If a seller is serious about selling his house he wants to know what potential buyers think. He wants showing feedback which is why I set my Spring Texas home sellers up with a Centralized Showing Service.
In addition to scheduling showing appointments, the showing service will email the buyer’s real estate agent 4x requesting feedback on the showing. When the feedback is received the showing service will email both the seller and me with the feedback. The automated email request is effective at receiving feedback for about 70% of the showings.
But is there any value in the showing feedback? Yes, but not as much as I would like. Why?? Because the majority of the feedback is fluff. Blame it on the mothers of real estate agents who told them “If you can’t say something nice, ssh say nothing”. When I am representing clients as a buyer’s agent I am just as much to blame. I don’t have the heart to tell sellers their house is dirty, smells, is too cluttered, or the wall paint is too loud. Instead I will usually say “floor plan did not work” and move on with my work.
So how does a seller get valueable feedback? Hire a Realtor® who is not afraid to tell you the truth. A Realtor® who will help you stage your house and identify the things that need to be done to get your house sold.
One truthful opinion is good but how can a seller get more truthful opinions? My real estate broker, Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene Realtors, solution is to coordinate a weekly tour of the listings taken by its real estate agents. This service is one of the many reasons as to why I have chosen Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene to serve as my real estate broker. The agents in my office tour our listings and provide a no fluff only honest feedback to help our sellers get their houses sold.
We entrusted Jill Wente with the sale of our current home and purchase of a new home. From the beginning... read moreWe entrusted Jill Wente with the sale of our current home and purchase of a new home. From the beginning she was extremely up front and honest about exactly what we would need to do to get our house sold. We had an incredibly tight timeline, that she explained would be difficult to make - but she helped us make it happen and our house was under contract in 2 days! She had recommendations for all our home repair needs and they were all professional and fairly priced. She worked hard to really sell our offer for our new home - she was able to pull off the tight timeline, securing a rent back from our old house so we had time to move out, and a contingency for our new home. Definitely exceeded our expectations. She was so helpful along the way - as first time home sellers we really relied on her and we feel lucky to have worked with her! You will not regret working with Jill! read less