2. Educating buyer of market
3. writing good offer and getting house at the right price
Depending on price and location homes are selling in days here in Portland and buyers are having a hard time understanding this. Agents cannot believe how many offers are on a house when some times homes have more than 20 offers in less than 24 hours buyers write offers with out going to the property since there is no time. Not a fun time for all the realtors running around trying to educate buyers on the current market. What ever happened to the good old days of 4-6 months on the market?
29 years in this great business and still loving it.
Tom Inglesby, Broker RE/MAX Equity Group, Portland, Or
1. too many cash buyers who drive up prices and wipe out the competition. now believe me, i'm a true capitalist who believes in the free-market. and maybe people can budget better, pull their monies together and get on the same level but it does create a damper when submitting offers.
2. aggressive listing agents who hyper-inflate property values. again, i'm all for the free market... but anyone who's college-educated and learned about "the tragedy of the commons" can tell you that slow & steady is far better a volatile market.
3. unrealistic buyers, especially in phoenix. some people think they can buy a scottsdale property with south phoenix money. people don'[t realize that in order to get a property customized, it has to be THEM doing the customizing.
all in all, being a realtor is no different than other professions where you deal with the public, you have a substantial competitive edge and the majority of people only think they know... when they really don't.
Even if the market is challenging, keep going!
Katherine J. Higgins
6263 N. Scottsdale Road, #140
Scottsdale, AZ 85250