Standing Out in a Crowd Vacuum

On an especially busy Tuesday in March or April, it’s not unusual for the Edina Realty – City Lakes office to have 11 homes on Broker Tour** all by itself.

So, you know it’s a slow week when that’s the TOTAL number of Twin Cities homes on tour, excluding St. Paul and a few other outlying areas (vs. easily 300+ homes on tour at the Spring peak).

Something for Everyone

The six most interesting homes on tour this week (at least to me)?

They’re featured on this blog’s home page.

The common denominator: if a “For Sale” home is on tour in late November, post-Thanksgiving . . . you know the Seller is motivated (probably the listing agent, too 🙂 ).

See also, “Christmas ” and TNAS ” Season “; “Realtor Compliments on Broker Tour“; “3 Reasons to Buy a House in Minnesota in December (and One Reason Not to)“; and “New Year . . . New Realtor??.”

**As opposed to Sunday open houses aimed at the public, Broker Tour is held for local Realtors (although if non-sketchy looking “civilians” want to come thru my Broker open’s . . . I usually don’t say “no“).

Think of it as the difference between “wholesale” and “retail” open houses.

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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