When you get to town, and enter the “Power Search” phase of your home hunting efforts, we’ll add these non-listed options.
For-Sale-By-Owners and other non-listed properties are an important source of extra inventory for our clients. Ironically, it gives us more selections to present than traditional realtors have. In the last several years, purchases of non-listed homes have been about 25% of the total….remarkably high, we believe.
Consequently, we work hard to make them available. We advertise for them, subscribe to a service, and have a web site devoted to gather them, (www.homerelo.com/fsbo.) A former client regularly drives the streets of active neighborhoods. A very important source of these properties is from past clients…in most cases, available to us alone for some periods of time.
Even so, it’s not perfect, and it’s constantly changing. (Purging lists is as difficult as creating them.) But we do have a not-so-secret source,too, and that's with former clients, who are encouraged to let us know about their home-for-sale long before it goes on the active market....so no other agency even knows about it. We have, in fact, a web site to sort of regulate this relationship with former clients and others; it's www.homerelo.com/fsbo. You might take a look at it if you have interest. But back to the main story...access to non-listed homes:
- From your viewpoint, they represent important offerings, but they still need
as much or more analysis and review as listed properties. Sellers have likely
had no professional counseling on value or much else.
Non-listed properties still need inspections, disclosures, risk analysis, and especially, value analysis. They need to have the same “context” for good decision making developed, as they are compared to all other options. The use of buyer-friendly Board of Realtors contracts alone is a big benefit!
- From our standpoint, we’re then free to deliver all the education and analysis necessary to evaluate all options. Our objectivity remains intact as we support impartial evaluation of all options, committing all our resources of time and experience in your quest for the best.
- Buyers and sellers both are attracted to for-sale-by-owners hoping to save money. But buyers that have us involved would seem to buy real value added services. Instead of bringing 6% to the seller to pay “marketing costs” for both sides, they bring just 3%, for they’re only paying for buyer-side compensation, service delivered exclusively in support of their interests.
- Most home sellers will work with an agent if the agent is the one who contacts the owner and shows the property to the buyer. So it’sour job to get authorization to show the home, first! With compensation half of what a seller would typically pay, it’s usually easy….if done up front. So please resist the temptation to visit a home without us; it can easily cloud a great transaction, to the detriment of you as well as us.
|At the top of this page, we indicated that we would add a search of our non-listed database when you get to town on your “Power Search”. Actually, as we prepare for that event, we’ll start reviewing our list, and if we find some knockout matches, we’ll let you know about them. In the near future, we hope to be able to post some pictures of this inventory, but we’re not quite “there” yet.
To view our offering to fsbo-sellers, past clients and others,
please go to www.homerelo.com/fsbo for details.
(but please come back here.)