Realtor “Atta-Boy”: “Nice Listing!”
A new listing has a surprising number of parallels with the opening of a Broadway play.
There’s the opening night anticipation.
There are the hopes (and fears) about whether the audience (prospective Buyers) will like it.
And there can be a sense of dread about what the toughest critics will have to say.
In residential real estate, the toughest critics are invariably . . . fellow Realtors.
Which is why one of the best — and earliest — signs that a new listing is going to meet with a strong reception is when seasoned, local agents weigh in with a “Nice listing!,” “Congratulations,” or the equivalent when the home is on Broker Tour (held for Twin Cities Realtors every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
What they’re really saying: the home is attractively priced, well-staged and presented, and — perhaps most importantly — likely to sell quickly.
P.S.: Notwithstanding the foregoing, I like to tell clients that the only feedback I’m really interested in . . . is a full price (or higher) offer from a well-qualified Buyer. Even better: several of them!