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A few weeks ago I was working with a new customer, a real estate agent in Las Vegas, on a condo he was marketing through an online auction. Typically we put a listing up in a "preview" mode for a few days before we open the bidding. The idea is to flush out a written offer and, if good enough, cancel the auction. Well, that's what happened, a buyer's agent brought him an offer that was decent and within the range of what the seller wanted to get. However, my customer, the listing agent, was a little disappointed because he (1 comments)
I was recently coaching a RE/MAX agent who was using our online bidding system to market a 4 acre piece of land in the St. Louis area (St. Charles). Most of our customers are selling homes so it was a little different but not unique. When selling a home I teach that you need to schedule at least 2 open house "previews". By having an open house "preview", you get all the interested buyers in at the same time which creates competition, nothing new there. So, this RE/MAX agent decided he would try an open house for his land. Honestly, (0 comments)
I was talking to a Realtor yesterday who told me she listed a property 2 weeks ago in a nice area and at a good price and has had no calls to show it. The seller is very motivated and just wants to get rid of it. I know this is not unique, but what do you do? One of the things missing in today's market is a sense of urgency for buyers to act. Sure the government tax incentive helped a little, but now what? Remember the days of multiple offers and offers that went above listing price? That (1 comments)
Short sales are a lot of work and if want nothing to do with them, I don't blame you. However, for the listing agents actively involved with them, I discovered a better way to get the highest offer for the lender quickly. I've seen lots of different strategies, but an open/online bidding process seems to be one of the best options out there today. The process puts a deadline on submitting offers (like HUD homes) but it keeps a fair playing field for all buyers by letting them know the current bid price. This can actually drive up the price (1 comments)
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