1/18/11

Sold in 44 Days Amongst Stiff Competition

A home owner who lives in Florida and owns a property in North Texas contacts me through Facebook (Realtor-Rochelle Fitzgerald) and asks: "PLEASE sell my house. But it is in Sherman, TX." Wow, ok, but that is about a 1 hour drive for me. And there are 16 homes for sale in the neighborhood. That is a lot of competition!!

It took the seller 2-weeks to complete the suggested repairs before the home was ready for marketing. So to make a long story shorter.... this property received 1 showing. Only one showing! And an offer was received at 39 days on the market. After a few days of negotiating, the seller sold his home at 44 days on the market!!! 16 properties are still available for sale in that subdivision. But what is important is that his home is not one of those.

Here is what he posted on his Facebook:

'Breaking News: I accepted an offer on our house in TX today. It was on the market for only 44 days (including the Holidays) and competed with 16 properties in the neigborhood. The trick? Enlisting the help of the best of the best, Realtor-Rochelle Fitzgerald . If you're in the market (buy/sell), give Rochelle ...a call, there's a reason she's been chosen by HGTV 3 years in a row!'