Posted by Houserookie on July 15, 2002 at 02:12:02:
I’m dead serious…and living it.
My strategy in selling real estate incorporates a round robbin style auction and some fringe benefits to buying from me. I have NEVER had a property where i had to sell, where the sale took longer than 2 weeks.
Me insinuating? Hmmmmm. How about this…
Do you know how many agent listed homes take longer than 30 days to sell? I betcha it’s over 50%. That’s what I mean by most. Compare to my 2 weeks.
Now I’m not saying that most agents can’t talk themselves out of a restroom, all I am saying is that
unless you don’t have a clue about real estate, I would not use any agent.
I hear that lawyers can do just about everything that agents say they can. Maybe more…
Secondly, I am not a subscriber to the theory that FMV is what similar homes are selling for in the area.
My house is different from the other homes, and the cirscumstances that my buyers are in might be differnt from ones that purchased similar homes. And I’d like to think that I have a few more resources to get homes sold than most sellers and agents.
What that means is that I can offer things that others can’t. If the other sellers can’t offer what I offer, how is my property “comparable” to the others in FMV?
I have different carpet, different door knobs, and heck I might even throw in two free mortgage payments which most other agents and sellers don’t offer.
If course, if you sell like everyone else, and offer the same mumbo jumbo like everyone else, then by all means follow your FMV guideline.
Personally, I shoot for the higher numbers and not FMV. Who really does determine FMV? You? The agent? Another seller? Some guy across the street?
Or the actual buyer?