Here is one example: There's a nice listing in Windham that has had a couple of price reductions. You can see the listing here: http://www.trulia.com/property/1088896216-9-Hancock-Rd-Windh
Scroll to the bottom of the Trulia listing and notice the following price reductions:
11/11/2009 Price change $379,900
11/04/2009 Price change $388,000
10/14/2009 Price change $397,950
HOWEVER, here is the real story:
Property listed for $397,500 on 10/10/09
Price reduction to $388,000 on 10/24/09.
Price reduction to $379,900 on 11/06/09.
Not bad... just a couple of days off, right? What difference can just a couple of days make? In this case, it makes all the difference. An offer was accepted on the property on 11/10/09, before anyone price-watching here or on other sites knew about the price reduction.
Internet sites are GREAT for doing research and familiarizing yourself with trends in an area. And if somebody is dead-set against having a Buyer's Agent work on their behalf, that is for them to decide. However, a Buyer's Agent will IN MOST CASES be the source for the most accurate and up to date information...
Keller Williams Realty
office: (603) 232-8282x2621
If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me at your convenience. My contact info is below. Thanks, and enjoy the day!!
Valerie Cloutier, Realtor®
MA & NH Real Estate Services
Accredited Buyer Representative
e-PRO Certified 2008
800-746-8448 x424 Toll Free
Visit my website: http://www.SNHhome.com
Send me Email: Valerie@SNHhome.com
Londonderry NH 03053
Ask your agent... If you don't have one yet, feel free to send me an e-mail with the MLS number and I will send you the information...
Lee P. Johansen
Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate
The Masiello Group
126 S. River Rd., Suite 1
Bedford, NH 03110
Office: 603-625-2800 X310
Licensed in New Hampshire
OH BY THE WAY
I'm never too busy
for your referrals
You could call an office for someone on floor duty or for any agent. You do not need a contract but be ready to answer questions, such as, are you pre approved to buy? Are you just looking? What are your motivations for this property?