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Did RTB on facebook make this happen/ Jay Thompson? “New York is the biggest real estate market in the country,” Mr. Rascoff said. Calling himself jealous of his smaller rival’s success, he added, “It’s just a much better product in New York.” http://docs.streeteasy.com/StreetEasyZillowPressRelease.pdf
As they say real estate is local. In some markets comps are very precise. $10,000 makes a difference. Every house is practically the same on a given block like where I grew up. In Manhattan I can always find comps above or below sale price.There can be a luxury building with $10million apartments next door to a section 8 tenement. In our current no inventory market something can be overpriced by 50% and it will still sell.
I sold my home twice. The second time it wasn't mine. What I learned? Terms are as important as price. You can have your cake and eat it too. I sold to an investor client that had already lost a few bidding wars in my building. They offered a deal I couldn't refuse. I got to stay there rent free for a year. The plan was they would move in in a couple of years but decided they wanted a bigger place so I listed it again for them, sold it again and got them an even bigger place. I've also since sold three of their friends that they referred me to.
The physical piece of paper with a pre-approval is not really that important. It is not exactly a loan commitment. As a listing agent I screen buyers myself in addition to a lenders pre-approval. In a multiple bid situation I ask for signed financial statement and recent tax return and credit report. Depending on the other bidders qualifications the whole picture is looked at. The lender is saying no problem. Does the buyer need a financing contingency?There are many variables that determine what the best offer is other than a written a pre-approval letter.
Michael Everything we do involves individual situations - and I think, as Leslie points out, that this has to do with his position operating what is basically a buyer driven business. Its amazing how much advice to listing agents comes from people whose focus is on buyers. (And I'm sure vice versa)
Jesse, they're not hacks, but maybe...misguided? They've spent VC money. They have angered me over the years with the way they've positioned, which has been more about what they aren't (us) than what they are. And if they want to be something different...great. But then don't participate in co-broke and condemn the system at the same time.
Mitchell, I agree. But I think that the value proposition (how much value a consumer places on something) will be somewhat compromised. I can self-diagnose on WebMD, go to CVS minute clinic and pay $75. OR, I could go to my M.D. and get charged $400. Then when he gives me a prescription, I could get it filled at Walgreens for $140 (true story) or go to an online provider and get it for $4. (my cholesterol med) What some trade associations do---make the real estate transaction (disclosures, transfers, etc.) as difficult as possible so a consumer MUST rely on a real estate pro. Hopefully (speaking as a person who owns a real estate prelicense school), that trend will continue