5 Quick Tips For Buyers In A Seller's Market
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I recorded this podcast last week and applied every piece of it two days ago. Buyers flew in to Sarasota at noon on Friday. We met at our downtown office at 1:30 . We were looking at neighborhoods and houses that afternoon. Wrote and emailed an offer at 10pm Friday night. Required a response by 2pm the next day. Took the same buyers out the next morning to see more homes in a different community that I had previously tried to get them to consider. They loved this community way more than the other. While we were out, we received an automated email that a home in that community had just gone live on the MLS. We were inside that house within 1 hour of it being listed. We submitted a carefully crafted offer immediately and it was accepted Saturday evening. Although other showings were being scheduled by other agents and other offers were being submitted, we were the only ones to physically visit the property the first day it was listed.
We've already received this review from the buyers mentioned above - on REALTOR.com.
"I have to confess, I rarely take the time to write reviews. I am happy to make an exception for Steve. My husband & I just left spending the weekend with him. We all instantly hit it off. Steve and his supportive team/wife were such an answer to our prayers. He could not have been more thoughtful and accommodating. We are over the moon excited about our new home. He made a very arduous process fun and hassle free. We felt like we had concierge service. For those who may not feel you need a REALTOR in our age of information would be sorely mistaken. It was Steve who made this transaction happen for a buyer in a seller’s market."