Special offer

Marching to a Successful Conclusion

Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Marching to a Successful Conclusion

It's March and for many it's the race to pick an elite team and crown them as the best of the best in College Basketball.  It is a long and hard road and it takes athleticism, luck and a lot of hard work to reach the pinnacle.  This is an event like no other and is watched worldwide. 

Marching to a Successful ConclusionIt is a team event that takes a lot of work. It starts with the coaching and their ability to select players that will blend and work together to a common goal. There is a lot of preparation behind the scenes with practice; time spent looking at videos of games of the competition, and then getting the players to buy into the instructions.

Ther is the skill of the players, the coaching as well as some luck that is needed to be able to close it out and raise that trophy.

There are a lot of similarities, especially in the highly competitive market of the past couple of years. 

Buyers can do a lot of viewing online, but it takes more than just marching through the door of an open house to be able to purchase a home. Preparation is necessary both with the professional real estate agent and a loan officer.

But with the way the market is so competitive, it requires a buyer to be better than ready. Waiting to see a hot property will not work. 

Marching to a Successful Conclusion

The buyer of today needs to be competitive and may also need to be less, particular as to what a house may have and also be willing to forego inspections or submit a contract detailing the inspections strictly for information.  Even then, if its worded properly and a major issue is uncovered that may even be unknown to a seller, a negotiation or release is possible.

Being well coached as well as ready to move to action will make the March to closing in March, or any other month, successful.  

This an entry to the March Challenge, "March to a Solution  hosted by  Patricia Feager and Kathleen Daniels.

Marching to a Successful Conclusion



Posted by


Edward (Ed) Silva
Broker Associate

Serving Central Connecticut Sellers and Buyers

My Blog
Email Me

C:  203-206-0754
Call or Text

O:  203-758-6440


Do you know anyone who is behind on their mortgage and doesn't know what to do? I may be able to help them. I am an experienced Short Sale Broker

Short Sales in Connecticut


Search all active Connecticut listings



Comments (21)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva - thank  you for your third entry for the March to a Solution|ActiveRain March 2023 Challenge! For me, this is one of the best blog posts I read from you. There are so many different pearls of wisdom and excellent advice too!

Mar 26, 2023 03:03 PM
Phyllis Ross
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Realtor Central Kansas Residential Sales

Insightful information Ed. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

Mar 26, 2023 03:39 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed I agree.  In today's market, a Buyer and their Realtor better be prepared and on their game.

Mar 26, 2023 04:52 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Ed Silva 
Real Estate is definitely a team sport, and the real estate agent is always in the middle as the coach to keep everyone going in the right direction.  Stay on track and focus or your bracket (I mean contract) might get busted.

Mar 26, 2023 05:25 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Congratulations. Your post is Featured in the BananaTude Group.

Mar 26, 2023 05:27 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Ed Silva, I like your analogy with March Madness preparedness, skill, and competition.

It does take more than marching through a door to an open house.

Being well-coached and well-prepared to March into action will lead to success.

Thank you for your full participation in the March to a Solution Challenge. 

Mar 26, 2023 05:49 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

 Ed Silva we always tell our agents there is never a dumb question, ask your manager or coach before you get yourself in trouble!

Mar 26, 2023 05:55 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, buyers do need to be prepared with being approved, knowing their budget and what their must-haves are.

Mar 26, 2023 06:28 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Ed Silva in a successful real estate transaction many individuals participate as a team work. Excellent post!

Mar 26, 2023 08:18 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Having an excellent coach (and listening to that coach) can make a huge difference in being successful!

Mar 27, 2023 05:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Ed... a great analogy. I often tell people that any idiot can get a license and be a door opener... but the value I bring is 30 years of experience and that's what they need from me, not the door opening skills.

Mar 27, 2023 05:59 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Buyers need to be "in the game" this season Ed. The competition is tough out there, and you need to be in t to win it ~

Mar 27, 2023 06:40 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

March Madness lasts a relatively short time.  Our Madness lasts all year, year after year! Well done.  I really enjoyed your post.

Mar 27, 2023 06:44 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You are definitely the right coach for buyers in Waterbury!  March Madness has certainly been mad this year, haha.  I am sad that my team got knocked out early but kind of happy with the Final Four.  I hope that a true underdog will win it this year!

Mar 27, 2023 06:54 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Ed - I believe successful conclusions of all sorts are a "collective" effort.  

Mar 27, 2023 07:32 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Great post Ed and I like your analogy.  Being prepared is absolutely necessary for all parties involved. And buyers are either in the game and ready to play - and listen to their coach - you, or not.  Wise buyers will listen!

Mar 27, 2023 12:27 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Ed and great way of putting this with March Madness and the important of coaching for sure.  Good one.


Mar 28, 2023 07:36 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

So much goes on behind the scenes of a successful sales transaction, Ed. People think it's easy until they try it!

Mar 28, 2023 07:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share. Home buyers need the best professional advice in the current market.

Mar 28, 2023 09:41 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Good analogy, and good coaching, Ed. It's a challenging market in a number of ways and it varies by location. The media is not a buyer's friend!


Mar 31, 2023 09:05 PM