Taking Care of Our Bank Clients ~ Foreclosed Home For Sale
In our stable market in McCurtain County, we do not have very many foreclosures of homes.
Sure, there are a few but not like in some other parts of the world.
Part of the reason that we do not, is that we just are not that big.
We are a very rural area with just a tad over 33,000 people according to the census of 2015 with approximately 13,000 households.
The last data that I could find indicated only about 4,000 of those properties had a mortgage or loan against them.
SO not that many foreclosure homes come up for sale. I get a call every once in a while from a lender or a proprty management company indicating a desire to list a foreclosed home. I turn down more than I accept for various reasons. I won't go into those details here.
We have one bank client though, that we've worked with several times that is one of our best clients. Their ethics and treatment of others is right up there at the top. I will take on things for them that are a little bit out of the "usual" because they are such a good client. I have a new listing with them, a nice property, that I will expose to the market during the next week or so.
I am currently helping them by contacting auctioneers, estate sale handlers, etc that might be interested in making a bid on some personal items that were abandoned and became part of this foreclosed property.
Good clients are good clients whether they are an individual, a couple, several individuals, a corporation, or an institution.
My definition of a good seller client is:
1. One that wants to sell... One that says, "I don't have to sell so let's list it high just in case someone will pay me more than its worth" (usually not in those exact words) is not a good seller client. I do A LOT of work on listings. They need a chance to sell or I'm just wasting my time. We pull comps and give it our best estimate on listing price. Insisting on a higher price with no valid reason for doing so is counter productive.
2. One that will prepare their home to be shown and will be cooperative on showing schedules.
3. One that repond to an offer. No response, again, is usually counterproductive. Even if the counter is full price, if you can't accept the offer, counter.
4. One that is fairly easy to reach.. with phones, cell phones, text messages, and email,s one or the other should be able to reach you much of the time.
Yep, that's my bank client.. a good client.
Do you have property you want to sell in Idabel, OK? Call me, Judi Barrett, Integrity Real Estate Services, 118 SE Ave N, Idabel, OK at 580-212-5946 and let's talk about the steps involved to get that done!