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It’s Your Cowlitz County Home Listing Expired?

Do you know the reasons?

Believe it or not at this time and age where there is a ton of all kind of available information all over the net, books, and news papers just to mention some sources, here in Cowlitz County for one reason or another, we still have some sellers that trust the first agent they run in to instead of interviewing more than one to compare services and unfortunately some of them are being mislead about how much their homes are worth.

I got a call from a seller about meeting with him to possibly list his home, after few questions he revealed to me that his home was previously listed but had expired and wanted me to get it back on the market. I did my research and a market analysis on the home and came to find out that the home was previously way over priced. I was nervous about how to approach the seller with the bad news without offending him. I decided to just be honest show him the numbers and go from there. After doing my listing presentation he looked a me, smile, and said if my other agent had explain all this to me my house may have been sold by now. Phew! What a relief. I listed the home and had it sold with in seven weeks.

Came to find out that the real estate agent never presented a market analysis or any other information explaining the price, he just told the home owner, "I think your home should sell for this much" and the seller trusted the agent. A real estate agent should be professional enough and have the knowledge to do his or her job right. By not doing a market analysis and explain in detail why or how the home is price the way it is, they are doing a disservice to their clients, local market and the real estate profession. For what ever reason this agent never took the time to do his/her job and mislead the seller about how much the home was really worth.  

If you are one of those unfortunate Cowlitz County home owners that had your home previously listed and never were explained the pricing process and how your home compared to the recently sold and competing listing give me a call or e-mail me, I will give you my honest opinion and let you know what can be done to get it sold in this tough market. Request a market analysis here.

Contact Cowlitz County real estate agent, Venancio Gonzalez a GRI, E-PRO Realtor®, with Windermere Real Estate Allen & Associates, 360 751 4001, list your home or to purchase a home in Longview, Kelso, Woodland, Kalama, Castle Rock, Toutle, Silver Lake and Cathlamet.

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Venancio Gonzalez - GRI, e-PRO Broker with Windermere Kelso/Longview, serving Longview, Kelso and surrounding Cowlitz County real estate markets. or (360) 751 4001.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsVenancio Gonzalez • July 19 2008 03:45PM