Granite counters. Travertine floors. Stainless steel appliances. A wonderful, flowing floor plan. Slightly oversized lot, at least for the Phoenix area.
These homes went on the market on Saturday. There wasn’t a sign in either yard; the signs were in the doorways leaning against the wall waiting for posts to be installed.
We went into the home and there was only one ominous sign – four business cards on the counter from four agents who already had shown the home. Considering not all agents leave a card behind – I don’t, knowing they just get tossed, and instead let my electronic lockbox key record my showing – there’s no telling how many times the homes had been shown in the first four days on the market.
My buyers fell in love. I e-mailed the agent to verify the availability. And that’s when we learned both were under contract and that the agent hadn’t had a chance to change them in the MLS from Active to Pending.
Lest there be any doubt that we’re now looking at a sellers’ market – four days on the market, five showings, already under contract. All because the home was priced well and in great condition.
Adjust your mindset accordingly.