Property Any Way You Want It – That’s Not Going to Get It – My friends recently went to Red Rocks to see Journey. Red Rocks is an experience in itself, but seeing the 80’s hair band at a mile high with a short, Asian Steve Perry impersonator must have been a trip. The same friends are looking to buy a new house and we’ve found a couple that might work.
For the specific type of property they’re identifying, we’ve been aggressive in making offers. They’re astute buyers and understand the complexities of the market niche they’re looking in.
Most buyers aren’t buying the same type of property, and most buyers think that “any way they want it, that’s they way they’ll get it.” Well, they may not necessarily be right.
Buyers – get an education, learn about the price point and neighborhood you’re looking in. You may find that you can’t go in with a 25% off list offer. You may actually find that you need to pay closer to full price than not.
A broker I’ve worked with in past transactions met me for coffee recently. I wanted to find out his perspective of our current market. Ron told me that he’s been saying this to his buyer clients. Then let me negotiate the best deal. Don’t put the deal first thinking you should get an automatic 30% off.Those houses that have been sitting for months and months may be the very same houses that take a long time to sell in 3 years. Find the house you’re excited to drive up to every evening. That’s where you should live. Then we’ll go and get you the best deal possible for that house.”
I like Ron’s advice to buyers. It’s not only practical, it’s tactical. Buy smart. Think about the street appeal, the location, the floor plan, the comparable sales in the neighborhood. Analyze whether you think the house will appraise.You need a great real estate broker to help you through all of this. And ultimately, you need to be excited to come home every night. I’m not talking about your choice of spouse, but your choice of house.
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And yes, I did buy esc4p3 on vinyl…