A realtor friend that does alot of deals with us stopped by this week and he has a home he wants me to look at. I am about to buy a cabin site in our community so I wasn't really interested, but I agreed to go look at it with him. I looked at it, nice small home on a trout stream, beautiful country road that I can easily bike to and from work, good price, etc. So I figured I would buy the house and put off buying the cabin site for 6 months or so. I also have another local mortgage loan officer that has called me a few times about wanting to get involved in our project so I figured I would buy the home through her so start building that relationship as well. For 2 days I have called and have yet to get a response back from here. I get to work this morning and I get a call from my realtor friend that it has sold. What I learned from this.
1. Do more than just phone calls, emails, etc. If he had called me and said he had a home to look at I wouldn't have gone. He stopped by, it was after lunch and I had a few minutes to spare so I went with him.
2. Don't wait when you know its something you want. Be smart about it, but move forward.
3. Things are picking up in the Real Estate Market. I see it in our leads per day, hits per day on our website, calls, etc.
Well I am bummed out about the home, but I have been thinking about purchasing a condo in Florida, and I guess now is probably about as good of a time as I will ever have in my lifetime to do it.