He Who Hesitates...

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...loses the bid and loses the property.

I guess "the market" is picking up in my neck of the woods.  It's been 2 weeks and I've written 3 different offers for three different buyers.  As the saying goes, "third time's the charm", but that has not been the case here in beautiful Bel Air and surrounds. You see, each of my aforementioned 3 buyers were, how should I put it, a day late and a dollar short.  None of the 3 buyers' offers were accepted because another buyer (or three) beat us to the punch.

He who hesitates loses.

So, If you're currently in the buying mode and you see a property you really like, do something wild and crazy -- step outside of the box, break through the paradigm...

make an offer on it. 

And here's something even crazier -- get that offer in today because when you get around to making your offer tomorrow, that home you really like may be under contract...

with another buyer.

Ask my three buyers.

Anyways, I'm seeing the whole silver lining of it all; the market is turning...

ever so slowly,

yet surely...

and I'm thinking it's a good thing.

Call me if you want to buy or sell in Bel Air.  I'm a Realtor!

 

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Rainer
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Rich Mielke
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Lanette, I bet all three of those buyers are telling you, that was the one house that they wanted.

November 01, 2008 01:25 PM
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Lanre Folayan
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Lanette some buyers just need to completely trust and stop thinking that all we want to do is just receive a commission check. However it is sad that that's the case for some real estate agents. Have a great weekend. Great post.

November 01, 2008 06:10 PM
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Brian Burke
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Lanette - we had this happening about two months ago - several times over. Lately the offers have been accepted though (yeay!) ~Rita

November 01, 2008 11:05 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Lanette, that's happening in some neighborhoods here, and they're not even short sales!

November 02, 2008 09:42 PM
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Lanette - I see this as great news!  Not too long ago people were too afraid to even shop for a home!  I know you'll find the right home for your clients!

We haven't spoke for a couple of months...I hope all is well.

 

 

November 03, 2008 04:57 PM
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
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KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate

Morning Lanette!  A few months ago I read an article wherein a millionarire said, "Don't suck your thumb when it comes to making a decision." He went on to say that if he thinks about buying something, and has an interest and then actually goes to look - he makes a decision right then and there.  I have told a client or two this same thing -- if you sit around thinking that a home will be there tomorrow and there is plenty of time - even in this market - the good deals are GONE and FAST!  Nice one! Hope all is going well!  --Gabrielle

November 04, 2008 05:23 AM
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C Tann-Starr
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LOL @ Gabrielle... I have got to use that don't suck your thumb line - too funny! Lanette, there is hope yet! Great post!

November 04, 2008 05:38 AM
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Lanette Branch
Bel Air, MD REALTOR
RE/MAX Components

Hi ya'll,

Thanks for dropping by and thank you for your comments! My apologies for not responding sooner...I've been very busy showing more properties to those 3 buyers.  Seriously!

I think losing out on those homes has lit a fire under their butts! 

 

November 08, 2008 06:54 PM
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Melody Botting
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I love this post and not sure how I missed it.  You are absolutely right!  The market is changing and if someone waits to make an offer they will lose it.  Imagine that!  You lose out on your dream home simply because you wanted to sleep on it one more night or you are trying to make the sellers nervous?

November 08, 2008 07:04 PM
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I love this post.  I can't wait to get back into my office so I can take and email you a couple of snap shots.  I'm always saying... He who hesitates has no lake house.  In fact I have it here on my profile and a friend needle pointed it and framed it for me.  I love this post. 

November 08, 2008 09:10 PM
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Nice post! Too bad for those buyers who hesitated.

November 10, 2008 12:02 PM
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He Who Hesitates...

...loses the bid and loses the property.

Yep,  been there done that with clients.  Can bring a horse to water....

November 12, 2008 12:33 PM
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