I just listed "The Best House In Poinciana". AGAIN!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC BK607690

I have been in Real Estate for 12 years and today is the day I have been waiting for. I am so excited I can’t stand it. Are you ready? Today I listed “The Best House In Poinciana”! Don’t believe me? Then call the Seller and ask him. “Mr. Seller, I hear you have “The Best House In Poinciana”.” “Yes, you are correct, just like I told Broker Bryant this morning, I have the best house in Poinciana.”

Now folks, how many times have you heard this? I think I hear it at least once a week. It never ceases to amaze me how many people think they have “The Best House In Poinciana“. What’s really funny is that Poinciana is a cookie cutter community. Almost all of our 17,000 homes are very similar. They are concrete block one or 2 story homes with a 2 car garage sticking out in the front and sit on a 70x100 lot. Most are only 1 to 5 years old. And since we have color restrictions, they are all neutral earth tone colors.

So what makes a house, “The Best House In Poinciana”? Well let’s see if I can explain. Better yet, let me give you a list of the upgrades that make this “The Best House In Poinciana”, according to the Seller.. Ok, here goes.

 

  • Garage door opener.
  • Chain link fence.
  • An orange tree seedling.
  • Beautiful builder grade beige carpet.
  • White GE appliances.
  • Sprinkler system.

Oh, I almost forgot, it sits on an oversized lot. Standard lots are70x100 and according to the public records this one is 71x100. So there you have it.

Anyway, my job is to get this house sold. Currently there are 50 homes that are almost identical to this one, on the market. Ranging in price from $249,900 to $315,000. Quite the spread. Most are in the $270,000 to $280,000 range. My goal, always, is to make my listing “The Best House In Poinciana”. So how do you turn the imagined “The Best house In Poinciana” into the true “The Best House In Poinciana”? There’s only one way that I know of. Price. Price will make any property stand out. In this case I was able to convince the Seller to Range Price the house from $249,000 to $269,000 with $269,000 being a full price offer. His house will now show up in the number one position out of 50 similar houses in the MLS. This means more showings, more offers and a quick sale.

So folks, if you are looking for a great 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home with over 2800 sq ft of living space, then come on down to Tutas Towne, I have just listed “The Best House In Poinciana”. AGAIN!

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Comments (21)

Susan Trombley
Trombley Real Estate - Wake Forest, NC
Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngs

But Bryant I know you can sell this BEST HOUSE in no time.

Let me guess he wants a quick sale and his price is reduced? only kidding.

I know you were smiling inside.

Nov 03, 2006 11:05 AM
Leigh Brown
Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive - Charlotte, NC
CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
man, chain link?  top drawer!!! 
Nov 03, 2006 11:12 AM
Christopher Smith
TREGO REALTY - Cedar Rapids, IA
Bryant, great post.  It's the greatest house in Poinciana because it's listed with the greatest broker agent in Poinciana!!!  Have a great weekend!
Nov 03, 2006 11:54 AM
Boomer Jack Boardman & Carl McIntyre, the Codgers
Noted Curmudgeons - Saint Paul, MN
Honorable Mention Award

Bryant, you win Medford & Jay’s 1st ever “Honorable Mention Award,” for this post. It relates, with a good dose of humor, the bane of every Realtor® in listing homes. Our friend, “Realtor®" Teresa, once had a potential seller whose home was better than the nearly exactly the same neighbor’s home, because it had “bigger nails!” We make one such award a day, purely for fun.

 

Medford & Jay

Nov 03, 2006 12:16 PM
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

An award!! Whoopee!! You guys are too funny. The award is a great idea BTW. I will look forward to seeing them pop up in people's blogs. Now it will be a game "find the award". I like it.

Thans for the comments everyone.

Nov 03, 2006 12:24 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
I here this from Realtors all the time Bryant.  Every one thinks there house is the best, unfortunatly they the buyers to think that not them. But I am sure that you will get the job done.  They came to the right Realtor.   How does that cheer go Bryant , Bryant he's our man if he can't do it nobody can:>
Nov 03, 2006 12:53 PM
Christine Forgione
1 - Whitestone, NY
Associate Broker

Key words would be "According to the sellers".. Very cute. .LOL

Im thinking that the chain link fence will keep all those nasty critters you guys have out there - off the property and that swift garage door will help you get in the house in a hurry just incase the chain link fails.. Woohoo!

