We have been dealing with real estate agents over the past five months and if I find that there has been one glaring frustration that absolutely makes me burn… it’s the lack of feedback regarding showings by the agents. Has anyone else experienced this problem? It’s so frustrating not to know “why/why not” when there’s a showing. Is it *that* difficult to reply and give owners some sort of answer if it’s just not the right home for someone?
Our house went on the market in April. Our agent has held many Open House events and texts me anytime an agent sets up a showing. We get feedback from her, which is extremely helpful since we now live three hours away and are unable to get back to do anything to assist with the sale of our home, but there are times when things still fall through the cracks. We do our best to keep in contact with people in the area with regards to the look of the house, but without physically being there, it’s just another point of contention if something needs to be vacuumed or cleaned or “freshened up” and we don’t know.
As of today, we’ve had 50+ official showings of our home in VA. The only bits of feedback we get comes in the form of things that cannot be changed, mainly that our backyard is “too small” or “not private enough”. We’ve painted, we’ve repaired, and we’ve gone so far as to find a friend who would bury the figurine of a saint in “the appropriate spot” so the house will sell. Unfortunately, that has not happened yet and I find myself stuck. I’m stuck trying to move on in our new life while still having a root left in the old one. While I believe that this move has been destined for us, I’m not sure how to manage the part over which I have no control… so I cook, or bake, or clean (laughably, but yet I attempt).
I am grateful for all the prayers that are being said for the sale of our home. It’s an amazing house and will be a fabulous home for someone… first floor master suite, three large bedrooms upstairs, lots of windows and extras, huge two+-car garage, wonderful kitchen and great “open concept” flow to the house. Want to see it? Here’s the link on Trulia. How could someone *not* want to buy it?
As my friend Joyce said, “I wish I could twitch my nose, like in Bewitched, and have it happen now”. From her lips to God’s ears… may the right buyer come along and recognize this place for what it is… the right place for them.