Finding the 'Nifty 50'

Diary of a Real Estate Rookie

I have been so busy these past couple of weeks tying up a couple of rentals that I worried I’d been neglecting my sale. However, I know my seller is getting antsy as July — and vacations with their consequent disappearance of buyers to the beach — looms. So I decided to set up an open house for this weekend, and to make it a big one.

Now I have to digress for a minute and tell you that the deal du jour in my area — downtown — actually happened as the result of a mistake. An agent accidentally typed the wrong price on a listing and the result of the underpricing was a fierce bidding war and a terrific final price. Crazy, huh? Well, that’s what this market is like.