What happens when I sell my home? Question #2 Showing Feedback. When a seller puts their home up for sale the majority of sellers want some feedback after showings. More often then not, they will not get it.
I like to warn all sellers that buyers will provide feedback thru their agents. If an agent chooses to pass it on to us it is completely up to them…unless the buyer has requested the feedback be sent/given or of course the best feedback of all would be an offer.
I have setup showing services before where they request feedback with mixed results. I will also call agents for feedback and also received mixed results.
But when you do receive feedback, you need to be prepared. It might not be what you really wanted to hear. The hardest part for a seller is to listen with open ears and an open mind. What a buyer tells you needs to be thought about and taken into consideration, not quickly dismissed.
You will hear comments on everything from pricing, location, cleanliness, style, color and of course how its decorated. That is why it is soooo important to listen to your agent. Clean and declutter your home before it goes on the market. Neutralize the home colors and decorating. Take care of your animals and their smells. Take care of everything you can control.
Your goal is to be the home they love not the one they are laughing about and sharing to their friends as the “pink house” or the “cat house” or the “1970’s home” or the “Brady bunch house” I’m sure you understand what I’m saying.
If you get feedback, great! Take it with a grain of salt, listen to it and know that feedback will not always be kind. If you do not get feedback its not your agents fault. We ask, we beg and we hunt down the buyers agents but ultimately if they do not provide it we can’t force them to. Try to relax, price your house right and keep it clean.