There Are No Homes For Sale In That Neighborhood

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 SAL.2002007747

The Maples At Twenty Mile

"There are no homes for sale in that neighborhood."

It's something I find myself saying often to buyers that call from our custom search pages.  They might think there's a system glitch when they click the page and NOTHING is shown for sale, but nope, that's just the current status for that community.  Inventory has been scarcer this year and no signs of that changing much.

Our market runs the entire gamut from communities that we expect homes to be on the market less than a day or two during peak buyer season to communities that require months (and months) to sell because either the school system isn't as much in demand or the homes are at a tough price point versus their competition.

And at this time of year quite a few sellers take their homes off the market and wait for the Spring rush to come back on market.

So what can we do if you want a particular neighborhood?

For starters, we can set up MLS searches to provide you same day information when a home comes on the market.  That saves you having to reject our custom pages or cruising a website hitting REFRESH, REFRESH, REFRESH hoping for something new.  We select IMMEDIATELY as the notification time frame and as soon as ANY agent places a home in MLS for sale for that community, an email will be on the way.

Another option if you're ready to act quickly is for us to check past homes in a particular community that didn't sell initially.  Perhaps they're ready to sell now, so that opens up another possible source.

And lastly, there are the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) homes to consider.  Some WILL work with buyer's agents, others however are dead set against working with an agent.  We'll determine if they'll be cooperative and that's another path to potentially finding you a home.


Ready for us to help you with your home search? Please reach out to us at 513-520-5305 or 

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Serving Warren County area home buyers and sellers,

Liz and Bill aka BLiz


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The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Bill - That has been a common situation these past couple of years around here too, but there are, as you point out, productive steps that can be taken with the help of a good agent.

Dec 28, 2016 04:04 PM #1
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good evening Liz and Bill.  This is an issue that I often have to deal with as well.

Dec 28, 2016 04:45 PM #2
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Always remember to check homes that have expired or were withdrawn from the market. They may still be interested in selling but just want to reset the clock. Catch them before they get back on the market!

Dec 28, 2016 05:54 PM #3
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

This would be the equivalent of where there's a will there is a way.  Don't let appearances fool you and all that jazz.  We certainly have to be creative and resourceful when it comes to client services (current and prospective).

Dec 29, 2016 04:29 AM #4
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

This is so true in our market, as well... nothing for sale and nothing that expired or was withdrawn in many neighborhoods. Every so often I get a call or email from a client asking why I haven't sent them listings in a while... hard for them to understand it's not me who's falling down on the job.... there's just nothing on the market where they want at the price they want.

Dec 29, 2016 05:35 AM #5
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Dick, Sometimes there is something we can do to turn up some possibilities.

Gabe, As inventory has gotten tighter, it comes up more and more, especially in some of the smaller condo communities.

Nathan & Angie, We've done some showings that way, and have actually sold an off market listing or ours when another agent contacted us.

Nina, It's a conversation I had yesterday, with a smaller condo association it could be months before the next opportunity appears.

Dec 29, 2016 06:23 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Liz and Bill. It's funny how that works. The best neighborhoods anywhere seldom have a lot, if any inventory.

Dec 29, 2016 07:12 AM #7
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Sheila, There are some neighborhoods here that unless the home is grossly overpriced, you can expect an offer (or plenty of them) in just the first few days on market.

Jan 03, 2017 06:00 AM #8
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