Dear John Letter & Halifax's Market

Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty Canada Inc. NSREC# 9421

Just ramblings of a very frustrated agent trying to help the loveliest couple find their dream home.

We found the perfect house, seriously, the PERFECT house. I thought for sure we had it because my clients pulled out all the stops to get it. Yet it wasn't enough. I am so thankful my clients are understanding and know that it is beyond my control that we don't get offers accepted. 

Every property has its own buyer pool and it changes for every property we look at so we just need to submit an offer based on what we believe the property to be worth and not what it's listed for. It's the only way to be satisfied if we get it or not. 

I know it will work out, it usually does but in 11 years, it has never taken this long. 

Keeping the faith...

Comments (10)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Tina, I feel your pain, and this last couple of years have been very frustrating.  One buyer last year I wrote 12 offers over 3 months before they finally got a home.   Good luck, KNOW your clients will get a home soon.

Jan 19, 2022 07:53 AM
Tina Parker

Thanks! 🙃 This gives me hope. 

Jan 19, 2022 09:07 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Wow!  It's times like these that I'm glad to be retired.  😯

Jan 19, 2022 08:07 AM
Tina Parker

I try not to think about what I'll be getting paid (not getting paid) by the hour. Folks working entry level jobs are making more money. You got out in time. 😬

Jan 19, 2022 09:08 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow! I love your video by the way- and that sounded like a VERY attractive offer. Unbelievable. Keep the faith!

Jan 22, 2022 05:06 AM
Tina Parker

Thanks Kat!

Jan 24, 2022 01:28 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Tina. Like Carol Williams it is nice to be retired. Also nice to see buyers maintain their common sense in a tight market. Enjoy your day 

Jan 22, 2022 06:40 AM
Tina Parker

Thanks. Humour is definitely a requirement.

Jan 24, 2022 01:28 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Tina - at least your clients know you have their best interests at heart.  This is really a unusual buyers market.

Jan 22, 2022 08:05 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Well, one must consider that significantly better may not mean to the seller's advantage. It could have also meant that the listing agent wrote the contract for her own buyer and that to her would have been significantly better

Jan 22, 2022 08:25 AM
Tina Parker

Unfortunately, I've experienced this too. I'm going to choose to not look. ;)

Jan 24, 2022 01:27 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Tina I'm so glad Carol Williams featured this post!  Love it!  We too are experiencing the same kind of market and sometimes it's so over the top nuts we my sellers are offered. I wish you luck in finding your lovely couple a home - SOON!  Great Video!!

Jan 22, 2022 10:20 AM
Tina Parker

Thanks Anna!

Jan 24, 2022 01:27 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Tina Parker ,

I'm glad that Carol Williams featured your post in her Second Chance Saturday Series. I feel your pain but you are right..keep the faith you will get a house for your buyers!

Jan 22, 2022 05:02 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I so appreciate your frustration on behalf of your clients.  You want the best for your clients - period!

Jan 22, 2022 05:44 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


I'm so sorry to hear but sadly it's a story we see repeated over and over. Keep the faith, it WILL happen. But it's certainly very frustrating for buyers these days.


Jan 23, 2022 02:20 PM
Tina Parker

Yes, so far from what I understand, it's all over North America! Crazy times.

Jan 24, 2022 01:26 PM