While your Boston condo for sale is on the market you may get feedback from the buyers and agents who have toured your Beacon Hill home. Most of the feedback will be from people who will not buy your condominium. Most of the people who do not buy the condo have a reason for not buying it. Sometimes they share it but often we don’t know the real reason. It is safe to say that most Boston Beacon Hill condos for sale are not for everyone.
Knowing why your Boston condo isn’t right for a particular buyer is of limited value but most homeowners want that kind of information. I don’t see the harm in it but keep it in context. The people who love the condo will make an offer. The people who do not make an offer will leave feedback about why your home isn’t for them.
Don’t take the feedback too seriously unless maybe there is a pattern. If several people suggest that the house smells bad that is an actionable item that can be corrected. Usually, it doesn’t work that way.
Buyers will say that the bedrooms are too small or that they don’t like the way the kitchen is finished. Since there usually isn’t any way to make rooms larger and is impractical the information reinforces the idea that not all Beacon Hill condo isn’t for everyone.
The goal is to get an offer, not great feedback. Selecting a Boston condo to purchase is personal but the comments should not be taken personally.
Some homeowners want as much feedback as they can get and others don’t even want to see it. The buyer’s agents are representing the buyer, not the homeowner. They are not required to leave feedback and trust me when I say in some cases it is better if they don’t.
If there are 10 pieces of feedback there might be one little nugget that is helpful and I do mean “might be”. I have seen some crazy and strange comments. They remind me that often homebuyers don’t know a lot about houses and sometimes their agents don’t either.
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Beacon condo sellers just love to get feedback from the buyers who tour their condominium but unfortunately it doesn’t always happen. When I do a Beacon Hill property showing I don’t always get feedback from the agents who showed my listings and sometimes I give little or no feedback after I do a showing for a buyer.
Downtown Boston real estate agents who show a home for sale are generally representing the buyer. They do not have a contract with the seller or really any obligation to the seller other than to turn off the lights and lock the doors when they are done. When I give provide feedback to a Boston condo seller I will never say anything that will weaken my buyers position. Usually it isn’t in my own best interest to comment on the price of to give a price opinion.
When I represent home sellers I never guarantee the seller that there will be feedback from each showing because that isn’t something I can control. I instead tell the sellers that I have a system for collecting feedback and I follow through and ask agents for it but I can not guarantee that I will get it. Much of the feedback collected is useless but sometimes we learn from the feedback and can make changes that help sell the Beacon Hill home
Sellers need to understand that if buyers love your home and want to buy it or are thinking of buying it the agent will generally give feedback or contact your agent and chat. If there is no feedback generally the agent and buyer have moved onto the next property.
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