Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Is It Luck When a House Sells?

Is It Luck When a House Sells?

Does Luck Play into Selling a Home?

Does luck help sell homes in Clarksville?
Do you believe in luck? When I think about selling a home, I think there is 95% control over conditions, pricing, marketing, photos, strategies, showings and negotiations. The  5% that is remaining is the unknown such as market conditions or possibly having to deal with an uncooperative buyer or agent. 

Selecting an experienced and hard working agent sets the stage for a series of events to take place that will cause the home to sell. 

The seller must be cooperative and onboard to do certain things to get the home sold. That means he must prepare the home for market by doing repairs and having it looking its best. Home staging helps a home put its best foot forward. 

Pricing correctly and making the home available for showings is a must. Then the agent should follow a specially crafted marketing plan with lots of exposure on the Internet and social media. In Clarksville TN the inventory is low but buyers are not idiots. They know when a home is overpriced or a seller is not reasonable. They will move on.

I say there is a buyer for every home but the buyers have to be able to find it and have desire. The prep work the seller does will pay off as will the exposure the agent gives the home.

The definition of luck means a force or good fortune or adversity or events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual. It is favoring chance or having success. This extra favor can shine on a seller's home.

As a seller you can create favor for the sale of your home. with proper preparation and choosing the right agent. This will create a winning combination. When the two fully cooperate the chances increase greatly.  

But when all these of things line up it does create a force of events that favors a chance of success or luck if you want to call it that. There are no guarantees but just a really good chance you will be looking at a sold sign very soon.

When you are ready to sell you Clarksville TN home Contact the Real Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730.


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Clarksville, TN 37040

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Comment balloon 21 commentsDebbie Reynolds • March 19 2018 02:33AM



What a wonderful post explaining what luck really.  You are showing that luck is when opportunity meets preparedness.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 1 year ago

Debbie Reynolds  That is a good question . Sometimes it can be a matter of timing and yes 'Luck"

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

Hi Debbie... I believe we make our own luck! And that's true in all aspects of our lives, not just selling real estate. And Ron and Alexandra Seigel have put it perfectly.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) about 1 year ago

HI Debbie Reynolds - The old saying goes that "We can lead a horse to water but we can't make the horse drink"! Our job is to get all the horses we can to the watering hole. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 year ago

I have found that hard work and determination can create a lot of luck.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 1 year ago

Well the harder I work the luckier that I get. So I continue to work hard

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 1 year ago

The harder I work, the luckier I get! 

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) about 1 year ago

Sellers create luck by hiring  an experienced agent like you Debbie!  Following a professional agents advice will set the stage for luck. And you're so right, buyers are not idiot, they know when a home is overpriced.  We've gone through several little blips when sellers got to greedy and thought buyers would buy at whatever price. Not so,  the market cooled way down and  when sellers finally priced correctly of course the homes sold


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Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 1 year ago

Debbie,  some luck but mostly working hard and reaping the rewards.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 1 year ago

Hi Debbie

While some luck may be involved it's mostly preparation, hard work, knowing the market and proper pricing to bring it all together. When a home is missing one or more components the sellers really DO need a bit of luck.


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

Luck is the residue of hard work and effort, I have been lucky all my life thanks to my work ethic and perseverance, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 1 year ago

Thank you for the post. I hope home sellers will read it .

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 1 year ago

Debbie - this is a well laid out case that seller can't depend on the luck of a seller's market.  They have to do the hard work first.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 1 year ago

Good morning Debbie Reynolds, luck does exist, the ones who work hard and do the right thing are magnets to it. 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) about 1 year ago

Debbie, I do think this is a bit of luck in a sale, lucky the right buyers were in the market, but mostly the preparation of the Seller and advertising of the listing agent.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 1 year ago

Good morning again Debbie. I have found that luck is a good thing but never to be relied upon.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 1 year ago

Good morning, Debbie Reynolds I like An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett 's answer... 

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 1 year ago

I say, "rarely", Debbie Reynolds ... instead it is hours of planning, an agent's knowledge and experience, and hard work that gets a home sold.  And the Buyer using the right Lender, of course!


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) about 1 year ago

Hi Debbie,
Great points.  There certainly is such a thing as luck... bad and good.  Just ask me, as a golfer.  My luck is always better when I stay IN the fairway and a sellers luck will certainly be more likely with proper preparation.  Thanks for the post. 

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) about 1 year ago

This is very good advice to share with home sellers.

Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 year ago

You can certainly set the stage for opportunities - and good luck. I love Alexandra's comment #1 - sums it up perfectly. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 1 year ago