Are You Going Insane in the Richmond VA Real Estate Market?

Are You Going Insane in the Richmond VA Real Estate Market?

Are You Going Insane in the Richmond VA Real Estate Market?Long before I was a licensed Richmond VA Realtor my husband and I sold a property in Pennsylvania. We had selected our real estate agent based on a recommendation from a friend and after we had interviewed them. Their numbers impressed us and we signed a listing agreement for three months. When the listing period came up after very few showings and minimal communication from the agent, we decided to list with another Realtor. Why didn't we list with the same agent? They were not getting the job done. Every day we sat on the market was another dollar lost and we knew all too well the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. This quote IS from Einstein after-all! So are you going insane in the Richmond VA real estate market? Has your property not sold and yet you keep listing with the same agent? If so, you need to know you deserve more! I often hear sellers say they feel an obligation to the agent they first selected. While I can appreciate that, the real obligation is to yourself. Although it may sound cliche by now, this IS likely the biggest investment you have made and betting on a losing horse doesn't make much financial sense.

Another justification I hear from sellers is they believe the agent did a good job.

This is typically where the rose colored glasses need to come off. We all love to be liked but just because you like your Realtor doesn't mean they are focusing on the key activities needed to get your property sold. The Richmond VA real estate market currently lacks inventory and in this market a well priced, well conditioned, and well marketed home sells in a matter of days or weeks! Finally, sellers will often tell me they have decided to just take their home off of the market because it didn't sell and they feel defeated. Don't give up on yourself, your goals, and your dreams! Just because the first (or second) agent couldn't help you achieve success, that doesn't mean another skilled agent can not. You simply have kissed too many frogs and your prince/princess is just around the corner waiting for you to live happily ever after! Have you realized you are going insane in the Richmond VA real estate market? What should you do? Contact me, Shannon Milligan at the RVA Home Team with eXp Realty, today for an honest conversation about your property.  

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