Long Island Home Seller Asks: Will My House Sell Fast?

Real Estate Agent with The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803

Home Sellers Ask: Will My Long Island House Sell Fast?


It May And It May Not.


A House Can Sell Quickly. A House Can Take A Long Time To Sell.



As an example, recently we showed one of our buyers a home at 1:00 p.m. and they were going to be the first buyers to see it. Our buyers liked it, but wanted to see a few more units before making their decision. When I called a couple of hours later to make a full price - cash, no contingency offer, the listing agent told me we were too late. The sellers accepted the first offer they received from the 2nd couple who looked at it. Even though I told the buyers this home was priced right, was in great condition and that it would go quickly, they thought they had some time before making their decision...They were wrong!


Here's the reality...the Real Estate market is controlled by the buyers and what they are willing to pay for a home or condo. If a property is priced right, in good condition, in a nice area, it will attract buyers. If there are many showings and lots of potential interest but no solid offers, then the price is too high. Those are the homes that can take a longer time to sell.


Then, there are homes that are unique and may need a particular type of buyer. Log Cabin homes, small 1 bedroom cottages, homes on main roads, homes with lots of land, homes with too little land, homes hanging too close to a bluff...the list goes on. Every buyer has their own style and what they are looking for.


We are working with a single woman who will only look at homes that are 5,000 sq ft or more. We are also working with a family of 4 who are looking for a 2,000 sq ft residence. There are those that are looking for traditional homes and those that want ultra modern. As a seller, don't take it personally if a buyer likes your house or not. Not every style appeals to all.



So, How Is The Long Island Housing Market Doing?


According to The Long Island Multiple Service, The September 2019 closed median home price for Long Island, which includes Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens housing data was $495,000 representing a 7.6% increase over last September. 


Bottom Line: We know homes can sell very fast and some will take time. We can't draw a true comparison because there are so many variables in selling a home. The time of the year, the weather can also be a factor. What we do know is this...If you decide to work with Realtors® Lawrence "Larry" and Sheila Agranoff, we will work diligently to get your house sold and negotiate the best price for you.


When you are ready to "Sell", Call Our Cell: 631-805-4400

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Sheila and Larry... that is one question I tell my sellers I never answer! I've had listings that I thought would sell in a NY minute which didn't and I've had listings I thought I'd take to my grave with me that sold in a bidding war within days. It might be the hardest question for Realtors to answer.

Nov 07, 2019 04:07 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 (sheila)... I can easily answer that question.... from what I can see, no matter what the scenario may be, when you list with Larry and Sheila, you can call it SOLD!!

Nov 07, 2019 04:16 AM #2
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There are never guarantees, but if sellers have their home in tip-top shape, chances are very good it will sell quickly!

Nov 07, 2019 04:59 AM #3
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I LOVE your blog today Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 . I get many questions like this in a given week and it opens the door for me to answer them and earn a new client

Nov 07, 2019 05:17 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sheila and Larry - hmm...well this is certainly a conversation starter.  When in comes to Long Island real estate, you definitely understand that it only takes one buyer and one seller to make a transaction come together.  The details matter how that happens.  

Nov 07, 2019 05:30 AM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Delayed decisions can lead to lost opportunities.

Nov 07, 2019 06:32 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sheila and Larry,

It is one of those "it depends answers!"  When we know we love something, we just do it, but some people have the mentality to check and that is good also.  It is another example of human nature.  A

Nov 07, 2019 12:30 PM #7
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Thank you for your comments. As we all know, a house can sell quickly or may take some time...

Nov 10, 2019 01:42 AM #8
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