So You Tried to Sell Your Maryland Home and Weren’t Successful … What Now?

So You Tried to Sell Your Maryland Home and Weren’t Successful … What Now?  If you recently tried to sell your home, you know how much work it is.  Getting it ready – all of the maintenance you’ve been meaning to get to for years.  Packing up clutter.  Deep cleaning.  It’s not an easy undertaking!  Then keeping it on the market – even more work!  Keeping it in top-notch shape day in and day out for days, weeks, months.  It can feel never ending.  And the roller coaster of showings – rushing to get things ready, waiting to hear what the Buyer thought, just to find out that they were not interested.

It’s tough stuff.  It’s been said that buying or selling a home is one of the three most stressful events in a person’s life.  And since you just tried it, you would probably agree.  But if you did everything right, and your home didn’t sell, what happened?  Why didn’t your home sell?  And what’s the next step?

Too often, the answer I get when I ask people in this situation why they think their home didn’t sell has to do with the Agent they chose at the outset.  Maybe they feel that their Agent didn’t do anything – no ad, no Open House, no postcards, no flyers.  Maybe they were frustrated because they realized too late that they were working with a part-time Agent who was really unavailable for forty or more hours a week as they worked their “real” job.

When you’ve tried to sell your house unsuccessfully, it is doubly important to choose an Agent who knows the market, and knows how to get homes sold. You may want to evaluate whether your original Agent paid attention when you explained what your specific needs and expectations were.  Also – did your Agent work with you to create a marketing plan that took those needs into account?   Did that Agent have an understanding of the market, and did your Market Analysis include Active Listings (properties currently listed for sale) as well as the Absorption Rate for your neighborhood?  Did your Agent update you periodically with new information about competing properties, and help you react to changes in the market as needed?

At The McIntyre Team, we do all of that for our Sellers, and so much more.  We provide our Sellers with an Absorption Rate, so they have an understanding of how long it is taking to sell homes in their own neighborhood.  We make sure our Market Analysis is robust, including competitive properties currently listed for sale.  We communicate with our Sellers at least once each week to inform them of our current activities to market their home.  And we provide each Seller with a secure website where they can log in to see Buyer feedback.

Most importantly, our relationship begins with one simple question – what matters most to you?  We believe that in order to help you accomplish your goals, we need to understand them.  And then, once we know where it is that you want to go, we’ll do our best to help you get there.

So if you’ve tried selling your Maryland Home and were not successful, we believe the first step is to give us a call at 410-480-3555.  Let’s get together, and get this done right.

-Tim McIntyre, Realtor Howard County, Carroll County, Baltimore County For more information about So You Tried to Sell Your Maryland Home and Weren’t Successful … What Now?, fill out the form below. We're happy to answer your questions! [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

So You Tried to Sell Your Maryland Home and Weren’t Successful … What Now? 2012-09-05 18:07:21

Tim McIntyre, GRI, Ellicott City Realtor, Catonsville Realtor

Helping Clients Buy, Sell and Invest in Howard County, Carroll County and Baltimore County for more than 25 years.  410-480-3555

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