If You Liked It, Then You Should Have Put a Bid On It...

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Northfield DRE#1008764

So, you've found the perfect house.

You think.

But you're just not sure...

   So you go out with an agent to look at more houses, but none compare to THE house. So then you're thinking well, it's been a while, maybe they'll drop the price on the house, let's wait another week.   A week goes by, the price doesn't drop and you decide to make your move. You go to call the agent to say, "Okay, we're READY!  Let's DO THIS!!!"   Your agent calls you back, only to tell you that the house is under contract, but not with you. Its under contract with another buyer.

   We've all been there. As a buyer, it bites.  As an agent, it really bites!  What's the comeback for that?

                                                     If you liked it then you should have put a bid on it!

   As a buyer, you 2nd, 3rd and 10th guessed yourself out of a house, possibly THE house, your dream home. As an agent, you've shown another 10 houses that you KNEW weren't a good fit for the client, but that's what we do. We make sure that this is THE house for the client. We can only hope that they make the move quickly enough that the house won't get sold out from under them.

   Unfortunately, sometimes we second guess ourselves to death when we have to make a choice this big. Many times, we shoot ourselves in the foot. It's human nature. This is one of those situations that we truly don't have a whole lot of control over. As agents, we need to educate our clients as best we can on a home that they are truly interested in, so that they can make an educated guess when they really feel that this is THE  house. And buyers, you need to work closely with an agent that you truly feel you mesh with that can help you make a well educated decision before you take the plunge.  Take your time, but don't wait too long!  

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Whether you're looking to buy a home, or trying to sell a home, I can help! We have the best real estate marketing to get your house sold, best realtor services ever!  I cover Atlantic County, NJCape May County, NJOcean County, NJCumberland County, NJ, , Gloucester County, NJCamden County, NJ  and Burlington County, NJ, too!  Pick a town, any town!  Need some suggestions?  Ok!  Absecon, Galloway, Egg Harbor Township, Northfield, Linwood, Somers Point, Ocean City, Sea Isle, Hammonton, Williamstown, Sicklerville, Mullica, Tuckahoe, Middle Township, Upper Township, Lower Township, Rio Grande, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, New Gretna, and Port Republic.  Any you don't see here?  CALL ME!  I'm sure I'm on it!

Chris :0)

Christine Gerbehy

Berkshire Hathaway Fox and Roach Realtors

Northfield Office

1001 Tilton Rd. Northfield, NJ 08225

609-646-1900

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Will Hamm
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So True Christine,  I am always amazeat people that wait and say days later I want that home.

Jan 05, 2016 01:48 PM #1
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Yep, Will!  And then, somehow, you have to find another one...

Jan 05, 2016 01:53 PM #2
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Christine Gerbehy it happens many times - buyers should write an offer for the home they loved!

They learn after losing it at least one - in this market, it happens often, unless the buyer knows what to do and agent knows when to push the right buttons.

Jan 05, 2016 02:28 PM #3
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Christine great wisdom in this post, those first time buyers should be reading your post, Endre

Jan 05, 2016 02:51 PM #4
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 Good morning Christine. Great point! I've heard that far too often folks dillydally and wind up losing the property.

Jan 05, 2016 06:19 PM #5
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
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Christine Gerbehy Certainly we have all heard this many times in our careers. Perhaps we should start carrying tissue in our cars for the buyers that just don't listen. 

Jan 05, 2016 07:20 PM #6
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I don't feel too sorry for them if I am the guy that sold it to someone else!

Jan 05, 2016 09:54 PM #7
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Christine Gerbehy
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Praful Thakkar YES!!!  ESPECIALLY when home prices are this low!!!

Jan 05, 2016 11:02 PM #8
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Endre Barath, Jr. I had it happen 3 times, once this month!  Not a good way to start the year, lol!

Jan 05, 2016 11:03 PM #9
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Good morning, TeamChi - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. ! Happens waaaay too often...

Jan 05, 2016 11:04 PM #10
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Rob D. Shepherd I hear ya, lol!

Jan 05, 2016 11:07 PM #11
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Hello Christine ... great post, so true and your post has been featured to the group:

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Jan 06, 2016 03:21 AM #12
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Thank you SO MUCH, Robert (Alaska Bob) Swetz !!!

Jan 06, 2016 03:24 AM #13
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You are very welcome and keep those great posts coming

Jan 06, 2016 03:29 AM #14
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Okay - best blog title in a long time. And great post as well. 

Jan 10, 2016 12:16 PM #15
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Thank you, Dana Hollish Hill !  

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The next time they see something they love, they will jump on it. It only takes once (maybe twice) before they realize they need to make a move.

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