I went out this morning on a Realtor tour in the Queen Creek area. In Johnson Ranch we saw some beautiful homes for around $200,000. Amazing!

I was struck, however, by the fact that 3 or 4 homes on tour had not had one showing yet! Not one! And these homes had been on the market for at least a month.

Boy, that’s a tough deal for the sellers. You can’t sell a home if no one sees it.

By chance, one of the Realtors on the tour happened to mention that she had been a counselor in a previous life. After getting only 3 hours of sleep the night before, my mind wandered and I wondered if sellers in Johnson Ranch go through the Five Stages of Grief.

I’m going to throw out this idea and would love to hear your opinion.

The Five Stages of Grief for Home Sellers in Johnson Ranch (Maricopa, Surprise, …)

  • Denial – “My house is worth a lot more than that!”
  • Anger – “That Realtor isn’t doing any work at all to sell my house!”
  • Bargaining – “Okay, if I can just break even.”
  • Depression – “I was a fool to buy this house.”
  • Acceptance – “Its not my fault. I don’t control the market. I may not be able to afford to sell now, but in the meantime I’ll be living in a beautiful home.”