When Opportunity Knocks......

Real Estate Agent with Hardy Realty

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

When Opportunity Knocks. . . Make Sure Karen Jordan is There to Open Your Door!


Do you listen to your agent?

 Did you hire them to do a service for you?

 If so, then listen to them. If you hire an agent with professional real estate experience, they will tell you their professional opinion, backed up by facts. A professional does not always tell you what you WANT to hear. They give you facts, backed by data to prove the facts. They will tell you the price your property needs to be in order to sell, not to sit on the market for eons. The way they will be able to do that is to compare your property with like, similar property that is on the market and properties that have sold recently.

Comparables are:
  •  neighborhood
  • square footage
  • amenities
  • condition and maintenance upkeep
We can not go by what you paid for the property or how much you have in your property. In this market, it is irrelevant. We wish everyone could make money on their property, especially us. But all of us are in the same bag. Real Estate prices are just down from what they were 3 years ago. We are all sad about it, but it is just the way it is.

If you don't have to sell your home today, then you may want to reconsider putting it on the market, unless you are going to buy a property to replace it. It is really all a wash. If you sell yours for less, just remember you are going to pay less for the property you replace it with. Until there are less houses on the market and more buyers then it will be a buyer's market. That means the buyer has the advantage in this market. So if you have your home on the market, consider any offer you may receive on your property. If it is anywhere near what you can live with, I would advise you to consider the offer. May be far between the next offer.

Don't shop around for an agent that will just tell you what you want to hear. You want an agent that understands the market, and knows how to encourage the buyers that are out shopping for property. You want an agent that goes after the buyers and does not wait on them to happen upon your home. You want an agent that is creative and aggressive. There are new and old agents that will do anything to list your house, but do they know how to sell it? You want experience.

I have sellers that simply will not listen, they think they have time to wait. That is fine, but the service I offer is experience. I know how, but sellers have to listen. Consider what we professionals are telling you to do. If your home is being shown, and no offers, that means that there are many other comparable homes for less money in better condition that they can buy. It is a buyers market. We need to go get the buyers. Listen to me!!!!

1. Great price
2. Great condition
3. As few negatives as possible for buyers to see
4. Spit shine clean!!!!!!!!
5. Clean up your yard!

Who wants to buy a dirty house that has no maintenance on it? Just more for them to do when they buy it, if they even consider it!!!! You have to create the home that every one envies.

If you wonder what needs to be done to help you sell, call me and I will come over and give you some advice. Today is the day to get your property to be the one all the buyers want!!!!


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