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Home Selling in 23451 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Nov 3, 2016
Dtalcox asked:
My property 3494 Holly rd show incorrect listing agent as Deb Smith, why does it not show the actual listing agent?
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Fri Feb 7, 2014
Kawain Payne answered:
Great question!

Part two would be: How do you tell sellers they have made a strange color choice?

I think in an effort to make their home shine, some sellers go way out. They paint and decorate the home in accord with their tastes as opposed to thinking of what buyers will like.


I guess this is better than sellers who refuse to clean up and remove clutter from their homes.

Kawain D. Payne, Realtor, Notary
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Seal Beach CA
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Sat Nov 16, 2013
Brian Kurtz answered:
People will definitely look up info on an agent before doing business with them. Whether they openly admit it or not, people are looking for someone that they Know/Like/Trust to help them in the most important purchase they'll make in their lives. Doing a little snooping is natural in such circumstances.

Some will look extensively once the find someone that they like. This is because they're actually "buying" the agent's services. Sales pros long ago learned that people do not look for reasons to buy something, weigh those out on a scale, and then make an informed decision. Instead, they do it the other way around 90% of the time. They decide to buy something and then look for reasons to justify the decision enough to cross an invisible line where they pull the trigger.

In the case of finding an agent, the natural process is to open ones eyes to who is out there by not just looking online but at local signs in front of houses, postcards they may have set aside, and other places. They might trip across a video on YouTube that an agent did, then watch a few more and start thinking that they'd like to work with that person.

Once the decision has been made that they want to work with "that agent" they start the snooping to justify the decision. They'll google them up and look at their website, their linkedin profile, their facebook profile, their activity on Trulia/Zillow/Realtor.com, basically anything that confirms that they were right in their decision. They more they start to "tie" to an agent, the less likely they are to abandon their decision, even if they come across one or two negative reviews of that agent's service or reputation online.

After all, everyone has a bad day and not every transaction is going to be perfect and grumpy people tend to post and rant online more than happy customers - right?
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Wed Nov 13, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Erin

You need to be a Realtor to post a home on Trulia, otherwise there are scams.

Good luck

Perry
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Wed Nov 13, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Your property needs a breather from the market for the holidays.

Re-list after January.

Its either, price / condition / location or all 3.

Goodluck.

Perry
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