I am having a hard time even posting this one. I can't believe it. Last Thursday I called my real estate agent and told her to pull the best 25 properties she can find in Moline. We have been working together for almost 3 years and now she knows what I am looking for so I don't have to scout out my own deals very often. I have other, more important things going now that take a lot of time. I recommend you scout out your own deals for at least a year so you can learn your market well. I told her I just wanted to put in verbal offers and there wasn't any need to write anything up. I use this stategy all the time just to save time. If I get one accepted then I just go look at it and decide when or not to move forward on it. (Do not try this at home "newbie" I am a trained professional with escape clauses up the wazoo) Well, when I talked to her on Friday she said she had submitted all the offers verbally and had exactly "none" accepted. Most of my offers were at least 50% off so the chances of very many getting accepted is small. Well today is another day. The stock market fell by almost 800 points and there was another bank buyout. People do strange things when they don't have financial common sense. One offer I submitted that day was for a house that is worth approximately $70,500, my offer $31,400. The bank countered my offer with $31,140. No that isn't a typo. They countered LESS than what I offered!!! I couldn't believe it. I ran over to the house tonight to check it out. It is in a great area with new windows, siding and roof. All it needs is carpet and paint. It is in very good shape. What we were told is that the bank made a mistake (fools) and so I got together with my agent, wrote up the paperwork and submitted it. Done deal. This type of thing happens to me all the time because I expect abundance. This is the third over 50% off offer that has been accepted in 2 weeks. All in an area where values are on the rise and there is a very strong economy with low unemployment. The harder I work the luckier I get. Now, get off the sideline and get in the game!!!
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