2014 was “the year of the seller” - with properties all but flying off the MLS, often after an intense bidding war, a healthy listing inventory has been tough to maintain. As winter drags on, you may notice that your inventory looks as bare as the trees - and when listings are hard to find, it’s important to get creative.
Try these five simple strategies to replenish your listings and take advantage of more serious cold-weather buyers.
#1 – Prospect expired listings:
#2 – Scour Craigslist for expired rentals:
#4 – Turn a critical eye to your sphere-of-influence to identify potential sellers:
#5 – Scope out local sources:Check local papers for marriage, divorce and birth announcements. Major life milestones often precipitate new housing arrangements. Also, keep an eye on classified resources for moving sales. Stop by to chat with the sellers to see what their plans are.
Follow these five simple steps to build out your listings inventory!