The house seller x post.
So, in general, properties in my neighborhood are sitting for 6-9 months on the market, many longer.
Last year, I looked at a few houses I was interested in. One had an offer put on it by the person who was walking in as we were leaving. Another got an offer soon after we looked, and when we had lost interest came back on the market. Then I made a contingency offer on a house that they took because there had been no interest in six months. My offer was accepted and then another offer came in, which they were free to take, and did.
In the last several weeks, houses have come on the market that I have wondered about for a long time. I called about one the Day the sign went up. It had an offer on it the next day. I looked at another house and made an offer on it. It was one of FOUR, one of which was all cash, one of which was for over asking price. This was not a move in ready house, nor was it cheap. There was a third that came on the market on Monday, and I was going to look at it this weekend. Sold.
I had no expectations of being able to offer on it, I just wanted to Look at it.
So two of the three I didn't even get a chance to LOOK at. This is 2011, not 2006. Houses are NOT selling in days. Unless I am interested.
The realtor for one of them asked me to PLEASE look at all her properties because they will immediately sell to someone else, No matter the condition.