The real estate in Maine seller is asking for a ball park listing valuation over the phone.
Right now. Without the agent, broker, REALTOR seeing the property or what is happening aorund it that affects the listing value in today's market. The question comes up about just give me a ball park, won't hold you to it and right here and now, what's the sticks and bricks worth? Quick like a bunny like we tell the kid's when the Sand Man is waiting.
Over the years the gut feeling and real estate instincts can kick in when pressed but seeing what we are selling, marketing means hold it.
Tour the property listing and look at what is happening across the street. Crank your head up and study those high tension power wires in the backyard. The car up on jacks. And consider the motivation, the time frame of the property owner's expectations. Lots goes into this real estate appraisal process warns Yoda.
When the other end of a real estate phone call or email starts to fill in the blanks, the hand goes up. Gonna take more than just a few responses to some rushed questions over the tin can and string. In the spur of the moment with a hurried email with just a line or two. Hitting send in a split second dash hurry hurry. And expecting ding ding ding, survey says (blank) to get the answer they want drive through quick.
Like people, every property is different due to the fix based location it is parked and the condition and supply and demand of how it plugs into the current real estate market.
Like a diamond, a precious gem stone what's it worth means gotta eye ball the place under the magnifying glass, like using the jeweler's loupe for a complete examination. Turn your head and cough.
Used to eyeball the up and down, sideways and the what's around the property listing story. Being toyed with listing a place means answers to hard questions. Lots of them. Taking very good notes during the asking questions.