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Creating Urgency In a Stagnant Buyer’s Market w/Marti Hampton

December 1, 2017

At certain price points, all markets start to favor buyers. How do you get people to take action quickly, instead of waiting for a price drop? When a house has been on the market for too long, what problems does this create? How do you reinvent a listing that has gone stale? On this episode, we are joined by team owner and luxury specialist, Marti Hampton, who shares the strategies that generate interest and excitement for listings.

Everyday that your house is on the market, you lose ability to negotiate and you have a lesser position. -Marti Hampton

Takeaways + Tactics

  • Your database is really your true selling feature as an agent.
  • For every 500 online views you should have 10 people that came through the home.
  • Having many showings and no offers is a worse position than having a few showings.

At the start, Marti gave us a bit of her background, and why it’s so important to get buyers interested in a home immediately. Next, we talked about Marti’s other business Coming Soon Homes, and why more days on market can weaken your position. Towards the end of the show, we discussed how to revive a stale listing.

Marti also shared on:

  • Creating excitement around a listing with marketing
  • How to reinvent the market you’re going after
  • How many showings your online views should be generating

The less time a property has spent on the market, the more urgency there will be around it, and the more leverage the agent has. Every day a house sits on the market reduces your effectiveness to negotiate, weakening your position. It’s critical to create excitement and desire for your properties.Once your property becomes stale, savvy buyers will have a much stronger position, which will impact the list price. Remember: you can’t fool the buyer. They often know a lot more about the market than you might think.

Guest Bio
Marti Hampton heads the top REMAX team in the Carolina’s. She’s also the founder of Coming Soon Homes. She has been in a real estate agent since the 1980s, and she is passionate about her profession, striving to improve with each day. Marti has served Raleigh, Cary, and the Triangle region for over 25 years now. She is proud to sell more previously-owned homes than anyone in the Triangle. In 2012, she was ranked the top real estate agent in the nation and is proud to be the highest producing sales agent on the East Coast for Re/Max. Go to for more information or email to get in touch.