Posted by eric-fl on March 06, 2002 at 16:28:34:
I’ll not presume to speak for Tim, but usually when people advise this, it is based on the logic that when someone first begins contemplating selling, they look to see what other houses in their neighborhood are listed for. Then, while Sally Seller is perusing the ads in her area, boom!, there’s an ad from someone that buys houses. Hmm, wouldn’t that be nice, to just be able to call somebody and be done with it, to not go through the hassle? It couldn’t hurt to at least call them and find out what they can do, right?
This also flows into your second question about your farming area, to which the answer would be “yes”.