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Dear John…A Letter To South Florida Sellers

Dear JohnDear John, Please don’t hate me for what I’m about to say.  I’m sorry to have to tell you this.

But…..I’m leaving you. Please don’t be hurt.

Let me explain.

While you were trying to get more for your house than it is worth, I met someone else.

His name is Appropriately.  Appropriately is thoughtful and listens when I make price suggestions.  Appropriately is kind and understands that I have his best interest at heart.  Dare I say that Appropriately is also sweet on me….he really likes me!  He values my opinion.

I could tell by the way he didn’t argue when I suggested we list his home right below the lowest ones in the subdivision. 

Appropriately doesn’t suffer from delusions of grandeur and throw his faux cherrywood cabinets and granite countertops in my face. He would never do that.  He knows there are others out there offering the same or better.

I guess you could say Appropriately and I have the same goal right now….to get his house sold.

Don’t despair.  You’ll be better off without me.  Somewhere out there is an agent just for you.  Someone who will whisper those sweet nothings you long to hear…”you’re the best on the block.  We can get an extra $50,000 for you easy.”

The two of you will have plenty of time to get to know each other as you wait for the first showing appointment.  I’m sorry that it wasn’t me.

But we’ll always have our memories.

Signed, No longer your agent   Next!!

Disclaimer – lest you think I’m full of myself take a look at these numbers.  They represent the Miami-Dade and Broward market right now, as of 4:03 AM 5/31/07 numbers from the SEF MLS:

Table_South_Florida_Home_Sales

I won’t bore you with the fact that this is how we real estate folk figure out the Absorption Rate.  Suffice it to say that there are 77,622 homes for sale right now in our 2 counties and there were only 2,367 closings last month.  That tells me it’s going to be a long time before everything gets sold (2 years, 8 months, 3 weeks and 1 day if you want to get technical).  Tell me again how pretty those cabinets of yours are…..

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