I have been hosting open houses more frequently lately to provide the best exposure of my sellers in light of the lower inventory level of homes for sale in Brevard County, Florida. And there are certainly benefits to the open houses, for sure.
Read "The Benefit of an Open House."
Still, some people who are looking at homes for sale are the most negative people I have ever met.
My term of endearment for them - Negative Nellie. Many of these exhibit the same state -
- denial a home in the neighborhood could be priced so high...
- denial that home prices in their budget can't be found in the area...
- denial that home prices increased more than 15% in the last year....
- denial that the market is a seller's market. [Inventory is about 90 days which typically means seller's market. In Brevard County it is a seller's market.... more buyers shopping for fewer homes available.]
Just as when it was a buyer's market with falling prices I reminded sellers that it isn't the buyer's fault their home's value was lower.
Still, it is what it is...the real estate market. There will always be negative folks.