Remember This If You Are Buying Or Selling An Amarillo Home

Pink House Team

Keller Williams Realty



"I didn't think it would be this hard".  That is what my buyer said today as we were looking at houses in Amarillo.  True, he wanted a specific thing at a specific price and that combination is hard to come by.  I blame myself, though, for the statement.  I didn't set expectations.

Setting expectations when you are selling your house or if you are buying a house is an important part of the process.  Setting expectations and being realistic are really two different things.

If you have a 2000 sq ft house that was built in the '60's and has had no updates and you want $500,000 for it, at least here in Amarillo, is unrealistic. If you are a buyer and you want a 5000 sq ft house with $5000 down and a payment of $600, that is also unrealistic.

On the other hand, setting expectations would be more along the lines of explaining the limited amount of houses that meet your criteria and the importance of making a decision quickly.  Setting a seller expectation might be explaining that if we have no showings in the first 10 days, or more than 3 showings and no offers, we need to lower the price.

Unfortunately, I sometimes forget that my seller or my buyer doesn't have a good of understanding of how this whole process works and if i don't set expectations, there could be disappointment, confusion, and frustration.

Whether you are selling your Amarillo house or buying an Amarillo house, you need expectations set.

I pledge to do a better job!

Pamela Madore
Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
7304 SW 34th
Amarillo, TX 79121

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