Weighing 8/10 of a Bird in the Hand

It’s always tougher for a Seller to reject an offer when the alternative is . . . nothing.

That’s never more true in the housing market than in the waning days of December, with the holidays upon us and Buyer activity slowing to a crawl.

So, instead of representing the proverbial “bird in the hand,” at least some Buyers try to snatch properties by dangling 9/10 of a bird, or even 8/10.

And every year, some home Sellers — suffering from market fatigue, and worried about competing, new inventory after the 1st — surprise Buyers by accepting.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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