Nov 03, 2006 01:20 PM
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans
Bryant.... even though I am not a realtor, I love your price range approach. Good job and good luck.
Nov 03, 2006 02:42 PM
S W
Seattle, WA

Sweet!!!! Bryant, if I was in your market, I would find a buyer to buy your house just so I could do a transaction with you. As entertaining and enjoyable as you are in the blog world, I'll bet you're even more phenomenal in the ring!

Love your enthusiasm. This is what real estate is all about!!! Sweet love of the work! Real estate is a great field. 

Nov 03, 2006 07:20 PM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

BB, your posts are always such fun to read - educational and humorous at the same time.  And if I lived or were going to buy in Poinciana, you'd be the person I'd call!

Wishing you a smooth and quick sale on "The Best House in Poinciana"....I know TLW needs to go shopping again, from what I've read.  ;-)

Ann Cummings
ps--how far is Poinciana from Clermont?  That's where I'm originally from, with loads of family still down there.

Nov 03, 2006 10:28 PM
Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
I vote for the house in the frame!  Maybe you should add some soft edges to the bottom right photo that looks like "Any House" rather than "Best House".
Nov 03, 2006 11:17 PM
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

Sara, welcome to my blog. Thanks for visiting.

Ann, thanks for the Kudos. Poinciana is about 45 miles south of Clermont and a little bit east. It's actually part of Kissimmee.

Sharon, Believe me when I say it is "any house". Every street in Poinciana looks the same. Makes it pretty easy to price a house though.

Christine we put up fences to keep the New Yorkers out:)

George I like the cheer. I bet you look cute in the uniform.

 

Nov 03, 2006 11:46 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

I too, only list homes that are the "Best" house. I didn't think there were any other kind!

I have not been able to convince sellers our here to use the value range pricing. Very few if any are doing it. I first noticed it last year with Southern CA but it just hasn't taken off up here. However, I did list one of my rentals with value range of $250K-$280K when last year it would have pulled $350K. No bites but a few phone calls where people are confused and want to know "just what is the price?" I hope it catches quicker!

Nov 04, 2006 01:35 AM
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
Damion, I love it when that happens. The seller starts excluding every thing from the listing. It's like, excuse me, you are taking away everything that makes your house saleable. Sellers are a rare breed. But hey I love them anyway. 
Nov 04, 2006 03:37 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
Bryant, just don't ask me to shave my legs, I have to draw the line there....LOL
Nov 04, 2006 03:43 AM
Ken Smith
Suburban House Hunters - Arlington Heights, IL

I was just writing a post about the exact same thing...guess that one is getting deleted.

It amazes me how so many people think their home is "the best" and no matter how many comps you put in front of them they think that "there home is better and worth more". Actually have taken a few sellers out and showed them their competition, this gave them the slap in the face they needed. 

Nov 04, 2006 04:44 AM
Peter Andres - Lic. in FL & NY GRI,SRES,CNE
REALTOR - The Villages, FL

What a coincidence!

Your seller must be related to mine, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Average. I hear they have a very large family across the United States.

Nov 04, 2006 08:43 AM
Dan Grammatica
Realty Experts, LLC - Torrington, CT
e-PRO

Congrats to your Byrant.
But I have the "BEST HOME IN TORRINGTON, CT." listed again too.

Good Luck with yours,

Nov 04, 2006 09:44 AM
Ron Withers ----Retired Mortgage Professional
Kissimmee, FL

Bryant,

Geesh what a let down! All this time I thought I had the best house in Poinciana.....must be a bunch of proud homeowners out here!

Nov 04, 2006 09:54 AM
Anonymous
Paul Korodaj

Bryant,

Good blog! I got a big laugh out of it.  What your saying is sooo true.  May we all sell the best homes in our cities.

Nov 09, 2006 03:41 AM
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