How to Tell if a Seller (or at Least Their Agent) is Around in Late December
Just because a house isn’t officially “TNAS” (“Temporarily Not Available for Showing”) doesn’t mean that the owner is around — and available to do a deal, if the Buyer likes the house and wants to make an offer.
So, how do you tell whether the owner (and their agent) are actually around?
Here are a couple giveaways:
–The house just came on the market.
–There was just a price reduction.
–The photos just got updated.
“If a Tree Falls in the Forest . . .”
Of course, late December is probably not a good time to do any of those things, given Buyers’ general inattention.
The real estate equivalent of “not getting a 2nd chance to make a 1st impression” is, “marketing when no one’s paying attention . . . is wasted marketing.”
That’s especially the case when so many Buyer searches focus on new (and newer) listings.
P.S.: It’s also true that a good Buyer’s agent connects with the listing agent as soon as their Buyer has serious interest in a property. The listing agent’s response time will very quickly indicate if they’re around or not.
See also, “True Minnesotan, Defined.”