Years ago someone asked Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Pedro Guerrero what he was thinking in the late innings of a close game the Dodgers led. Pedro was known for his bat (15 homers in June 1985 back when homers still meant something) and definitely not for his glove.
“Dear G-d,” he said, “please don’t let them hit the ball to me.”
He went on to say he didn’t want them hitting the ball to Steve Sax either, the Dodgers’ second baseman with a penchant for hitting peanut vendors behind first base.
I thought of that quote today when I noticed this question on Trulia Voices:
I have heard that nowadays, being able to sell a Queen Creak house is like hitting a lottery. My house is around Johnson Ranch which is not as far drive as a lot of the much more lower priced amd further away homes in Queen Creek. The ex-agent told me that our house could not be sold unless to match those forclosure homes. Thsi sounds terrible. Do you know where I can still look for an agent who is still confident and willing to sale in this area?
Gee, I wonder what the responses were like.
My advice? Select the first agent who says “hell, I don’t want to try and sell in Johnson Ranch.” At least they’re providing an honest assessment of things. (Not to imply that anyone answering was dishonest but I almost guarantee not one of the folks there were bouncing on their toes with anticipation with taking a listing in a subdivision with 315 homes currently active in the MLS.
Lest I accused of being just a Northwest Phoenix guy (which I am), I’ve sold in Johnson Ranch. Once. Eighty-five miles one way from my house. I’ll not be doing that again.[tags]Queen Creek, Johnson Ranch, Trulia Voices, Phoenix real estate[/tags]