The Difference in Markets Made it a Short Time on The Market!

Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 141871

The Difference in Markets Made it a Short Time on The Market!

Friday, August 25th, she called me.  It was time to list their home for sale.  They were ready to move to Southern California... (edited 9/9/18 - Not their real destination.. changed to protect their details and identity) they had been kinda' talking about it for a while. They have a small place in the country about 3 miles outside of Broken Bow). I ran listing comps and prepared a listing agreement.  They came in and signed it.  We made an appointment for Monday the 27th to take photos and map the floor plan.  I took over a hundred photos.  I usually do... somewhere between 100 and 200.  Mapped the floor plan that day also. 

Tuesday, the 28th, I started the processing.. choosing the best photos, post processing.  Wedenesday I was busy showing homes.  I was able to finish up the post processing by the end of the day Thursday and post the listing online on Friday. 

That week-end, the home got a lot of attention and by Monday morning, I had three very interested parties and two appointments set up. 

I had finished mapping the floorplan and had much of it interactive Friday morning (yesterday) and had another showing the day before.  In fact, it was a second showing for one of the previous viewers.  9 am.. when I checked messages, I had a message from the Seller.. she had sent it at 5 am.  She and her husband had been doing some hard thinking.  It was stealing her sleep at night...She wanted to take the home off the market.  The differences in prices of homes between our area and the area they were wanting to move to was the problem.  At their age, they did not want to have a mortgage.  Their home here is paid for.  Selling it would not bring them enough money to pay cash for a home where they wanted to move...

SO the difference in markets made t a short time on the market!  Ready to buy or sell your home, call me, Judi Barrett, Associate Broker at Integrity Real Estate Services, 118 SE Avenue N, Idabel, OK 74745.  Phone: 580-212-5946


NOTICE** Details about this seller are not the same as in this post... to protect the identity of my client**

Comments (2)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jodi the CA market probably has the highest home prices in the country.  I guess they did not look at the prices before putting the house on the market.

Sep 08, 2018 12:28 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Judi, so sorry to hear it and indeed our market is extremely high, most people move from here to other parts of the country  in order that they could have a free and clear house and lots of cash to live the life they dreamed about...Endre

Sep 08, 2018 11:21 PM