Low Ball Offers Not Effective in Fort Myers

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The common theme from our team this past quarter was that buyer expectations were not aligned with the realities of the real estate market here in Fort Myers.  Many out-of-town buyers showed up expecting to “steal” a foreclosed or short sale property for a HUGE discount off the asking price.

The reality of the market was that well-priced listings were receiving multiple offers as soon as they hit the market.  We often kidded with buyers that didn’t believe us about the market conditions that their low-ball offer was a “practice offer.”  After writing a couple of “practice offers” that were not the winning bid, buyers either adjusted their expectations to submit a bid to win or went home without a purchase.

In the first quarter of 2012, residential property in Lee County Florida sold for 93.31% of asking price, here are the details :


The belief that banks are unloading homes at 50% of asking price is a myth and and not reflective of our current market conditions.  Our team is skilled with helping out of town buyers find a new home in the greater Fort Myers area.  Here is a resource to facilitate your search for a new Fort Myers home.

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