Like In Surgery, The Time On The Real Estate Table Is Critical.

Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

How long is the real estate listing going to linger on the current market?

Hear a clock ticking? Time is not your friend and like food left out to attract flies on the counter or in the forgotten in the ice box, nothing good happens the longer it hangs. Waiting for some brave soul that can part with the money needed to make it go away. Waiting for consumption, absorption on the real estate market. Properties that linger develop real estate mold. Or are frozen in time. Hurry up and wait. And wait. Wait some more. frozen lake hammoch photo

The property buyer can almost see the ten foot pole marks developing on the real estate listing and form the conclusion something is wrong.

The property is being passed up for a reason. Often the only issue is the price. Often it is lack of full throttle marketing. Or both come into play in a two step sucker punch to the kidneys or some other tender place where vital organs live deep down inside. To keep the real estate closing from ever happening. That make other fairly priced properties look even hotter. To help sell them in comparison. Your real estate buyer is not dumb, smarter than the average bear when talking the biggest purchase most of us ever make.

Don't do it. Over priced properties are kryptonite whether you wear an "S" on the front of your T shirt or not. Should not be taken by real estate professionals and avoided at all costs.

They are like vehicles driven into dangerous places. Thrown into park and abandoned on high speed highways to create obstacles, fatal pile up accidents just waiting to happen. Keeping the EMT's, hearses, tow trucks busy. But nothing more. Nothing good comes from over priced real estate listings. They give the seller the expectation the property will actually move it out scout at this inflated figure. For the nose bleed high up in the bleachers, hitting your head on the lower side of the roof pricing. brownie in a can photo

Some in the audience feel sorry for the owner of over priced property. Blaming it on the market when the current numbers scream this property should never have been listed for this crazy figure.

And the pendulum from too high to too low can occur.

Which makes the market eat itself when those sales are the appraisal comps used in the bean counting for bank mortgage lending. There is a better, saner way to handle the real estate listings.

Read more, full article on "Time, How It Can Be Wasted And Kill A Real Estate Listing Sale."

Thinking of buying, selling, trading real estate in Maine? Here to help in the process, whichever side you find yourself on through out life.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker


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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I see people turning down offers this year and then wishing thay had them back.

Nov 08, 2017 07:30 AM #1
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

It does happen that way William Feela !

Nov 08, 2017 02:27 PM #2
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Realistic comes in all shapes and sizes ... doesn't it. Sellers believe what they want to believe and it can and does cost them. 

Nov 08, 2017 05:00 PM #3
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


This truly does justice to telling it like it is with over priced listing. Isn't it always, how long has this been on the market one of the first questions that every buyer asks. cheers cvc

Nov 11, 2017 01:31 PM #4
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thank you Kathleen Daniels and Curtis Van Carter !

Nov 13, 2017 07:23 AM #5
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Sometimes I sell overpriced listings in Sacramento to buyers from the Bay Area for all cash. Our market is different here, and it can be based on what a buyer will pay, mostly, not necessarily the comps.

However, if a home lingers on the market close to 30 days, I take it off and put it back as a new listing, and generally it sells immediately at that point. Perception is everything, Andrew.

I always enjoy your posts.

Nov 13, 2017 11:15 AM #6
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

That had to be a chilly hammock for taking a nap :)

Locally, it's that balance between getting best price with tight inventory vs. overshooting and not selling at all.  If that first offer doesn't stick it gets more troublesome.

Nov 15, 2017 09:39 AM #7
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