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Yes, Quick Sales DO Still Happen in This Market

Crofton home sellers, like everyone else across the country, are hesitant to put their homes on the market.  You hear about homes languishing on the market for weeks, even months, and then rock bottom prices when they finally do sell.  It doesn’t have to be that way.

I’ve personally been involved in two quick and smooth real estate transactions that settled within the past 30 days.

The first was my daughter Susan’s purchase of a new home – granted, it was in Texas and not Crofton, but it’s similar to a local case that settled yesterday… I don’t think either home sale was “just” an isolated incident. 

Susan’s RE/MAX agent received an offer on one of her listings, and the buyer had a home to sell.  The agent realized immediately this house would be a good match for Susan, and showed it to her before the property went on the market.  Yes, you know the rest of the story… Susan bought the home and is now on her way to “happily ever after”.  

Congratulations, Your Home Sold Before It Even Went on the Market!In the local case I mentioned, an army officer returning from overseas duty found my blog before she even arrived in the area.  I showed her some Crofton townhomes, but she was undecided. 

In the meantime, I went on a listing appointment for a detached home that I thought the young woman might like, and I showed it to her as a buyer’s agent before the home was listed.  Again, before the home even went on the market, we had a sale that settled Monday.  Needless to say, the seller is very happy to have such a smooth relocation to North Carolina, and the buyer is just thrilled with her new home.  They’re both amazed at the “luck” which brought them together.

Neither of these sales could have happened at all, let alone so quickly, if a real estate agent had not been involved.  I know it’s tempting to try and save the commission, but both of these sellers would surely tell you how happy they are with their fast sale at a fair market price; and the buyers would tell you how pleased they were to be working with an agent who is really on top of the market.

Working with an agent is certainly no guarantee of results like this, but it can and does happen – even in today’s troubled housing market.  With so much doom and gloom being reported, I thought you might like to hear some happy stories!

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