Re: Should one invite local agents - Posted by Carter
Posted by Carter on April 12, 2006 at 14:34:14:
That is only true on Sunday open to the public open houses.
Two years ago, my soon to be wife took a job in another state. I was going to move there after we got married. She bought a foreclosure, fixed it up, we were going to live there happily ever after for at least a year or two. Job went south, and she decided to sell the house. Got one realtor, who didn’t do a darn thing. No open houses, no nothing. This house was immaculate, but all realtors knew it as being that nasty forclosed house. Next realtor, two days after we agreed to list w/ her, during the week, had an agents open house. She sent all agents in area notice, and they came through the house. One week later, one of those agents brought us a buyer. We wouldn’t have had a buyer w/o that agents open house.
My point is that if a house has been rehabbed, if you are going to pay a commission to a buyers agent, you need to get agents into that house, b/c they only know it as that vacant house on such and such street. Once they know it’s been rehabbed and know how beautiful it is inside, they can now steer buyers to your house.