According To Sellers, Silence IsnT Always Golden’

W. Troy Swezey

When trying to sell a home, silence isnt always golden especially when youre expecting your real estate agent to call. In fact, its one of the leading complaints among sellers in the real estate market. Often times you find an agent who is more than willing to take on your listing, but once the relationship is made, the seller enjoys getting a call at least once a week.

A seller should establish with the agent up front the expectation that regular communication will occur. Even if its just to check-in, the seller will be more satisfied being kept in the loop.

Keeping the communication lines open between the two parties assures the seller that the agent is keeping them apprised of any and all offers. In addition, agents often provide valuable tips on why prospective buyers werent interested. Often times, an agent is privy to the buyers dislikes of the property. For instance this rooms too dark or the kitchen has a funny smell. This allows the agent to give the seller constructive feedback and offer important tips on how to make the home more attractive to future buyers.

If youre a seller and are not hearing from your broker, be sure to keep calling them until they get the message that you expect a regular update. If the broker doesnt return your calls, leave a message for your brokers office manager. The manager will see to it that your broker becomes more attentive to your listing.

Selling a home can be a lot of work and sometimes quite stressful. It is incumbent upon an agent to satisfy the sellers expectations of routine updates, this will ensure the possibility of future business not to mention a successful sale. Furthermore, as a seller you must demand the communication exchange between you and your agent. If both parties work in a cooperative effort, the selling experience will be more successful and enjoyable for both the agent and the seller involved.

About The Author

W. Troy Swezey is the author of “ACCORDING TO SELLERS, SILENCE ISNT ALWAYS GOLDEN’." As a Realtor at Century 21 Paul & Associates, he has helped many individuals with their real estate needs. Visit his web site to download his free e-book, “REAL ESTATE SECRETS EXPOSED.” or mail to:

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