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3 Reasons why your Main Line home might not be selling!

I showed a home yesterday to some investor clients who are looking for a home to flip. We thought we had found a good contender and made an appointment to show the home. We got rejected because the agent could not meet us at the time we asked for, not sure why the agent had to be there, as the home was priced in the low 600's.

Strike 1, make your home easy to show!

Then I get an email from the agent, he is away at the moment, can we do later in the afternoon when he was going to have an open house. OK, no problem, we adjusted our plans and agreed.

Well it all be came clear when we visited why the agent needed to be there. The home is described as a 4 bedroom 3 bath home. Location was great as I said, and there was room for a flip as the comps supported some upgrades and a resale. So our hopes were upbeat.

We look through the home, where we are met by the agent who does not stop talking.

Strike 2 buyers prefer to see a home without being watched and free to discuss their options without constantly being told what they can do and how to do it!

We find the rooms small and the house choppy, but everything is going well. We move to the bedrooms but can only count 3 bedrooms, so we return to the agent who is now sitting in an office, no closet, open to the kitchen but which has a full bathroom adjacent. Oh yes, this is a bedroom he tells us. It has an en suite bathroom, and although there is no closet there used to be one, but the sellers used the space in the kitchen for a refrigerator. The large opening to the kitchen was easy to be closed up returning this room to a bedroom, although there was no closet.

Strike 3 have your home described accurately and priced accurately or it will not sell!

If you want your home marketed correctly, contact Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Nick Vandekar, Selling the Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email, website

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Comment balloon 6 commentsNick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 • August 01 2018 01:15PM


Hi Nick... thankfully, the listing agent coming along on a showing appointment is a true rarity here in Charlotte. In 20 years it's not happened for me yet and I've never had a seller ask me to accompany. And, of course, with regard to your second point, if no listing agent was around to muck up the works, this wouldn't be an issue! For me, having a listing agent around during a showing is not too difference from having the seller hovering around "trying to help."

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) about 1 year ago


All three reasons make a lot of sense.  These days many home have video surveillance, and the buyers and agent are being watched.  Here in our area, listing agents are at the showings, and they stay out of the way and don't watch or hover.  Sellers require it.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 1 year ago

It really annoys me when agents do not have a lock box on properties Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543  In fact tomorrow I am getting my new blue tooth boxes and e key on my phone ..I know I am late ...

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

And, reason number four:  You didn't list with Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 1 year ago

Nick & Trudy, I agree with all three points and must agree with Gabe Sanders  he is spot on, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 1 year ago

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - You make perfect sense. Nobody wants to have someone looking over their shoulders. Even when I'm in a store, if a sales person suddenly appears an moves in my every direction, I'm ready to leave immediately.

You always provide great advice. Wishing you the best always!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 1 year ago

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