FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2-10-2014
Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty
BIGGEST HOME SELLER MISTAKES in Parkland Florida
Survey of 1,000 Real Estate Agents Reveals the Top Six Ways to Sabotage the Sale of Your Home
Parkland Florida: The most common reasons that a house will not sell in a good market are often well within the control of the home seller according to a recent survey by the ActiveRain online real estate community. In a poll of over 1,000 real estate agents, it was revealed that the top six ways home sellers turn potential home buyers away are:
- The home is overpriced
- It is difficult to set a showing time
- The seller is unwilling to depersonalize or de-clutter the home
- Unpleasant odors
- The seller is unwilling to negotiate with buyers
- The seller refuses to make repairs
Lea Plotkin, a local REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway Florida realty, confirms that these same findings hold true for homes in the Parkland Florida. “It is up to the agent to educate the seller on aspects of the home selling process that can instantly turn off a potential buyer,” stated Lea Plotkin. “However, some sellers get on the defensive when you point out pets, odors, and housekeeping, so it is a very fine line to walk!”
Lea Plotkin reflects on a time when we had a listing where they had had monkeys in separate area of the home . Even though the home had been empty of the animals for a while and prior to listing the home we went through what had to be accomplished to make this area of the home more palatable. When all was said and done…. It still had smell issues. This smell was more apparent on humid rainy days….. it still smelled of animal. When the seller was told that the buyers feedback was “they need to do some more cleaning of the “animal smell”, they were so offended and insulted they wanted to stop all showings.
“I wish stories like this weren’t common in my line of work. A good real estate agent spends plenty of time with their sellers before their house ever goes on the market to avoid these expensive mistakes. But it does not mean that the owners can discern the smells that prospective buyers are smelling. You do not see and feel your own clutter or smell.”
Infographic: Biggest Home Seller Mistakes
About :Lea Plotkin is a licensed REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty in Parkland Florida (www.parklandhome.com )and has been a member of the ActiveRain real estate community since 2011. Lea Plotkin is a part of the successful Lea Plotkin & Rubin Wites team specializing in the greater fort Lauderdale South Pam Beach area in the top ½ percent of all realtors nationwide for BHHS previously known as Prudential. They have been successfully helping clients Buyers, Sellers, Relocation, investors, short sale , and new construction and REO clients for over 36 years with unprecedented repeat client base.
The “Biggest Home Seller Mistakes” infographic was create by ActiveRain, an online community of real estate professionals .
Find the infographic at http://www.activerain.com/seller-mistakes.
The information from “Biggest Home Seller Mistakes” was compiled by surveying more than 1,000 members of the ActiveRain community. Real estate agents were asked to identify the top three mistakes sellers make that negatively impacts the sale of their home. The final voting breaks down as follows: – See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4309439/agent-media-kit-biggest-home-seller-mistakes#sthash.CuLByF5k.dpuf
Data provided by ActiveRain.com.
ActiveRain is an online community of real estate professionals who exchange best practices, write real estate blogs, and get free education from the industry and their peers.