I talked with a real estate agent friend the other day and basically heard the story of how – for the second time now – she had lost a listing because of what happened when the home stager went to the property. (Different home stager each time, so I’m just saying – this is not the stuff of urban legend, it happens more than people might think.) How ironic is it that an earnest attempt to provide more value to a real estate client ends up alienating them instead?
Here are some thoughts on how to prevent this from happening.
Here’s a handy tool you can use when you’re calculating deadlines in your real estate transactions. It’s TimeandDate.com’s date calculator, which allows you to enter in a date, then choose a number of days, weeks, or months to add in order to come up with a final date. Here’s an example of what it looks like:
They also have a tool for determining the number of days between two dates – click here for that calculator, or on the image above for the future date calculator.
(Of course, keep in mind that ultimately you’re responsible for determining timelines correctly, regardless of what the calculator comes up with. :))