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What’s a SELLER To Do?

 Asheville Cat is Upside Down but Hanging On!Asheville Real Estate Journal – “What’s a SELLER To Do?” Seller Solutions ~ Asheville Style


You probably have heard the quip,
“What’s a Mother To Do?”

Imagine a variation on that expression plus a whole other the level of frustration facing  today’s Sellers in a Buyers’ Market.

What’s a SELLER To Do?


Especially if, like our Asheville friend in the photo here,s/he is upside down and hanging on!?


We have been putting a great deal of thought into the strategies and tactics that effectively can offer possible seller solutions here in Asheville.


Of course there are more possibilities, but here are three we would like to offer...just for a start...please add yours in the comment section!



3 Steps A Seller Can Take to Expedite Solutions and Sell Properties in a Buyers' Market


1. Deeply Acknowledge the Real Estate Market Climate
 SELLERS face HIGH residential inventories & FIERCE Competition.

 Therefore, Sellers need to find and utilize ways to stand out from the crowd.


2. Recognize and Respond Appropriately to the Numbers:

 90 % of Buyers use Social Media and Web to Search for a Home.

 36 %  of Buyers found the actual home that they purchased online.

 93 % of online traffic comes from PAGE ONE Search Results.

 80% of SERIOUSLY LOOKING BUYERS come from less common phrases.   

 80% of sales are NOT made until the 5th - 12th contact.

3. Interview and Select a Web-Savvy REALTOR® . This professional not only understands the proven power of technology to address the “What’s a SELLER To Do” situation, but can demonstrate (IMPORTANT) that s/he  knows how to connect Sellers with Buyers and provide maximum exposure for the Seller via Active Rain and outreach to various social media.



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Too true. And their on-line photos need to look great too. Houses that look better than the competition and are priced at market value can still sell fast.

Posted by Sara Garden, MBA, HSE, HSR, APSD, Home Stager (Rocky Mountain Home Staging) almost 9 years ago


 I'm adding your suggestion, " Houses that look better than the competition and are priced at market value can still sell fast.." And I am adding it to the list with personal knowledge that your suggestion works has it has for a number of my listings.


janeAnne-It's important that Sellers certainly know the numbers and how to out their best features in front of as many people as possible this is where they need to connect with a extremely tech savvy Realtor.


Great photo!

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 almost 9 years ago


Excellent post, and I love the picture.  Cats really are expressive creatures, and they have the best anatomy to express with.  Have a great day. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 9 years ago

Lead the market don't follow it in pricing Mr and Mrs Seller. And the list of suggestions to make it shine, stand out from the herd that you the professional wearing the "R" provided, do them one by one pronto. Great blog post JaneAnne! I 'liked" it, like Mikey.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 9 years ago

JaneAnne- this all makes sense.  Sellers have to face today's market and the realities it brings.  Finding a Tech savvy Realtor is definitely a start. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 9 years ago

janeAnne, what an excellent analogy of sorts!  You have certainly offered sellers some very good food for thought in these turbulent real estate times...  And what an appropriate image -  WELL DONE!

You ARE the 'tech savvy' REALTOR® to go to in Asheville NC!!

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) almost 9 years ago

Hi janeAnne~

Love the winning attitude of your friend even though he is upside down and hanging on! Great post!

Best regards from Seattle,


Posted by Judi Boad (ACCURATE REALTY GROUP) almost 9 years ago

Is that your kitty making us smile today? I think I've seen this little feline in a video of yours...Good adviced too. Hope you're having a good Thursday in Asheville.  D

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 9 years ago

First off, Jane, let me say how adorable that picture of the cat is:-)   I also think your first point, "Deeply Acknowledge the Real Estate Market Climate."  I think that may be difficult for many sellers to do currently, because of the decline in home values.  BUT it is vitally important!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 9 years ago

Dear JaneAnne - TOO cute!!  Great points....did you enter it into the contest?  I think there is that section also....  I *suggested* it forward in hopes that it helps others...  Thanks for your post.

Posted by Pam Hills, ASP/IAHSP- Stager Miami, FL, Creative Minds Innovatively At Work (Innovative Artistry) almost 9 years ago

Hi janeAnne!   Good points for home Sellers and the numbers bring it home.   BTW, Beautiful Kitty...

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 9 years ago

I enjoyed the statistics in your post today, I think I may have learned something. The power of an online presence needs to be cultivated. Thanks JaneAnne

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366) almost 9 years ago

Adrian~ Your advice to SELLERS is noted and I second it, " features in front of as many people as possible this is where they need to connect with a extremely tech savvy Realtor."

Ron and Alexandra~ - photo of Frankie has story behind it..(=^:^=)

Andy~ Stand out from the herd, as you suggest...and be HEARD!

Kathy~ "FACING today's real estate realities is not always easy for SELLERS as you suggest...
but, also as you IS a start!


Pamela~ Always a challenge ...but especially so for SELLERS in NC and all across the USA today...

Judi~ Some day I hope to tell you the story of Frankie the Vocalizer, the Cat who found me...

Debb~ Yes ...Frankie...(=^:^=)...holding on for his life...


janeAnne, gotta love the kitty!  Good advice, too.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Outstanding post janeAnne. Problem solving is such a challenge when it comes to doing business. Just when you find what works, something new comes along!

I love the kitty too!

Have a great day!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 9 years ago

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