My husband sells new construction homes. The market is so bad right now.... what is everyone else doing to?

Asked by Bv, New Jersey Mon Nov 5, 2007

keep their heads above the water?
HELP! He is looking for a new career even though he is an excellent salesperson.

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Linda J Sears, , Lady Lake, FL
Mon Nov 5, 2007
Bv,

New Jersey is a horrible market right now. Couple of questions.....has the builder done all he can to move the properties? Offered incentives? Dropped the prices? Free upgrades (appliances, hardwood floors, etc.)? 100% financing? If not maybe your husband should suggest it. He may end up being a hero. If the builder has then have your husband do his homework. Usually there is an area or maybe a price point that is still moving. He may have to sell another area but it might keep you going!

Hope this helps
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ian cockburn, Agent, New Orleans, LA
Mon Nov 5, 2007
Get out of the cold...Move to New Orleans...the market is moving forward at a momentum not seen in 300 yrs.
Web Reference:  http://www.iansellsnola.com
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Brian Burke, Agent, Highlands Ranch, CO
Tue Jan 8, 2008
Have him try re-sale. You have to work hard and do your time to make it these days.
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Justin Kilis…, Agent, Morristown, NJ
Mon Nov 5, 2007
The market is still good and the home just needs to be priced right on the $ - I have sold many new constructions this year and have one under contract in the 700k range. You know what's funny - the media fanning the flame...the skys falling the skys falling - well you know what, you need SHELTER!

Maybe I can assist you - Feel free to email me your area and I'll see what I can do.
Web Reference:  http://www.isellroxbury.com
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Pam Winterba…, Agent, Danville, VA
Mon Nov 5, 2007
New construction is predicated on the resales. I would have consider a resale market with a large brokerage as that would be a great option. Good luck.
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The Hagley G…, Agent, Pleasanton, CA
Mon Nov 5, 2007
Tell him not to give up! A traditionall brokerage may be his best bet. He can create his own sales. All it takes is the embracing of technology, perisitence, and passion. He will regret leaving if he does.
Web Reference:  http://www.cindihagley.com
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Jean Doyle, , Mt Arlington, NJ
Mon Nov 5, 2007
There are markets that are still doing ok. New construction can be tough right now. Maybe he should consider working with a traditional broker doing resales and buyers. You have to work at it but there is plenty of business to be had.
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