By Dan Iampieri
10.) Price it higher than what your agent recommends.
9.) Make your home unavailable for showings.
8.) Sell it yourself.
7.) Display family pictures and religious items (Also, consider leaving delinquent IRS statements on coffee table).
6.) Leave your barking dog in a crate in the kitchen.
5.) Leave the toilet seats up.
4.) Smoke in the house (especially before the “Open House”).
3.) Stay for the “Open House” (after all, you can show it better than your agent).
2.) Stop paying your utility bill.
And the number one way not to sell a house….
1.) Don’t call me at 443-540-0018 and don’t visit me on the Web at www.YourMoveEasy.com
Dan Iampieri is a REALTOR® with WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Caton Properties in Ellicott City, Md. Social network with Dan at www.TheHouseMan.tv.
By Dan Iampieri
Real Estate Agent 1.0 takes any listing at any price and then spends their time working on a price reduction.
Real Estate Agent 2.0 prices listings at market value, only take saleable listing and always tell sellers the truth about price.
Real Estate Agent 1.0 has no marketing plan. Unless, it is a plan to put a sign in the yard and hope the local MLS sells the home?
Real Estate Agent 2.0 is all about action and is proactive. They follow a written marketing plan that emphasizes Internet exposure.
Real Estate Agent 1.0 charges whatever commission they can get.
Real Estate Agent 2.0 has a no-hassle menu of marketing options so sellers can choose the plan that fits their needs.
Real Estate Agent 1.0 still takes pictures of their listings themselves, and puts no more than a few low-quality photos on the Internet.
Real Estate Agent 2.0 uses the services of a professional photographer and has high-resolution photographs and gets a virtual tour. Continue reading »