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Frustrated Seller Leaves This Note On The Door...

I'm with the Seller on this one.  Set the rules of the game.  Don't bug me if you're not serious.  However - the Seller better make sure they have the appropriate pricing strategy to go with it.

Dear Agents:

If your clients do not have a pre-approval letter, don’t ring the bell.

If they are just simply curious, don’t ring the bell.

If they are not ready to put in an offer, don’t ring the bell.

If they are looking for a colonial, a ranch or something unique, this is obviously a raised ranch, so don’t ring the bell.

If they are looking for bargain basement prices, fire sales or foreclosures – this ISN'T, so don’t ring the bell.

This is a busy household where we entertain often, we are not at your beck and call. 24 hours notice and structured appointments ARE required.

We have respectful chidren, so keep theirs in line with their hands in their pockets.

If your clients appreciate a quality home - PLEASE ring the bell.

Okay, it's NOT my listing.  Thanks goodness!  I showed the house yesterday to a prospective buyer.  Oh my!  We must have a frustrated seller on our hands. I was a little flabbergasted. 

I glanced at the listing sheet and noticed that the house has been on the market for 240 days.  The listing agent's remarks read "24 HOUR NOTICE, DO NOT LET CATS OUT, PLEASE REMOVE SHOES. OWNER VERY ANXIOUS TO SELL." Signs in the children's room next to the amazing lego display read "do not touch."

All appointments must be made directly with the listing agent and I suddenly remembered that when I had called the listing agent to schedule the showing she pleaded with me to let her know if I would be running late or would not be coming at all. 

I suppose this seller has had some bad experiences while the property has been on the maket and wants everybody to tow the line. And, we should!

I'm not sure how long that note has been on the front door, but I can certainly understand the seller's frustration. 

I can also understand that some buyers might actually be a little turned off and intimidated about doing business with this seller. 

So, I am just wondering now ....as funny as it is, or as serious as we should take this - do you think some things are better left unsaid?

 

 

 

 

About the Authors - Updated 2018

If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

Tony Marriott - Chief Executive Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

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WoW! That definitely sounds like a frustrated Seller! Poor thing! They must have been burned with crazy feedback! I showed a home once where the Showing Service let me know that the home backs up to a main road. If that is a problem... do not show.  I felt bad for the seller there too.

Posted by Patricia Chavez, CCIM, ABR, MRP (Keller Williams Heritage - KW Commercial) almost 9 years ago

It is not only frustrating for the sellers, it is frustruting for us agents who do our job and enter every detail in the MLS, only to hear agents who've shown our listings tell us their buyers were not interested in the property because it didn't have a pool? or they wanted one level living? 

I like that type of seller. 

 

Posted by Ellie Penaranda, Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co (239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty ) almost 9 years ago

I am very surprised the seller's agent would allow this sign to remain at the property.  Venting is one thing; however, turning people off during the process is counter-productiive

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) almost 9 years ago

While I am sympathetic with the seller ... they are selling their house ... and making all these concerns into issues is not the way to go about it.  One never knows what tips the emotional scale on a house ... it may be the wrong price, it may be the wrong style, it may be the wrong something else ... but they loved the willow tree in the backyard ... and everything else became "negotiable!"

Posted by Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton, The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton (The Nines Team At Keller Williams) almost 9 years ago

Patricia Chavez  I was remiss in the early days - just now catching up with comments from blog posts since day 1 - thanks for the comment - hope you are still in the 'Rain!  

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 4 years ago

Ellie Penaranda  I was remiss in the early days - just now catching up with comments from blog posts since day 1 - thanks for the comment - hope you are still in the 'Rain!  

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 4 years ago

Wallace  I was remiss in the early days - just now catching up with comments from blog posts since day 1 - thanks for the comment - hope you are still in the 'Rain!  

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 4 years ago

Jack  I was remiss in the early days - just now catching up with comments from blog posts since day 1 - thanks for the comment - hope you are still in the 'Rain!  

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 4 years ago

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Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

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