Whad'ya have? Whad'ya have? The Good old days are over!
The fast food mentality of buying a home is over.
Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©
For several years there was an over abundance of homes for sale on the market. When you looked down a street, any street, you saw For Sale signs everywhere. Buyers were having a feeding frenzy.
If they wanted lower prices, they got it. If they wanted sellers assistance, they got it. Even if they wanted the carpet replaced, the sellers were doing it, just to get the home sold.
Extras were being sold outside the property, like lawn mowers, BBQ Grills, Pool tables and furniture were going like hot cakes. They could have probably gotten the family dog if they asked for it, but now the inventory is down and the sellers have the advantage.
The Fast Food Mentality has ended and they can't have it their way. The sellers are demanding the higher prices and the buyers don't understand why they won't negotiate to the point that they are giving their home away.
It's time to explain to the buyers when they ask to be shown their first home on their list of many, that the house is For Sale, NOT ON SALE. The faster the buyers understand what todays prices mean, the quicker they will purchase a home, instead of saying, "That's just more than I wanted to pay."
What are your thoughts? How do YOU tell your buyers that they missed the buyers market, and still able to sell them a house?
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If you know of anyone tht would like to buy or sell a home in the Elkhart, Indiana area, have them call me:
Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577, Elkhart County Subdivision, LLC, Elkhart, Indiana, or email