Sales of single-family existing homes in Maine continued to decrease in June 2008. In a press release to the Maine media, MREIS (Maine Real Estate Information System) reports 996 homes sold last month, a drop of 24.32% from last June’s sales figure of 1,316 homes… now stay calm, please. You knew that was happening. And if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I preach that “all generalities are false.” The other problem with generalities in real estate is that real estate is unique. No two properties are alike, no two buyers are alike, no two sellers are alike and – yes – no two agents are alike! So where ever you are in the marketplace, the question that really needs answering is where is the uniqueness?
How do I generalize about uniqueness?
I have one idea! One thing that sets sellers, buyers, and agents apart from the crowd is those who let “the market” serve as backgound and do not let it drive them.
That’s also the good news. In a market like this “different” stands out! Figuring out how to NOT be a victim of the market is different.