No surprise that our new listing found a buyer already. The one-story homes with all the extras are probably the most attractive buys in the marketplace, and anyone can sell these – it’s just a matter of who can get what price.
I had 200+ people attend the open houses last weekend – and at least 90% of the people were seniors. Yet, NONE of them submitted an offer.
Think about that!
I thought this home would be a perfect match for those who are getting older and want to get out of their two-story home. Those looking to retire here and want a pool for the grandkids. Anyone fitting the typical downsizer profile.
While there were plenty of lookers, none of the seniors made an offer. Why?
- Are there hundreds of seniors just beginning their search?
- Are there seniors who thought they were legitimate buyers but couldn’t pull the trigger fast enough?
- Are there hundreds of seniors passing on the third one-story offering in this tract this year because of price? Anyone who lives nearby can sell theirs for a similar price and take their property-tax basis with them, so it’s just a swap of equity so why would price be a mental barrier?
- Is it the perceived difficulty of selling one and buying another?
- Are they just happy enough in their two-story home, but have a natural curiosity about living in a one-story? Is moving to a single-level just a nice idea?
Most of the attendees were getting around fine – there were just a couple of old guys limping around. My theory is that living in a two-story will be tolerated until the very end, and if it gets bad enough, you can always sleep on the couch downstairs!
What do you think?