Many of you have heard the term "Staying ahead of the market". A phrase my broker has repeated to me on many occasions. I actually got to put this into action for a second time and the results were great.
This past week I took a listing for a short sale. The seller was put in this situation due to job loss and the economy. After depleting their funds and not being able to recoup from job loss , he was forced to put his home up for short sale. Meeting with my seller and contacting the mortgage company, I put the home on the market on Thursday. Now the area the home is located is one of the much sought after areas in our County. I received a call on Friday morning at 8:30 from an agent wanting to show the house to her buyers that she has been working with for three years. Finding a home in this desirable area with all the requirements the buyers were looking for in a home is not easy considering the price range they were seeking. I told her the seller wasn't completely moved out and the house was not show ready, however, she did not mind as long as she could show the property.
I priced the home way ahead of the market for this area. The last home I had listed in this area was under contract in 10 days and closed in 30 . And this house was not a short sale, they were ready to sell and priced accordingly. My broker believes in helping agents to stay ahead of the market ,training us to get there . In getting us there, it is up to us as agents to convey this to the sellers.
My seller was anxious to sell , the mortgage company does not want to have empty property and the buyer has found their home.