How can I compete with the developer when selling my lot?

Asked by Daniela, 78259 Tue Aug 19, 2008

Anyone knows how to quickly sell and advertise a lot in Bridlegate development? I have a horse property lot in a subdivision of a gated community called Bridlegate. How can I compete with the developer? I can't advertise or put signs on the lot (it's against the regulation codes). I also know there are tons of listings on the mls. How can I advertise and compete with a showroom and prices from the developers that are still selling their own lots?

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corporatevei…, , 89109
Mon Nov 12, 2012
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If you fall into any of these categories, or simply have a retirement nest egg - you need to remove any incentive for people to sue you right now! @
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Andrea McGil…, Agent, Bandera, TX
Fri Jun 22, 2012
This is a really hard thing to do in Bridlegate, but one way is to work with a Realtor. Our property listings are provided all over the internet and to other agents when each of us look for property. I know you don't want to be just another listing, but at times that is all that can be done. I advertise in many locations such as Zillow, Trulia, 2 MLS systems (kerr and San Antonio) Landsofamerica, ranch/land broker website, craigs list and many other places. I did have a person call yesterday asking if they were making a good decision on buying out there.

One other item you may want to address, is next time the appraisal district gives you your tax statement, or best yet.. call them before may of next year and contest your taxes! They need to be addressed and I am sure that many have not been. We brokers/agents can help you with solds (resale)!

The Sales people at Bridlegate are very good sales people! So.. If the buyer goes there 1st, then it is very hard to change their direction.

Wish I could be of more help, but I hope I provided some light. Call or email me if I can be of more help! 210-413-7392 is my direct#
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Tue Aug 19, 2008
Could you offer the sales reps a better incentive to sell your lot versus what they make from the developer?
Obviously the sales reps want to sell their inventory first, but I've often kept sales reps in the loop and seen them offer up properties that are not listed by them or their company.
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Margaret T.…, Agent, Conroe, TX
Tue Aug 19, 2008
It is hard to compete with the developer unless you are selling at a give away price or you will owner finance. The owner finance is hard to do unless you have the cash up front to pay the commission to pay a Realtor, or you are will to sell at a small discount and advertise your self. This will be the only way to sell in this property. You can advertise in Bandera, Kerville or San Antonio even Houston if you mention the Horse property .Forget Borne it is too similar.
Good Luck
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