Sept. 27, 2018
When you’re just getting into your interesting real estate themed show marathon, you may start going into the realm of thinking everything you see on TV is pretty much how it works in real life, right? Well not really...
The Truth Behind The Myths:
Myth #1: Home Buyers look at 3 homes and decide to purchase one out of the 3.
Truth: Some buyers fall in love at first sight but according to the National Association of Realtors, the average homebuyer looks at 10 homes before deciding anything.
Myth #2: Houses that the buyers are looking at are still listed for sale.
Truth: Not really... everything is staged for television. Many of the homes being shown on the shows are usually sold or are off the market.
Myth #3: The home buyers haven’t made a decision to purchase yet.
Truth: Since there is no way to show the full buying process in a short 30-minute show, TV producers often choose people who are further along in the process and have already chosen a home to buy.
Myth #4: If you list your home for sale, it will ALWAYS sell at the open house.
Truth: This is definitely a myth! Well of course, this would be great! Open houses are very important when guaranteeing the most exposure to buyers in your area, but are only a PIECE of the overall marketing of your home. But keep in mind that many homes are sold during the regular listing appointments too.
Myth #5: Homeowners decide to sell their homes after a 5-minute conversation.
Truth: Not quite.. this is similar to the buyers shown on the shows where many of the sellers have already spent many hours deciding whether or not to list their homes and move on with their lives/goals.
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