As with any smart buyer, those who have been in the trench with me for a bit, who have seen a fair share of the inventory – they can walk into a home just like I can, and spit out a pretty good estimate where it will sell. Well, this just happened recently.
In combing through some last minute listings before heading out to see a few places, I noticed a brand new listing in the Glen that had just come on the market. Day 1. So new, that when I called for an appointment, the office didn’t know how to handle my call. He-hee. Soon after, I met up with my sharp & rational buyers (no, they’re not all like that) and said “I have a surprise for you.”
In that we had been looking for a home for several months, they knew the inventory & what price homes were selling for. So when I said to them, “This is a brand new listing, and on paper it appears to be a good value – so if we like it, let’s jump on it,” they knew what I meant. I want my buyers to be first to the gun, the early bird gets the worm, all that advantage.
So at 5pm I saw it on-line, we were in the house at 6pm, and by 9pm we had a deal. Done. All that research and pounding the pavement paid off.
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