How Long Has it Been on the Market?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with iTexas Realty Co.

Does it REALLY matter to you?  In THIS market?  Do you REALLY think it indicates SOMETHINGWHAT? 

Let's think about it:

Does the length on the market indicate anything other than, perhaps, it was a very cool (or hot) (or cold or wet) Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and home sales were 'off' for a while?  Maybe the property was not available for showings due to an illness or med school finals? Maybe the Seller decided to replace some old flooring, or finally pained three pink bedrooms a pretty cream color?

Do you ever know for sure? 

Why you even care?

The home we find that is PERFECT for you, is no less perfect if it has not sold yet. 

Maybe it's been waiting just for YOU!

If the home has been on the market over 60 days do you think the seller is more desperate for you to make your 'low-ball' offer? 

Not likely.  After 60 days of vacuuming, cleaning,  and 'fluffing' every day, the Seller may be a little more anxious, but usually not in a mood to let you have an extra $xx,xxx of their money! 

In fact, an unreasonably LOW offer is more likely to get rejected and result in a MORE stubborn Seller because you've offended them. (We hear about this from our Sellers all the time, so we aren't imagining it!)

Let's find the right home for you.

Then, if we can negotiate a price that's good for you, and the Seller agrees to sell it to you -it'll still be JUST Right!




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Praful Thakkar
Keller Williams Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Steve, how long is a question most buyers ask - and yes, this one seems to be a good answer. In fact, the sale price is always lower compared to list price when the days-on-market are high! So, yes, buyers have advantage.

Nov 08, 2011 08:25 PM #1
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Long time no see . . .Have you been travelling.  If it has been on the market for a long time around here there is an issue.  The only exception would be some of the high priced unique homes.

Nov 08, 2011 11:14 PM #2
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

I always get that.  "How long has it been on the market".  You know the buyer thinks they are going to steal it.  Funny thing is, often even when a home has been on the market for a while when the buyer goes to make an offer, suddenly there is someone else interested,  The fickle finger of fate.

Nov 09, 2011 12:59 AM #3
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