We are fortunate that San Diego sellers don’t have “seasons” to blame for why real estate isn’t selling – our market is active for 12 months of the year.
What makes the situation worse in resort areas is that both sellers and agents, when confronted with the prospect of having to come down on price to make a sale today, say “it’s early in the season”, which then squeezes their actual deal-making time down to 1-2 months.
I hope for their sake that all the rich folks come around as scheduled!
How can a buyer, or buyer’s agent, have some pull with the sellers? It’s nearly impossible, with most listing agents thinking that it is their job to protect their sellers at all costs.
The only chance is to write a clean enough offer that it still gets presented, but also has some kickers included that might make the seller think (if they read it):
Maybe the tuna melt could work anytime, anywhere?