“Re-hash” . . . “Re-Tread” . . . “Re-List”

“Re-hash.” “Re-tread.” “Rehabilitate.”

Detect a theme? Namely, the association with old and/or damaged goods.

So, too, prospective Buyers tend to look at re-listed homes with one (or two) raised eyebrows.

Even if the only stumbling block the last time around was a too-high asking price — probably the explanation for 75%-plus of all re-listed homes in today’s market — there’s still an unspoken concern that maybe the home didn’t sell for another reason. That’s still there.

(In my experience, the other 25% of re-lists are due to poor marketing, staging, deferred maintenance — or some combination thereof.)

Re-List Hurdles

Of course, the other hurdle re-listed homes have to overcome is the presumption that they’re still overpriced.

To re-but that, sometimes the only solution is a dramatic price reduction.

The lesson for homeowners (and would-be Sellers)?

Do it right the first time around.

P.S.: two other “re’s” come to mind for “re-list”: ‘re-group’ and ‘re-do.’

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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