One of the most important factors when selling your home is placement. If you are in the wrong price range, then you are not priced for success. If your home is not marketed well in a competitive market, buyers will not notice your home. A real estate agent who can guide you through the pricing process and has the marketing to back it up will get you a successful home sale.
Finally, many sellers in the expired listing category tend to get in their own way. Why? They have hired an agent before and had a negative experience. They start to believe that all real estate agents are the same. Negative experiences can follow home sellers. Even if a new agent gets a lot of new showings and activity for the home, a seller might rebel against the new opportunities. They may even start to say negative things about the buyers or the home itself.
This is a real challenge. However, it is always important to remain positive. In Norman Vincent Peale’s book, The Power of Positive Thinking, he says, “If you expect the best, you are given some strange kind of power to create conditions that produce the desired results.”
In other words, if you expect the worst, your home will fail to sell. Expectations and intentions are important to the home selling process. Figure out what you want, keep the negative emotions at bay, and hire the right agent to sell your home. Don’t self-sabotage the deal, let your agent get you to the closing table.
If you have any other questions about expired listings or the home selling process, give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you!