I don’t know about you, but I’m always the biggest loser at silent auctions. That’s because I scout out the offerings, fall in love with something that stands out, and submit my bid with the confidence that I’ll get the deal of a lifetime…only to have some jerk swoop in at the last second and outbid me for the prize. It happens every single time without fail.
Occasionally the same thing happens with my buyers. I have great clients who recently focused exclusively on a house which had languished on the market. Despite my advice that we submit an aggressive offer, they insisted on sitting back while keeping a keen eye on any price adjustments. Which they did…until the house went under contract with another buyer.
Bumming, my clients regretted not taking my advice. I immediately reached out to the listing agent; I submitted a solid back-up offer (far more than it would have originally been); and I did all but sleep with the sellers to try to procure the house for my buyers. But, alas, it was too late, and the original deal went through despite our best efforts to change the course.
In hindsight, I could have negotiated an amazing price on their behalf long before the other buyer popped up - for a home my clients really wanted, a home now occupied by some jerky family which swooped in at the last second and scooped it up.
Listen, folks. Everything is on the market…until it’s not. If you’ve got your eye on something, let’s figure out the best way to get it now and for the best price. Even in a slower market, there’s a method to this madness - and I’m here to get the job done for you.