You Have The Information, What Are You Going To Do With It?

Reblogger MaryKay Shumway
Real Estate Agent with The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948)

Missed opportunities....they can stick in our minds like a sliver in your finger. 


In 2017/2018, the most-often heard words to me from Door County property Buyers were:  "I know houses like this were selling for $20,000 $30,000 $75,000, $100,000 (fill in the blank) less on the shore or in this neighborhood from 2012-2015....

why didn't I buy then?"


Buyer's remorse on missing out on a sale is a VERY real thing.   I have rarely, in my entire career, had actual remorse when someone purchased something.  Most buyers are realizing their Door County dreams, some of which have been a desire for years or even decades. All of the other remorse is on the "missed opportunity".  Work with me, my advice is free!  I can provide a wealth of current information on the Door County real estate market.


If I counsel that something is under-priced or sitting in a hot market, or a very unique value--don't wait.  Don't hesitate.  There is never a "perfect" time to buy, but if things fall into place where you get the home you want at a reasonable price--that is nearly perfect. 


The re-blog below did a good job of what I hear often:  although it is written for the Cincinnati market, it applies perfectly to all areas.  If the home you want is out there and you can afford it--don't wait.  2019 promises much of the same tight market as 2018.  See Door County properties and search the entire Door County MLS at  Together, we can find that perfect Door County property for sale this year.

Original content by Liz and Bill Spear SAL.2002007747

horse drinkingAs a real estate agent, much of my role focuses on providing information to my buyers and sellers in Greater Cincinnati.

Gathering data and understanding the market trends.

Assessing a neighborhood's history. 

Do homes sell fast or slow? 

What's in demand? 

Pros and cons of the area?

And once I have that information, putting it in context for my clients or solving problems to create options my clients might never have considered.

But I can only go so far as an agent.

I'm not the one making the actual decisions.

I can strongly advise and do my best to make sure they understand the risks and rewards.

"This is the price this neighborhood will support and here are the past sales and current market activity to prove it.".

"This home won't last long.  Homes in this community are moving in single digit days.  You saw the people looking before and after us?  You like it, you better offer on it NOW."

"This home is underpriced, $20k below any other sale in the last 2 years."

"The seller is willing to do a lease back after closing so you don't have to break your rental lease and you can STILL get the home you love if we get that offer written before someone else does."

Missed opportunities rarely offer a second chance.

I'm not trying to call our clients horses, but this is the real life "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink" proverb at work.

The information is there.

The decision is yours.

What's it going to be?

Drink or be thirsty?



Just call 513-520-5305 or email and we can discuss how we can best help you!

Serving Greater Cincinnati home buyers and sellers,

Bill of Liz and Bill aka BLiz


Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas

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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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Great summary introduction!

Thanks for the reblog!

Jan 28, 2019 01:27 PM #1
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

MaryKay Shumway - I also like your intro to this re-blog and liked what you had to say.

Also, I am thinking of you and all the people in WI during this winter freeze. I hope you and your family are all doing well, warm, and safe.

Feb 01, 2019 04:38 AM #2
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