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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Home Seller Tips: If I list with you can you guarantee you will sell my house?

Prospective Seller:  If I list with you can you guarantee you will sell my house?
Me:  No.

I know there are some real estate agents who make guarantees that if they can't sell, they will buy your home. Without disparaging their words or questioning motives let me just say examine the details. 

Guarantees have a gimmicky ring to them.  There is almost always a catch.  Ever listen to the car sales pitch on the radio or TV?  The announcer sure speaks quickly at the end of the commercial as they have to get the truth in lending "i's" dotted and "t's" crossed.

As for selling your home I can't make promises of what will happen in the future. 

The title question is one that many real estate agents, including myself, commonly face during a listing appointment.

And it is a fair question.

There are so many factors that go into whether a property will sell and at what price.

Just some of these include things like
  • competition, 
  • current condition of the home, 
  • preparation, 
  • accessibility and ease of showing (can't sell if you can't see it),
  • motivation of the seller (if you really do not want to sell then there is nothing I or anyone can do to succeed).
So while I can't guarantee to sell your home and at what price I can make this guarantee:
"I will give the best service possible utilizing every skill I have at my disposal to provide the agreed upon results."
What will we "agree upon?"  A listing price and estimated sale price that will meet your needs, goals and time line.

Still, one timeless truth remains....

Thinking about selling your Melbourne, Florida home?  

Call me at 321-693-3850 if I can help in any way.  Request a free, no obligation market analysis.

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