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My Favorite Time To Sell Is Now!

 My Favorite Time To Sell Is Now! 

 

 

 

Now Is The time

 

Many people think spring is the only time to sell because that's when most houses look their best with green lawns and flowering trees.

My favorite time to sell is right now.

 Always build  listing inventory even if others  suggest waiting. The time to buy and sell is ALWAYS when the buyer and seller is ready.... and that can be any of our seasons and in any kind of weather.

 

 

  October's market is changing along with the fall colors.

Now's the time to be out there taking advantage of this  opportunity.

 

Here are 18 ways to help buyers and sellers make a move.

 

•1. Call ALL those buyers you had last year. Where are they? Many did not buy anything. There are good opportunities.

 

•2. Have the buyers send you their "Wish List," and then go make their dreams come true by finding the perfect home.

 

•3. Don't sit around complaining about the market. Be proactive. Write a book

 

•4. Do something to attract people - make your ads interesting, get on a radio show.

 

•5. Blog on a regular basis and share with your buyers and sellers. This is a great way to get your properties more exposure and will be a good way to attract peole who are moving in and out of Baltimore. 

 

•6. Find ways to reach your clients and prospects and keep your name in front of them. To repeat, blogging, radio show and advertising.

 

•7. Look at the expired, FSBO and withdrawn listings. They need us more than ever! Harvest that crop of business.

 

•8. Do something for the buyer and seller that brings them into the process. Offer them a place to tell you what they need, such as on your blog, or suggest they call into my live radio show ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE

 

•9. Get back to basics! Go to meetings, go to lectures, go to neighborhood associations,  go to business groups. Be involved. Get out of the office. Get face to face.  Support kids by going to their games and activities. Remember everyone needs to live somewhere. JOIN and be active in the activities that you enjoy.

 

•10. Have your cards available. Remember my definition of advertising: It is my job to let people know I am in real estate. It is not their job to remember. Keep your name in front of the public.

 

•11. Use your waiting time between appointments to make phone calls. If you have just shown a house, call the agent with feedback while the info is fresh. Hopefully they will return the favor when showing your listing.

 

•12. Remember that a small gesture goes a long way. How many Thank You notes have you written this week? How many phone calls?  It is so easy to take a few minutes to show your appreciation for someone who has made your day a bit better?

 

•13. Take a class - Check out the webinars. Set up a learning session with other members.

 

•14. Keep motivational podcasts available and really listen to them.

 

•15. Get a few agents together to brainstorm.

 

•16. Find a mentor. Start with an agent you admire and respect and ask what you can do to help them in their business. Ask if you can "shadow" them for a day or two.  Offer to cover for them for a couple of hours whenever they need you.

 

•17. Take your friends and/or prospective clients to lunch or dinner frequently.

 

•18. Call an Active Rainer. What help do you need? What can you offer in return? Networking really works.

 

 

Now is the time to get listings.

Now is the time to help buyers.

 

My Favorite Time To Sell Is Now! 

 

 

 

Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

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Broker-Owner HomeRome Realty 

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Comment balloon 13 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • October 01 2015 06:16AM

Comments

Wow Margaret, this is such a motivational list of helpful tips. I agree, fall is a great time to sell!

Posted by Judy Jennings, Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA (The Green Company) over 3 years ago

Judy C Jennings Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 3 years ago

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Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... (garaughty.com) over 3 years ago

This IS the best time to sell....4th quarter is our best all year !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 3 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 
Your point # 3 is one you followed yourself! Many people have benefitted from your book - myself included!
Have a wonderful Sunday -
Lynn

Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) over 3 years ago

Hello Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

Excellent post and list of things to-do to make one's business flourish!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 3 years ago

Lisa Von Domek Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 3 years ago

This is good advice for real estate agents who need or want to step up their production.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - I like your thought and your title. I think it is absolutely SILLY to try to pick the right time to sell. I believe the time to sell is when the reasons to sell become clear.

  • If a Seller needs the money, they need to get it sold to do something else. 
  • If a Seller needs to move, they need to get a home sold to make that happen.

Unless a Seller does not need to sell, trying to optimize the proceeds on a sale is way secondary to other considerations.

Posted by John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert) over 3 years ago

John Mosier There is no one right time to sell.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 3 years ago

Hello Margaret ... great post my friend and your post has been featured to the group:

LATE NIGHT - EARLY MORNING AT ACTIVERAIN

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 3 years ago

Thanks Robert (Alaska Bob) Swetz  for the feature in Late Night...

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 3 years ago

Your very welcome 

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 3 years ago

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