As far as you personally writing neighbors, I agree with Bob, it will probably weaken your negotiating position. My advice would be to interview some full time professional agents, find someone you are comfortable with, that listens to YOUR needs and have the work with you through the process. There are so many things that can come up, let someone with experience guide you through what is probably life's largest purchase. Best of luck. I feel an informed client makes the best decisions regarding their real estate needs. Let me know if I can be of assistance.
Broker Associate, GRI, SFR, NHS
Real Estate Consulting, Marketing & Sales
Prudential Tropical Realty
2539 Countryside Blvd #3 Clearwater, FL 33761
What you have expressed is not an uncommon from buyers in the Palm Harbor and Dunedin area. The existing inventory is not satisfactory for many buyers.
I've recently closed on four Palm Harbor/ Dunedin homes from little villas to big water view condos.
And a few months before that, Big Water homes and condos overlooking Boca Ciega Bay. Even when there is no satisfactory inventory, buyers and sellers who enroll in a professional's 'First Look" plan are able to find the homes they want and bypass most of the hysteria.
I feel your question does not adequately reveal the full story.
How are you able to determine what homes are for sale in a community?
Are you working with a professional?
Do you have access to the MLS?
Are you of the belief all homes for sale have a sign in the yard?
That is the great thing about real estate. The buyer and seller have no shortage of options regarding how they choose to go about their home search. Even DIY.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, Fl
Serious questions merit a phone call
Your probability of success would be enhanced by using the Realtor of your choice to do the farming, Additionally that Realtor can search for potential foreclosures, bank owned homes not on the market and even door-knocking depending on the community (especially since I live in Palm Harbor).
This way your identity remains more private.
Perhaps a quick call would be more enlightening as to your best approach.
Future Home Realty, Inc.