Team Member Since 2017
Blair is a Beverly-Hanks Broker Associate, and owner of Bishop Forestry and Land PLLC., a company focusing on sustainable forestry and land management in WNC. He is a NC Registered Forester, ISA Certified Arborist, and a Society of American…Read More
Is the first offer always the best offer?
It depends... It depends on the whether a neighborhood is in demand, whether the clock is ticking, and if there are other contingencies. If it depends, then why is the "first offer" tenet trumpeted loudly by well-meaning agents? Today, home buyers learn of new listings almost immediately through online alerts. Timing is everything in real estate. Experienced agents know that the combination of alerts and low supply drives the sense of scarcity to peak during the first weeks a home is on the market. Demand fades as the weeks pass, and with less demand, offers become less exciting for sellers.
Haywood Community College
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
University of North Carolina at Greensboro