Chasing For Sale Signs Will Drive You Crazy

avatarthumbnail.jpg“I’m driving through the neighborhood we visited earlier and I see some more homes with signs in the yard.”

Here we go … “I’m looking at a list of homes available and there only are 12 homes with what you want currently available in that entire subdivision. All the rest already have sold.”

“How about 11001 ABC Street? That looks great.”

“It is a great house. And it sold a month ago. There only are 12 available. Did you want those addresses?”

“Okay, I see one at 11004 XYX Street. It looks tremendous!”

“That’s what the buyers thought when they made an offer and bought it three weeks ago.”

“Hmmm … what about 11007 …”


“I haven’t given you the street name.”

“It doesn’t matter what the street name is. There only are 12 for sale and that’s not one of the street numbers.”

“How about …”

“No, sold.”



Don’t trust the For Sale sign. Not all of us put “Sale Pending” on the sign the moment the home goes under contract. Why? Because we want you to call.

There are 967 active listings in Surprise. Another 220 are Active with Contingencies and another 618 are Pending. In other words, there’s just under a 50-50 chance that the house you see behind the sign already is sold.

Want to know what’s really for sale? Call me or use the search on this site. Just watch out for the “contingent” field – if you see it, the house is under contract.

[tags]Phoenix real estate[/tags]

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at


  • Benjamin Ficker 9 years ago

    LOL, nice post. That is definitely a problem we DO NOT have in Portland OR. (That’s why I’m going to Phoenix, stuff is selling)

  • Jonathan Dalton 9 years ago

    Oh, gee, just what we need … more agents. 🙂

  • Benjamin Ficker 9 years ago

    lol, you’ll be happy to know my main target of business is Canadian buyers! (j/k)

  • Portland Real Estate 9 years ago

    Well, I guess there are worse problems to have, like not having any customers at all.

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