I recently received a call from a super sweet lady who was frustrated because her house had been on the market for thirty days. She and her family were starting to panic. This was her late mother-in-law’s home, and the family had worked long and hard preparing it to look nice for sale. The house was in a wonderful location, but potential buyers seemed to be walking away due to the confusing flow of the home. And, of course, no one wants to drop the price of their home, and 30 days is usually right around the mark for that.
As always, I listened attentively and asked a few questions. I asked about feedback from prospective buyers who were shown the home. Of course accurate pricing to be competitive is important, too, and they were good on that.
The house was lovely, in a well-sought after neighborhood, with a lot of great potential. It had a spacious great room with built-ins around the fireplace. The kitchen was updated, and there was fresh paint and carpet throughout the home. The bathrooms were average sized for the 1970s-era date of the home, yet were recently updated as well.
Hmmm, what exactly could it be that was turning away potential buyers? I began to study photographs of the home and continued talking talked further with the sellers. This is what I love. I love solving problems like this!
Being the creative and energetic person that she is, Patricia loves her family, her clients, and finding new and creative ways to "think outside the box." You may find her spending time with family, scouring antique stores, figure skating, talking to Alhzheimer's residents, camping, and being active in her church and community.
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