Showing houses... one at a time!

Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX Preferred RS152252A

This market in Chester and Delaware Counties is brutal. One listing a day comes up for each buyer I am working with.  20 million buyers for each listing.  Yes... I know, I'm exaggerating but seriously, this is hard work.  Writing offers, giving the best possible price, conditions, and terms and still losing out.  It's crushing for buyer clients.

I'm not sure what is worse, spending the day showing 10 to 12 houses to a single buyer or being on call 24/7 in case a house comes up for everyone you are working with.  For the past 3 years, I have been reluctant to even take a day or two at the beach for fear that a listing would come up that my buyers want to see!  Each year I think it will get better and we have been in this slog and dearth of listings for what feels like 5 years now. 

I know the market is changing in some areas but so far in the Philadelphia suburbs, we are still in a serious Seller's market.

I'd love to hear from my colleagues across the US.



Posted by

Susan C. Mangigian

re/max preferred
117 Campus Blvd, Suite 155, Newtown Square, PA 19073

610-719-1700 main office, 610-299-6237 cell 

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Comments (4)

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

Susan, that was our market for the last two years, and finally due to the higher interest rates, it is not as frenzied.  Hope you get to the beach soon!

Jun 20, 2023 11:28 AM
Susan Mangigian

Thank you.  The beach doesn't seem to be in my future this summer!

Jun 21, 2023 10:35 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Susan, I have never been a fan of showing more than six homes, most buyers get confused and do not remember what they saw.... may I suggest relax and do what you have to do:) Endre

Jun 20, 2023 10:16 PM
Susan Mangigian

I agree 6 homes is more than enough.  Sometimes you just do what the client wants!

Jun 21, 2023 10:36 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.
Jun 27, 2023 02:11 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Aug 14, 2023 07:46 AM