FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 27, 2014
Mexican Beach Bum/Mexican Beach Homes
602-539-3124 or 602-399-7141
BIGGEST HOME SELLER MISTAKES
Survey of 1,000 Real Estate Agents Reveals the Top Six Ways to Sabotage the Sale of Your Home
Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point: 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
Robin Miller, a local REALTOR® with Mexican Beach Homes, confirms that these same findings hold true for homes in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point Mexico. “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 Robin. “However, some sellers get on the defensive when you point out their unreasonable price expectations, pets, odors, housekeeping, and other conditions, so it is a very fine line to walk!”
Robin reflects on a time when several owners had purchased vacation/investment properties at the height of the market, counting on the rental income to offset the expenses plus making a profit, were blindsided when the 2008 financial crisis hit. Prices started to plummet, buyers and renters were rare, and sellers were reluctant to price reductions to match the market. Real Estate professionals have the education to understand current market conditions. It is their job to share the truth with the sellers. Often sellers do not listen to the advice of the professional and want to wait until the market picks up, which it always does, in time. But by that time, several owners had lost their properties due to their reluctance, a costly mistake. Now that the market is on the rise again, sellers can only look back and wish they listened to the advice of their Rocky Point Real Estate Professional.
“I wish stories like this weren’t common in my line of work. A good agent needs to spend quality time with their sellers before their house ever goes on the market to help avoid these expensive mistakes. They will have peace of mind that they educated their seller and performed their job.
Infographic: Biggest Home Seller Mistakes
Robin Miller, “Mexican Beach Bum is a Sonora licensed REALTOR® with Mexican Beach Homes in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico (www.mexicanbeachbum.com) and has been a member of the ActiveRain real estate community since 2010. As a member of AMPI (Mexico’s Real Estate Association) Robin represents buyers and sellers for homes and condos at the beach in both Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point and Puerto Vallarta Mexico. firstname.lastname@example.org
The “Biggest Home Seller Mistakes” infographic was create by ActiveRain, 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. Find the infographic at http://www.activerain.com/seller-mistakes.
I am Robin Miller, the “Mexican Beach Bum”. Broker-Owner of Mexican Beach Homes.
I have been in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 8 years, assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point.
As a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents, and a member of NAR, the U.S. National Association of Realtors®, and with access to the MLS, I am qualified to represent buyers as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home.
It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction. AMPI members and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.
In Mexico, I have authority to pay ANYONE finders fees upon a closed transaction.
Ask me for a FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.
Skype ID: robinmiller999
Office: (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell: 011-521-638-116-1497