I'm sure that we've all had it happen. You wake up one morning, have coffee, go get the paper, and then BLAM!, you see the "For Sale" sign in your neighbors yard...and it's not yours. Your first thought is probably one that I could not post in this blog! Then after you get over the initial shock, the head starts to spin about what could have gone wrong.
I am not a very outgoing person when it comes to people that I don't already know. I put up a pretty good front when meeting new clients and it doesn't take me very long to get comfortable and establish good rapport. But I have a very difficult time stepping outside my comfort zone and introducing myself and my profession to people that don't already know. Maybe it's that I spend all day talking with people and just want to relax and hide when I get home. But the result of not meeting hardly any of my neighbors is the competition's for sale sign in my neighbors yard!
It first popped up several months ago when there was still snow on the ground and I can tell you that it drives me slightly crazy each day. The house is overpriced for our neighborhood, has bad pictures, and I have seen very few showings, and the listing agent has done no open houses. It actually took her several months after the snow melted to take a new picture of the house. I take pride in having up to date pictures of my listings, so that alone was tough to see.
I have been a good girl and not gone over to their house to see how the sale is going. So has anyone else had them happen to them; what is your advice and what are your thoughts for the future. I am watching to see when it might expire but do I want to take on a listing that is obviously overpriced?
Oh and by the way, I would really like the house to sell because they race and repair very loud stock cars which often interupt my nice quiet evenings!
Thanks all and have a great real estate day!