I'm not a high pressure sales guy. You might expect me to be if you didn't know me better. After all, an agent only gets paid when you buy a home and sign the papers, so why wouldn't I want to get to that payday? Maybe a little arm twisting might make it happen faster, right?
But my basic philosophy when it comes to being a real estate agent has never been about doing what I need to have a quick sale with my clients. Sure once in a while it's show one, sell one. But that's not the norm. I provide my clients the information, keep them up to date on availability, market trends, the important things that influence whether a particular house is THE one.
And one of the challenges of a big portion of our business being focused on low maintenance living choices, we're often faced with scarce options that move fast when the good ones are on the market.
I see a LOT of patio homes. At some point or another I've been in just about every Greater Cincinnati patio home community from northern Kentucky, through Cincinnati and up to Dayton.
That gives me a quick idea of below average, average and FANTASTIC on the patio home scale, and that's not just by price, but how a patio home stacks up against similarly priced patio homes.
And every now and again I'll see a patio home that is really special.
Such was the case this week. A newly listed patio home in a golf course community priced under $300,000 (barely, but under is under!). A buyer couple I'm working with toured the home and did love it, but the price was just a bit beyond where they really wanted to be, so they had to think about it. I made sure they knew THIS patio home was a serious cut above what I typically see at the price. Bigger, more features, more privacy, this was a patio home that I had no reason to expect to last for more than a couple of days on the market. If they wanted the home, it was urgent that they acted quickly. (ultimately they decided not to pursue the home).
Today another buyer couple found our patio home information and after a short chat hired us to help them. The home they were interested in? The exact same patio home.
Within 5 minutes of setting the showing appointment, the listing agent called to inform me: multiple offers in the first 24 hours and already under contract.
Absolutely no surprise to me. The great ones go fast.
And now it's time to continue the search for both buyer couples. It might be soon, or it might be months, but the RIGHT low maintenance home choice is out there to be found.
Serving Greater Cincinnati home buyers and sellers,
Bill & Liz aka BLiz