If you want me to act quickly don’t give me all the time in the world

This is the lead statement in the general comments of a property first offered for sale on February 5, 2008.

Act quickly!! Offers will be accepted until February 20th 2008.

I have to ask myself, “Why should I act quickly?” It would seem to me that I have at least two weeks to get over there.

Most of us can understand a seller’s desire to leverage a seller’s market.

In my opinion, this is a good example of a seller shooting themselves in the foot, and most likely failing to achieve what they’re hoping to accomplish. It’s terribly difficult to generate a lot of excitement around a property that isn’t even really for sale. This property will be old news before the seller is anywhere near ready to look at offers. Many buyers will probably be reluctant to even give it the time of day.

Last year, while this was going on I did my best to keep my sellers focused on two day time periods. This is plenty of time to reach the most motivated buyers and create a bit of a buzz around a property. Any longer and time begins to work against you.

Read also: Seller’s will review all offers…someday

I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions.  All of my contact info is here. Please feel free to call or email. Norm Fisher Royal LePage Vidorra

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