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Friday, January 02, 2009

Pulling a "Plaxico"....Who is at fault?

Plaxico Burress is a New York Giants professional football player who, if you did not hear, shot himself in the leg with his own gun a few weeks ago. There he was, in complete control of the situation and yet did it to himself!

As a full time real estate agent in Viera and Rockledge Florida I see sellers (and their agents) who are pretty good at pulling a "Plaxico" themselves!

For example I saw a recent listing in the Admiralty Lakes area of Rockledge. A great area near my favorite Brevard County Florida golf course, The Turtle Creek Golf Course. It was a property for sale with these issues:

  • Agent note said "owner anxious" but the property was priced more than $40,000 higher than a half dozen competing properties. Does not sound anxious to me...
  • Our MLS system allows a maximum of 12 photos of properties listed. This one had a single photograph. Perhaps the owner was "anxious" but the agent was not...oh yeah, the property had been in the system for over a month!

There are lots of ways to help sell your competition...the above are just a few. As a seller you are in control - really.

How you exert that control will determine when, and if, you sell your home. And two of the easiest ways:

  • Price it right.
  • Get it noticed by maximizing listing opportunities!

If you are considering buying or selling a home in the Rockledge and Viera (including Suntree) areas of Florida's Space Coast, please give me a call if I can assist you in any way. Gary Waters Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida. Call me directly at 321-693-3850 or email me at

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