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STEP UP or STEP OUT: What Buyers Need to Know About a Multiple Offer Market

I have had at least three calls in the past week from frustrated agents who were trying to figure out what they were doing wrong and why their clients lost yet another offer in a multiple offer situation. After long discussions that detailed every step of what these agents did, I was convinced that it […]

I Don’t Want It Unless Someone Else Wants It!

hand dangling house key

There is an interesting phenomenon occurring in the real estate world that has some agents perplexed. Some of their listings are getting multiple offers while others sit gaining nothing more than additional days on the market. It seems that the more offers that are received on a property the more offers that continue to trickle […]

Imperfect Homes in Otherwise Perfect Areas

purple home amidst tan ones

I cannot tell you the number of times I have worked with a buyer who had a “discerning eye”. Or to put it more bluntly… who were “picky”! And well they should be! They are about to make what is likely their biggest investment to date. However, when “picky” gives way to “unrealistic” then it […]

Multiple Offer Madness: Prepping the Sellers

many hands reaching toward one house

Multiple offers create a complex situation where it is very easy to have misunderstandings between the many parties that are involved. Each party comes to the table with a different set of dynamics, objectives, and priorities. Sellers want to get the highest price and the best terms. Buyers want to buy at the lowest price […]

Ask Denise: Seller Wants Too High Price

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, with our tight inventory and multiple offers, my seller thinks if we price the house really high (20% above my price!) that buyers will flock to it anyway and continue to drive the price up. I have tried to redirect him, but how can I prove that it just won’t sell at that […]

Multiple Offer Madness: Prepping the Buyers

many hands raised in the air

It seems that just when you think you have the real estate market figured out, it changes. Not so long ago many real estate agents were juggling short sales, but today in many areas they are now grappling with multiple offer situations. Multiple offers are here to stay as inventory levels continue to decline due […]

WHAT IF? Essential Words to Use when Pre-Qualifying a Buyer

Young Buyers with Agent

If you have spent hours driving around buyers who aren’t really ready to buy, you know the importance of making sure buyers are pre-qualified before they get in your car. And I don’t just mean pre-qualified with a lender. I mean agents need to take the time to ask some tough questions of the buyer […]

Keeping Morale Up in a Frenzied Multiple Offer Market

Real estate agent handing keys to her clients

There is no doubt that the market has picked up in many areas and is moving at a pace that is hard to control and even harder to keep up with in others. In the markets with reduced or limited inventory we are seeing multiple offers and with those come the reality that only one […]

Ask Denise: Multiple Offer Situations

Denise Lones

Q: Denise, it’s “multiple offer madness” in my marketplace and I’m not sure how to prepare my clients for what will happen. I’ve only been in business a couple of years, so I haven’t had to face this before. Help! A: Multiple offers sound great if you’re representing a seller, and are a source of worry […]

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