"It is what it is, if we continue
to do, what we've always done"
Unfortunately, the industry continues to
to sell homes in the past --- I believe in a different NEW APPROACH
across this country, we've seen and heard in the
national news about devastating stories that have
literally ruined the life savings and retirement hopes
of so many of our citizens.
We come out of such rewarding years of continual
economic growth and witnessed the personal net worth of
homeowners nearly everywhere in the country rise like
never before --- yet, only to be dashed away in a fairly
quick turnaround by the collapse of the sub prime
lending market, and the disappointing failure of so many
new homeowners to survive the conversion of adjustable
rate mortgages to much higher interest rates and monthly
All of us
seem to know a friend, a love one, perhaps a neighbor
who is lose everything to bankruptcy or home
extraordinarily hard times with the price of oil driving
consumer fuel prices almost unbearable for even middle
class Americans to sustain, while at the same time the
value of our dollar is shrinking at an alarming rate.
weren't enough, now we have the dilemma of folks wanting
to sell their home, but because so many first time home
buyers have become unqualified by all the lending
changes, and because so many qualified homeowners who
want to buy up or down cannot do so, until they find
buyers for their own home first, it places the market is
a quandary what to do next.
believe we have the answer to the whole thing!
there are just too many OVER PRICED HOMES ON THE MARKET
--- Agents need to get control of this situation and
confront the sellers to order a professional home
appraisal to validate the listing prices and adjust the
listing price to a level that causes offers to be
placed. If this is not accomplished, agents should
then elect to terminate the listing without hesitation.
MLS's should be stepping forth to require agents to
sponsor 4-hour open houses in two time slot options, 9AM
to 1 PM or 3 PM - 7 PM in different segments of their
servicing areas during the weekends to attract buyers to
and I both know, we could go on and on with what we
could do but when we have to rely on someone else to do
it, it won't get done. Especially not this time.
The animal is too big of a beast.
what I recommend to get the job done...
Sellers, here are 10
Steps I'd use to get your home sold --- and sold in