Picture this a family where some want to see the old home place sold or waterfront cottage find a new owner to use now that the parents are gone.The kids scattered around the blue and green marble but not all of them on the same page on the price to list, and whether to sell at all.
As a Maine real estate broker these situations are delicate, can be a dangerous one way gallop in to a box canyon. A total waste of time if the not everyone is on the same page. Or if some of the familiy members want to list with the price so high that it will not, can not hope to sell.
A personal representative has the power to wheel and deal and set the price, terms, conditions of a sale.
But if the sentiment is the powers to be in the family unit just don't want to sell, but are listing to appease the rest of the family to give the appearance of a sale, well guess who gets blamed for a lack of a sale?
The real estate broker did not do anything, that is the reason the property did not sell it is chimed, circulated.There are two reasons when it comes down to it why real estate does not sell.
Price the property listing way way too high if you really don't want to sell it. Have had older widows, widowers say I don't want to really move, not going to sell. I am going to die here. No more moves. But if you list for three, four times the value, a big nose bleed price with lots of zero places then I can shut the kids up who keep after me to list, sell, move closer to them since their mom, dad died. To make them feel better for me being all alone, them so far away and not able to check in.
I'm in the habit of not kinda, sorta listing and want the pricing, marketing to lead to sales. That's what I am hired for. That is how I get paid.