I have been selling real estate in Philly for 22 years. I like to say I have “Seen It All”.
In this market, it is sometimes hard to believe it when a condo you LOVE comes on the market, and quickly sells out from under you. You know, you prepare for a 2nd visit, you get your ducks in a row, and the day prior to your 2nd visit – the property sells.
Yes, even in Mid-November 2010, properties do sell – if they show well, and are priced fairly. It happened to me twice this month…I lost two deals by either being out-bid, or by not getting my buyers to act fast enough to make an offer on a Philly Condo they loved. If you love a property, believe me – I am going to tell the listing agent, and signal that IF he or she gets an offer, please call and let me know. Most Philly Realtors, who work in the best interest of their sellers, will call.
SOME (PERHAPS) SHADY REALTORS JUST IGNORE THE REQUEST AND CLOSE THE FIRST DEAL…POSSIBLY THEIR OWN.
The point is….if you love, love, love it….then buy, buy, buy it. Quickly. The market waits for no one….
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®
530 Walnut St., Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106