When you list your Parkland or South Florida home for sale, there is an expiration or termination date on the contract. When a home goes “expired,” it is not longer for sale on the MLS. At the end of June and into July, there will be an historical amount of homes that become expired, as the overall housing market continues to stabilize. As a result, you are free to extend the listing agreement with your current Realtor,choose another real estate agent, or take your home off the market entirely.
Extend Your Listing With Your Current Agent
Now that your listing has expired and not sold, it is time to seriously evaluate the job of your current real estate professional. Understand that over 50% of all listings end up expiring with the first real estate agent. In fact, from January 2011 to present, there has been 88 Parkland single family homes that have not sold and expired on the market. Also, there has been a total of 187 homes that have sold and closed so far this year. As a result, it is imperative for you to interview another agent if you are serious about selling your home. Even if you remain with your current agent, you will receive more insight and a different perspective in order to better educate yourself during the listing process. If you had to get surgery, wouldn’t you get a second opinion?
Choose A New Listing Agent
It is important to evaluate the performance of your current listing agent. Did you allow him/her ample time to market and sell your home? If so, it is time to seek the advise and feedback from another expert in the field. Did you receive feedback from the buyers that saw your home during the listing period? Please contact us, so we can provide you with a list of questions to ask when interviewing the right agent for the job of selling your home. Your home is one of your largest financial assets. Please make sure that you interview a true local Parkland expert that has a success selling homes in your area.
Take Your Home ‘Off-the-Market’
Remember, don’t jump to conclusions! You must be disappointed that your home did not sell quickly and for top dollar. Before making a rash decision of taking your home off the market for sale, think about the reasons you wanted to sell in the first place. Are you an empty-nester and have the kids moved out of your home? Are you looking to downsize or even up-size to a bigger home? Whatever the reason may be to sell, don’t let the slow housing market affect your decision of moving on to the next chapter for you and your family and accomplishing your goals and dreams. There are exceptional real estate professionals that have sold many homes in your area and are just waiting for the opportunity to show you their skills.
You do not have to look far, as our team would love the opportunity of showing you our custom marketing plan and comparative market analysis to sell your home this time around. Please visit Our Client Testimonials page and see what your neighbors are saying about our team. Please contact us for a complimentary comparative market analysis and customized marketing plan. Let our FULL service, aggressive marketing plan work for YOU! Know the neighborhood. Know the value. Know your hometown agents: The Parkland Parrot Real Estate Team.