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Atlanta Expired Listings Why Some Homes Do Not Sell

Atlanta Expired Listings Why Some Homes Do Not Sell

Atlanta Expired ListingsAtlanta expired listings – are Atlanta homes that were listed in the MLS that do not sell. Expired listings are nothing new in the Atlanta area. Since the early 1990’s we made a living off of selling homes that were unsuccessfully market with other agents, and we sold all of them at basically the same price they had been listed for sometimes years. The reason for our success? We paid attention to the details. In our first few years in the Atlanta real estate market we sold over 32 homes that were Atlanta expired listings. Success is always in the details.

Sometimes an Atlanta home does not sell for obvious reasons, the home is overpriced, it is poor in appearance or the home has a bad location or lot that cannot be changed. However, there are a lot of other reasons why a good home can become another Atlanta expired listings statistic. Check the list below!  If Your home did not sell call us for your free homes evaluation. We can help you sell your home with a time proven detailed sales strategy where other may have failed.

Atlanta Expired Listings Because…

  • MLS Listing is Entered Wrong
  • Insufficient or Poor MLS Photos
  • Outdated MLS Photos
  • MLS Listing Improperly Entered
  • Poor MLS Description or Listing Errors
  • Wrong School Districts Entered
  • Lack of Curb Appeal
  • Low Commission Offered to Selling Agent
  • Appointment Only – Limited Times for Showing Home or Access
  • Inability to Contact Listing Agents of Broker to Show
  • Dated Interior of Home
  • Home’s Cleanliness - Housekeeping
  • Home in Need of Paint, Flooring
  • Inability to Show Because Home is a Rental
  • Accommodation of pets Before Showing
  • Homes Location
  • Homes Construction Materials (Ex. Synthetic Stucco, EIFS)
  • Outdated Mechanics

 

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Comment balloon 37 commentsJim Crawford • October 08 2016 08:29AM

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All very valid reasons that a property's listing expires. We always talk about price, which is a very big reason, but all these others can be major contributing factors. Great post and should be featured.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) almost 2 years ago

Thank you Nina Hollander.  When we first moved to Atlanta in the early 90's we immediatly started working the expired listings.  Beleive it or not they were easy to sell, because there was always an obvious reson why that Atlanta home was an expired listing.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

Jim, I agree with Nina, here in Franklin we don't know what an expired listing would look like we haven't seen one in years.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) almost 2 years ago

Great post Jim! It still amazes me people take horrible photos even on multimillion dollar properties. Why?!

Posted by Shannon Lefevre, Shannon Lefevre, PA Your Naples Smart Girl (John R. Wood Properties) almost 2 years ago

I love the list. I will share it with home owners whose listings have expired.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 2 years ago

Thank you Gita Bantwal over the years that list was based on actual experience of sales of Atlanta expired listings.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

Success is always in the details.... This is positively true! Many Agents miss out on opportunities to sell for the multitude of reasons you listed. You are smart to pay attention to the details. It helps to have a strategy plan. Your knowledge and expertise sets you apart. 

I would consider you to be a Master in what you do!

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 2 years ago

Hi Jim.  Unfortunately some sellers make bad decisions and choices when selling their property.  And, expirations are often the result.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 2 years ago

Patricia Feager Amen!  I totally agree! It is especially true when it comes to Atlanta expired listings! We've proven that time and time again!  

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

So true Gabe Sanders  Over the years we've been called on many a Atlanta expired listing and got them sold.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

Well done, Jim. There are lots of reasons, price being a major one, why homes are rejected by the market and expire. Knowing what the reasons are, and correcting them is essential for success. Some of that clearly takes some cooperation from the sellers!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 2 years ago

Jim Crawford so well said and we have expireds here but agents descend on them in droves      .....get it right the first time I say!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) almost 2 years ago

Jeff Dowler we've worked the Atlanta expired listings for a long time and really you are right.  It is a team effort to get it sold.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

Ginny Gorman you are so right!  When working the Atlanta expired listings, you have to get on them day 1!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

Good evening Jim Crawford ,  A very good blog.  Sometimes a good agent can suggest a couple of changes that make all the difference.  I'm sure anyone in the tlanta area can call Jim Crawford if they have any questions about selling their home.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 2 years ago

Thank you Larry Johnston!  I agree.  A major difference between agents selling Atlanta expired home listings is persepective. An experience agent will have more to choose from.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

Jim Crawford That is a very comprehensive list of reasons an Atlanta home may not se;; - the work of a seasoned broker

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) almost 2 years ago

Selling expired listings is a strong market all unto itself Jim Crawford .  Congratulations on  proving what a professional agent can do!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 2 years ago

Thank you Lisa Von Domek we've sold Atlanta expired listings for years.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

Karen Kruschka and the list on Expired Atlanta homes is based on our experience selling them.  Have a wonderful day!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

Hi Jim, this is great information for prospective sellers. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) almost 2 years ago

Thank you so much Sybil Campbell over the years we've sold quite a few Atlanta expired listings so the information we provide is based upon actual sales experience.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

This is very good reading for home sellers. They will be in very good hands when they select you as their listing agent.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago

HI Jim,

You make such great point. The bigges offense in our area is bad pictures! 

Posted by Tina Maraj, #1 Selling Agent in Fullerton 2016 714-403-7901 (RE/MAX North Orange County) almost 2 years ago

Thanks Roy Kelley Ellen and I have had a lot of experience selling Atlanta expired listings over the years!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

Tina Maraj I totally agree.  Our MLS system now allows over 40 photos, and some agents will only post 1 poor photo! It is not wonder why so many Atlanta ML listings expire.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

Jim,  There are many reasons why a listing expires before it sells.  You mention many of them.  I firmly believe that if all aspects of listing a home "properly" are met ... including pricing it right ... the home will sell. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 2 years ago

Jim, I agree totally with all your points and mostly pricing the property correctly.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) almost 2 years ago

Kathleen Daniels I totally agree!  One of the biggest culprits for Atlanta expired listings is that the homes were way overpriced to begin with.  Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® Totally!  Price overcomes all when it comes to selling an Atlanta expired listing.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

Just a great blog for home sellers looking for an agent that can get the job done right! Here's to you helping many more sellers!

Posted by Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS® (Garrigus Real Estate) almost 2 years ago

No wonder Atlanta homeowners are frustrated when they don't sign on with you first!

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) almost 2 years ago

All great reasons why a listing expired. The primary one is that they forgot to call you.

Posted by Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor (Realty One Group) almost 2 years ago

Thank you so much Todd & Devona / Garrigus Real Estate Group!  Ellen and I have assisted many Atlanta expired listings sell their homes over the years.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl it is their loss! One good way to avoid becoming an Atlanta expired listing is to list your home with us first!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

Thank you Les & Sarah Oswald...over the years we have had very few Atlanta listings expire.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 2 years ago

Hi Jim

I'm sorry I missed this post before - it's excellent. There are often some very obvious reasons for listings expiring without a sale, like price, but your list seems to complete the picture. There are many ways that sellers, and sometimes agents, sabotage listings without even being aware they are doing so.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) over 1 year ago

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