I’ve received a number of emails lately, which all asked the same question. If people are boycotting open houses, and not placing bids, how are sellers supposed to know that their homes are overpriced? It’s a good question. Unless the sign in sheets are blank, and their home has been on the market a long time, they probably don’t. Very few people in New Jersey are keeping as close a watch on the market as we are, agents included.
So here is what we’re going to do. I want you all to go out to realtor.com and find a listing or two that fits what you might be looking for. Once you find it, paste the link up as a reply, along with the price that you would seriously consider buying it for. You can post anonymously if you wish. This is a serious exercise, please don’t post a link to a $4.5m home with a bid of $10.50.
Here is an example, chosen at random:
The property is in Essex Fells, NJ.
The current asking price is $819,900, a reduction from an OLP of $849,900. This home has been on the market approximately 6 months.
Barring any problems with the home inspection, I would purchase this property at $650,000.
I’ll be posting my selections up later in the day, anonymously. However, if this home was in my price range, and what I was looking for, I would most certainly purchase the home at that price, barring any issues with the home inspection, of course.