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Are you "Fishing for Buyers"?

Real Estate Agent with Crye-Leike Bentonville Crossroads

The other evening, I slipped off to my neighbor's dock to do a little fishing.  I wasn't really expecting to catch anything, so I just dug up a couple of worms and grabbed an old pole with a hook and a bobber on it and set out to waste about 30 minutes and relax.

After about 10-15 minutes, the thought crossed my mind that it's a pretty good thing I'm not relying on my fishing skills to keep me fed.  Especially since I didn't arm myself with some quality bait and tackle.  I got to thinking that a lot of home-sellers do the same thing.  They just throw a hook in the water and wait to see if a fish accidentally hooks itself. 

Serious anglers know what they're doing.  They've studied the waters, they've gathered information on what's biting and what they're biting on.  Even those that don't have the time to do all the necessary pre-work can get an advantage by hiring a guide and listening to their advice.

Serious home sellers do the same thing.  They study the market, they gather information on who's buying and what they're purchasing.  Those that don't have the time or expertise hire Realtors® to guide them.   A Realtor® can tell them what's selling, what to expect, some of the things they can do to make their bait more attractive, and they can reduce the amount of time just sitting and waiting.

Call your local Realtor®-guide today and let them help you reel-in a good buyer.

Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Isn't it the truth?  Show me a body of water in MD or VA and I'll tell you how to catch fish in it.  Give me a day on any lake in MD or Va and I'll catch fish on it. 

Give me a home buyer who is ready-willing and able and I'll have them in a home in a very short period of time. 

I'm not bragging.  I just know what I'm doing because I've done my homework and know what lures to use, where and when.  I know the neighborhoods in my market are, financing, transportation and home styles/ages, etc. 

It's so much easier when you've done your homework.

May 28, 2008 10:35 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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That's a great fishing analogy - hope you have a plentiful catch.

May 28, 2008 10:51 PM
Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. - Cooper City, FL


We`re always fishing for buyers, it`s just given another name it`s called "Sales"....

May 28, 2008 10:55 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Gary, good analogy and well said. Thanks for sharing.

Good Post!

May 29, 2008 12:46 AM