A much overlooked way to find out what is going on in a neighborhood is attending GARAGE SALES. This morning I attended one in our neighborhood--the sign was planted right outside of my house and pointing down the road.
A group of homeowners had gotten together for a neighborhood garage sale and BBQ, a great combination on a beautiful day.
Showing up at this "block party" was a real eye opener. Everyone pointed out their home, plus the homes of people who were not there including an owner with a FSBO. Next you hear the discussion about the good and bad things about the FSBO including that it was not selling. Naturally I wondered what its problems were so I strolled over and had a look from the outside:
The "For Sale" sign had a phone number on it but not the SALES PRICE. Now I realize that real estate agents don't normally put their price on the yard sale either, but if I were a FSBO I would do so. In fact, if I were a FSBO I would make a list of amenities and put a few dozen copies out front.
I then remembered that when I first went into real estate I used to put FLYERS OUTSIDE MY LISTINGS. What happened, why don't I do that anymore? Good question, I need to revisit that!!!!!
DO YOU STILL PUT FLYERS OUTSIDE OF YOUR LISTINGS, AND DOES IT WORK FOR YOU?
I specialize in oceanfront and oceanview property in California and Hawaii.
Hella Mitschke Rothwell (R)
Real Estate Broker/Owner/Realtor®
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