|We want to give you an example of what we've seen in one of our own neighborhoods.
In the spring, we've seen our neighbors fixing up their homes (using stacked stones around the flowerbeds, a new
roof, etc). Maybe a few of these homes are sold just as the school year is ending; but, then we'll see 6-8 more
homes come on the market between April and late summer, only to see most of them not selling.
As Realtors, we cannot solicit listings that are already listed....but we can at least let you know, through this website
page, what we're thinking.
First, we see some of the major firms putting signs in yards...and that's probably that last time the sellers will see their
agents. We'll notice flyer boxes on the for sale signs sit empty for days or weeks on end.
Second, we'll see a few FSBO's finally list with an agent but the agents overpriced the homes. We want to be able to
tell our neighbors that the agent overpriced their house so they'll get the net proceeds they want.....and that agent
hasn't done them any favors because they continue to pay that mortgage for the next 6-8 months...and by then other
homes may have sold and then the market may be going soft because the new school year is starting (and a lot of
people wait until early spring to think about moving again)...but we can't tell them that because as Realtors, we can't
interfere with another's listing.
It's always good to have a list of professionals in your Rolodex that you can trust: a good mechanic, lawyer...and
don't forget: a trustworthy real estate agent. And by trustworthy, we obviously don't mean the one who spends the
most on ads or billboards.
Don't be swayed by the salesmanship tactics that may leave your home on the market for months more than you'd
like.....and don't go with a major firm that will likely price your home 10% below to move it quicker...when you deserve
You deserve a Realtor that truly cares about your interests.....call Dan Stewart Realtors today!