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Hill Country and Highland Lakes Real Estate Blog by Jeff Spears, 6 ' 7" Tall.
Partners in Real Estate

Listing your home for sale is a partnership with your Real Estate Broker. The mutual goal of presenting your property as the best it can be is critical for success.

Listing Brokers should provide very valuable services including market analysis for pricing and staging advice for maximum appeal in photos and for in-person visits. Your opinion also counts and can be very helpful. Your input of what you think most buyers would like is worth consideration.  Brokers are not perfect and sometimes need some suggestions to expand their own thinking. A good idea is for sellers to look online at their competition and see examples of what really appeals to them.

Please also consider how important it is to make your home comfortable for showings. For example, often second home owners do not want to run their AC when the home is not in use. No buyer enjoys looking at a home in unbearable heat. A setting of 82-84 degrees will provide relief in hot seasons and also really helps preserve the life of appliances. Keeping your home tidy is another example where your side of the partnership takes effort, but is well worth your time.

Deferred maintenance and repairs also require sellers to step up their effort in selling a home. Sellers naturally become comfortable with a lack of action in their own homes. Buyers will certainly view items in poor condition quite negatively.  Simple cleaning and changing of AC filters and touch up paint are good examples where a little effort goes a long way towards a quicker sell for a better price. If something is broken and sellers have let it slide, fixing it before listing is the only good choice. Sometimes you have to spend money to make money.

I’ll end as I started. Find a good partner in a Broker to sell your home. Just please remember you are an important partner as well.

Curious about any local real estate topics? Please submit questions by email at jeffbspears@gmail.com, or feel free to give me a call on my direct line at 325-248-4369.  

Jeff Spears is a Licensed Broker in the State of Texas.  Each Office of Keller Williams Realty is Independently Owned and Operated. If you have a contractual relationship with another Broker, this is not a solicitation for your business.

Posted: Saturday, July 9, 2016 11:38 AM by Jeff Spears


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