To sell or not to sell….

Yesterday, a nice couple came to an Open House I was holding for a client. They explained that they loved the house, but they needed to sell their home in Chelsea before buying. When I asked them if their house was on the market, they said, “not yet.” They are in the process of trying to get it ready to sell. It apparently needs new carpeting, but they had decided to tell prospective buyers that they will replace it. They went on to say that, due to what they hear in the news, they’re thinking that it may be wise to wait a year or two to sell.

I explained to them that homes in Shelby County really are selling. There is no room for homes in poor condition or errors in pricing, I said. So I suggested that they go ahead and replace that carpeting now, clear the clutter, and make certain the price is right. I wished them the best of luck. I hope they take my advice to heart. There is nothing more frustrating than to have your house for sale for months and months. A quick sale is still possible, even in this market.


About David Black

Colleen and David Black love what they do, and that's helping people who want to buy or sell homes in the Birmingham and Shelby Co. area achieve their dreams...

Posted on March 17, 2008, in Real Estate, Shelby Co. General. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Its worth pointing out but it is up to the seller to take this advise on board.

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