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A Jump On The Spring Season

 

A call this week from a home owner with the good news "We are definitely using you as our agent to sell our Baltimore house." 

That is a nice way to start a conversation! 

They continued by saying....'' We know that February is a terrible time to sell and we will be waiting until Spring." 

Whoa...says who?

I have made this statement before:

'The best time to sell is when you and your house are ready. ' 

 

Then I ask: 'what are you plans?'

 

They  just purchased a home in California that won't be available until June. So okay they have some time.

But...

what if there is a prospective buyer who needs to sell before they purchase. This probably is not for a first time buyer.

There may not be so much time.

My meeting with them is set for next week and my suggestion... Let's get the house ready.

Let's let potential buyers know it is available this summer. Let's let buyers know we need an extended settlement or possibly a rent back. Let's let buyers know we may consider a contingent contract. 

Let's not wait until the summer to list this house.

Let's get a jump on the spring season.

 

 

Real estate olympics 

 

 

I am calling sellers who are thinking about  selling or are on the fence about when to sell.

They are also getting their homes in condition for the Spring.

I am referring them to my landscapers, cleaning companies, plumbers and other contractors to get them ready.

It is also wonderful for my vendors who may be a bit slower at this time of year.

This is not the time to sit around and wait for the rush of Spring.

This is the time to be getting in shape for the big games.

Think of this time as the Olympics of the real estate selling season.

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • February 08 2018 02:10AM

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Good evening Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

I'm so with you! Let's get a jump on the spring season! I love your saying

'The best time to sell is when you and your house are ready. ' 

 

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 10 months ago

Dorie Dillard It may be February but now is the time to jump on Spring. Always good to see you.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 10 months ago

'The best time to sell is when you and your house are ready." 

I love that line!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 10 months ago

Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland I would get the contract signed with a long listing period....and then I'd market it with a coming soon and include the important detail of the sellers wanting a long closing date.... you may strike it right....the more people who know, the better the chance of finding it.....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 10 months ago

Good morning Margaret. Know you are ready as soon as they are ready! They chose wisely! Enjoy your day and new listing!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 10 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat And I love you stopping by.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 10 months ago

Barbara Todaro That's why I have a listing appointment this week. And I will be talking about on the radio show Sunday.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 10 months ago

Wayne Martin You are so right. I am ready when they and the house are ready. And always ready to read your nice comments.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 10 months ago

Margaret I don't know who gives out the advice as to when is a good time to sell. It's when the seller wants or needs to sell. I'm glad they've got you on their side to help them make sense of it all.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 10 months ago

Getting an early start is never a bad idea if you a ready to sell. Especially considering how much competition may be waiting to list as well.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) 10 months ago

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB You know who gives out that advice. :)  It is always 'THEY'. Now if only we could figure out who THEY are. They do seem to know everything!!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 10 months ago

JL Boney, III It is better to be prepared and maybe it will get sold when you are ready.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 10 months ago

Laughing at your comment #11. "They" need to get out of the business, because "They" seem to never give good advice. I'm glad the sellers chose you, and not "them." Have a great Friday, Margaret. D

 

 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 10 months ago

Hi Margaret, Yes "This is the time to be getting in shape for the big games"!  The warmer weather is fast approaching in your area and sellers need to be ready.

All the best!

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) 10 months ago

 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  Great comment and I think I heard you laughing.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 10 months ago

Gloria Todor Same for your area. Always good to see you. Enjoy the weekend.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 10 months ago

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