Craig's Rants

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We negotiated 4 offers last week. Two were accepted (one buyer, one listing) and two weren’t (both buyers). Not coincidentally the accepted offers were both negotiated in good faith in less then five hours while the non-accepted offers didn’t even receive a response from the seller’s/seller’s Realtor for 20+ hours. Buying real estate is emotional.

If a buyer writes an offer on your home they want to buy it in that moment. As a seller, no mater how low you may think the offer is: respond, counter back, counter back full price if you want (I don’t recommend it), at least participate in the conversation. If you wait too long to respond to an offer the buyer either thinks you aren’t interested in selling or you are using their offer to get others. Either

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As of writing this there are 337 homes for sale in Cochrane. Today (Sunday February 17th) there are six open houses in all of Cochrane and I am hosting two of them. That means only 1.8% of the homes listed for sale are open today...that’s crazy! Yes, I know it’s snowing a bit today and it’s -17 but it’s February in Alberta, what did you expect!? 

  Open Houses work. Are they my favorite thing to do on a weekend afternoon? Probably not but over the past six years we have averaged $1-$1.5 million in sales/year just from open houses.    We have a saying in our house/office for 2019: BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. We will do whatever we can (within the bounds of the law) to sell your home. If that means putting out a half dozen open house signs in -17,…
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