
A realtor cannot help you sell your home unless you let buyers in for showings. It can take a bit of flexibility on the part of a seller, but it’s imperative to selling a home.
When some sellers get stressed or worried, they can be a real pain to their realtor. If you call, text, or email ten minutes after every showing or call your realtor at all hours of the day, you will drive your realtor nuts.
Every realtor understands the importance of keeping a seller informed throughout the process. Still, that doesn’t mean you need to drive your realtor nuts with constant phone calls and emails.
Just keep in mind, every realtor has other clients and a personal life. Just because they’re selling your home and you’re thinking about it 24/7, that doesn’t mean they are. Every realtor wants to get your home sold just as badly as you do. Still, it doesn’t give you the authority to bother your realtor for no good reason.
Are you thinking about selling your Knoxville home this year? Please let us know if there is anyway that Knoxville Home Team can assist you. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at [email protected]. Kati can be reached at [email protected] or at 865-696-1888.
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