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A New Trend in Real Estate I Love


3200 La Rotonda Dr for sale $885,000



Labor Day is aptly named when describing my holiday weekend schedule.  It is shaping up to be an "ideal" real estate work weekend with an offer written, preparing for a listing appointment tomorrow and open house at a new listing both Saturday and Sunday.  However, what I realized during this weekend indicates a shift in house hunting I welcome with open arms and perhaps more open houses.


In one of the rare quiet moments at Sunday's open house, I made a few notes and questions for the seller. While writing the note it became crystal clean the majority of those who attended Saturday's open house were serious buyers.  Is there an agent out there who doesn't appreciate a buyer who does the homework of obtaining loan preapproval and previewing  property online in the neighborhood and price range they wish to purchase?  


These prospective buyers viewed my listing online, some checked the floor plan and viewed the walk-through video.  They noted the ocean view condo would be open for the first time on Saturday and they showed up to see it in person.  Many knew the HOA fee amount.  I was amazed (and somewhat relieved) to greet only a few drop-ins who saw the open house sign and were curious about the property.


There were a few residents of complex who wanted to see the remodeled condo as a comparable property to their unit.  They are obviously watching the real estate market to keep tabs on the value of their real estate holdings.  A few are contemplating selling in the near future.


The Internet makes target marketing easier for agents, but it also allows prospective buyers and sellers to view properties and interview agents 24/7.  Savvy sellers and educated buyers are both appreciated and respected by this real estate broker.  Best of all, the real estate market is better served by informed consumers and the professional agents who make sure the information is readily available for those who seek it.


Sell Smart, Buy Wise and Live Well

Norma Toering - Real Estate BrokerNorma Toering & Team
Broker-Owner - Charlemagne International Properties
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I completely agree with you. Buyers in general now are much more educated and ready to go when they make the decision to purchase a home. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty (Zion Realty) almost 4 years ago

Norma... since I work with a lot of relocating buyers, the internet has been a major boon for me for the last 10+ years. Getting people educated up front on the Charlotte market is so helpful in terms of our ability to focus in on the right properties for them when they actually arrive to town.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) almost 4 years ago

Glad to hear it was a productive weekend and glad you are seeing serious buyers.  That's a good trend.

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) almost 4 years ago



I do appreciate buyers who do a little homework and don’t waste time wanting to see properties that aren’t a fit for them. You have a great market area.

Posted by David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation, Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential (Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC ) almost 4 years ago

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