Friday, July 30, 2010

Buy A House That's NOT for sale!

So, you've looked and you've looked, and you've looked. Your agent is great. Stays in touch and keeps feeding you leads. But nothing seems to do the trick.

If your agent hasn't already done it let's start thinking about buying a house that ISN'T for sale.

That's right. ISN'T for sale.

What is the harm with approaching the owners of a house that is not on the market and suggesting that if they ever gave any thought to selling their home maybe we have a buyer? I tell you I've done it. And more often than not I have gotten no response. And on occasion I've been more or less told to take a hike.

That's probably why you don't want to "cold call" homeowners and it's also why you should put this project in the lap of your agent... But if you can I.D. a couple of houses that you think you might be interested, your agent can "go to work" !

Your agent will know the way to put together a pitch that will illicit a response... say and explain the right things, so as to pique their interest, and hopefully describe your dilemma and situation to get you an opportunity.

You know what's good about this? You aren't in competition with other buyers. It's a quiet and less stressful sequence of discussions and meetings.

It will never be a "slam dunk". Who knows if it will work. But, hey.... you'll never know unless you try.

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