Barb Szabo's Blog: February 2014

But No One Said It Was My Price!!!

This is something I sometimes hear from a seller and they don't always understand the meaning of the feedback. I know that across the country whether or not a showing agent will even give feedback is questionable. Everyone has their reasons but in Cleveland Ohio, feedback is alive and well.

This, however is not a post about whether or not an agent should give feedback. It's about what a seller's takeaway is when they receive it. More often than not, an agent will not comment on the price, at least in my experience, unless the feedback form specifically requests it. 

This is some of the feedback I have received on some of my listings over the years:

* the bedrooms are too small

* want a finished basement

* didn't like the corner lot

* too much updating

* too close to a relative

* didn't like the lot

* didn't like the floor plan

* too many personal pictures on the wall

* too much wallpaper

* odor in the house from smoking

* odor in the house from pets

* really wanted an attached garage

* really wanted a basement

* not open enough

* kitchen not big enough

* just started looking

* house too close to the neighbors
 
I could go on and on and on but the point is that price is rarely mentioned so you must read between the lines. They are giving reasons they are not interested....at the CURRENT LIST PRICE!
 
feedback and pricing
 
It's important to recognize that not every buyer who looks at your home is ready, willing and able to buy it, but if potential buyers are coming through your home and leaving feedback similar to the above, then it is likely the price that needs to be adjusted. On the other hand, if the feedback is something you can address, such as "needs paint and carpeting", then that too is a viable option and is something to be considered.

BARB SZABO

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Comment balloon 0 commentsBarb Szabo, CRS • February 25 2014 11:12AM
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