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So you want to sell your home in Ossipee NH this summer?
The first thing you should look for is a real estate agent that hangs out around town. Look in breakfast joints and bars. Look for guys in camel hair jackets. No, not really...
95% of home buyers, especially vacation property buyers, search for real estate in Ossipee by using the internet.
So, what do you think? Should you put your real estate in the hands of someone that has reluctantly adopted the web because they had to just to stay alive in the business or should you work with someone that has embraced the internet since back when Al Gore invented it?
Does knowing someone's sister's best friend that sells real estate qualify them to help you sell your asset?
You can answer that one yourself but I bet you would be surprised to find out how many people pick their realtor that way.
How about someone with an office in Ossipee?
Based on what we know about the use of the internet, the office location is not 100% relevant. There are good agents working the Ossipee NH real estate market. However, one of the keys to selling your property is your real estate broker's ability to expose your property to as many buyers as possible, especially second home buyers. Therefore I would strongly consider working with an office located in the epicenter of the tourism industry in the region aka North Conway NH.
So what else do I look for?
Working with a full time, internet savvy real estate agent that knows the Ossipee NH area well and working with an office in the center of the region's tourism traffic will put more tools at your disposal to sell your Ossipee NH Real Estate.(Full time is also an important factor: You want your sale to be part of the income your agent needs to survive. You don't want your agent to earn more in tips than they do in commissions.)
At Badger Realty I have the ability to display your property in our front windows, for all the foot traffic to see and dream about. As you can see here, I also use the internet to positively expose my listings to the most focused and motivated buyers that are looking at our area from "back home". By using blogs, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, to name just a few resources, I work hard to put my listings in front of as many real buyers as possible. In short, I speak the language that today's buyer wants to hear.
Now that I know I want to work with Bill Barbin at Badger Realty, what's next?
Good question. The next most important issue you face is pricing. Be cautious of anyone that tells you what you want to hear. If it sounds really hopeful right now it can't be the truth. Right now prices are continuing to go down. There is no recovery yet. Do you want to wait until the market recovers? Only if you have the time. As you can see from this graph, experts are predicting another year before prices start to turn around. Look at how long it will be before the prices go above where they are today.
If you can wait until 2013 to get today's price for your house then you may want to....
For the rest of us, we have to get on with living our lives.
Good deals are sitting while great deals are selling.
Homes are selling. There is a core group of about 30 agents in Carroll County NH that are still making a living because, contrary to popular belief, properties are selling. The flash in the pan brokers with flashy signs and such have gone home to take up reiki or something else to make a living but there is a core group of professional real estate agents that are still out here making our living through real estate sales. The smart brokers learned early in this market down-turn to be able to tell our clients things they did not want to hear. The best part is that the sellers that listened sold their property 2 years ago or last year and got more for it than they could today. The bottom lin eis this: Your property has to be a no-brainer bargain vs similar real estate for sale in the Ossipee area. Think and act like a buyer. Search the web for homes like yours, near yours or that are in any way similar to yours. Ask your agent to take you out to see the competing properties. THEN, think like a buyer. Feel afraid that what you are going to buy will go down in value even more. Pause for a moment and wonder if you could buy the house you like for less if you just wait longer. Decide which Ossipee NH home for sale YOU would buy today.
Then listen to your real estate agent.
I see different homes for sale every day. I complete BPO orders (Broker Price Opinions) for banks and asset management companies every week. I will only get paid if I help you price your home correctly. So trust what you are hearing from an agent like me.
Competitive is not the key word for your pricing strategy. Think compelling!
Real estate and homes in Carroll County NH, including Ossipee NH real estate, North Conway NH homes for sale, Fryeburg ME, Tamworth NH, Jackson and Bartlett NH condos and surrounding towns. Enjoying work in North Conway Real Estate,Ossipee Lake NH real estate, Ossipee NH real Estate, Bridgton Maine real estate and Bridgton ME real estate, even going as far as to report on Naples Maine real estate and homes for sale on Sebago Lake in Maine.
By Bill Barbin, Broker Assoc. NH and Maine, Badger Realty, 2633 Main St. North Conway NH 03860 Office: 603-356-5757
Bill Barbin Best Way to reach me: 603-986-0385
Specializing in bank owned real estate sales, foreclosed homes, foreclosures and REO properties in NH and Western Maine. Listing agent of choice for numerous bank owned real estate clients with properties including homes and land in the greater Carroll County NH and Western Oxford County Maine regions.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.