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Sitting On The Fence Question

 Received this email this morning.

 

 "A neighbor told me that houses on her street are not selling. What are your thoughts?"

 

no sitting on fence 

 

This is someone who has been sitting on the fence for years whether to sell or stay in her home.

As you can see, they ask everyone seeking the "right" answer opinion. How would you answer?

 

 

 And my response:

Some houses sell in minutes some others don’t.

Depends on the property, the condition, the seller, the motivation, the pricing, the agent, the exposure, the inventory, the market, the advertising and more.

Not so sure the neighbor is the right expert to listen to.

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Comment balloon 14 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • June 01 2019 03:55PM

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Hello Margaret - when it comes to asking, there is no shortage of "opinions".  Be careful.  Ask questions.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 3 months ago

We know that there can be a combination of reasons as you state...and many Sellers don't want the answers.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 3 months ago

Good morning Margaret. Homes not selling? Call Margaret Rome to sell your home! Problem solved. That was easy and will get potential sellers off the fence. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 3 months ago

I like your response, Margaret.  Especially, "Some houses sell in minutes some others don't.  Your reasons are valid.  But, occasionally, there is that one house that has no rhyme or reason for not selling, and then all of a sudden receives multiple offers.  It's like the clouds part!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 3 months ago

Michael Jacobs For sure, there is not a shortage of opinions.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson So true...don't want to hear why it may not be selling.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

 

Thank you Wayne Martin for your vote of confidence.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat I seem to recognize this with my unique properties.

But, occasionally, there is that one house that has no rhyme or reason for not selling, and then all of a sudden receives multiple offers.  It's like the clouds part!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

It's amazing how many real estate experts are out there with observations about buying and selling homes. I also agree with Myrl Jeffcoat 's comment - so true. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 3 months ago

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

So many experts...Anyone who lives in a house is an expert at giving advice.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

Hi Margaret
Selling a home is akin to lining up the stars, isn't?  That's what good agents, like you, do.

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 3 months ago

 Carol Williams  Thank you!

 'like lining up the stars....

That's a good analogy!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland we have friends that have been 'thinking' of moving for years. It's kind of a game with all of us at this point. My guess is they'll stay put......it's all fine.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 3 months ago

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 My guess is this person may stay put. Constantly telling all the reasons to move.

And all the reasons why there is no place that would suit their needs to move.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

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