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13 Reasons A House Is Off The Market

Reasons why homes come off the market


When we search the MLS and see that a property is no longer on the market...we may wonder why.


-Maybe they've changed their minds. Yep, it happens.

-The seller falls back in love with the home and realizes it is not the time to let it go.

-The seller has decided that they would like to keep it in the family...stay longer, rent it, but allow the kids/grandkids to inherit.

-Maybe they are taking an extended vacation.

-Maybe there are personal health or family situations.

-Maybe because it did not sell, and they want to try a new real estate agent.

-Maybe they made some changes to age in place.

-Maybe they need a break from keeping the house in pristine condition 24/7.

-Maybe they feel the season has passed. With an in-ground pool, extensive flowering landscape, tennis court etc...they want to wait till the spring.

-Maybe one owner has bought the other one out.

-Maybe they are not ready to adjust the price to meet the market demands.

-Maybe they were talked into a reverse mortgage.

-Maybe there is a concern with the property, needing a roof, septic, well, or some other major repair.

There are many reasons why a property goes off the market.

Bet you can add a few more.


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Comment balloon 50 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • October 20 2019 03:33PM
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