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  • Writer's pictureBrett Rosenbaugh

Get Ahead of the Competition and Find Your Dream Home with Expired Listings

In a low inventory market, it can be difficult to find the perfect property for purchase or rental. The competition is fierce and listings sell quickly. But there's a way to get ahead of the competition. By scouting expired listings, potential buyers can have the upper hand in the real estate market.

What Are Expired Listings?

Expired listings are properties that were listed for sale or rent but did not receive an offer within the specified period of time set by the seller or renter. These properties may have been on the market for weeks or months without any offers, depending on their location and condition. At some point, they were removed from active listings and placed into “expired” status. That’s where you come in!

The Benefits of Expired Listings

By scoping out expired listings, potential buyers can find properties that may have been overlooked due to lack of marketing or minimal interest from other buyers. Expired listings also give buyers more control over negotiating prices as sellers are more likely to accept lower offers since they cannot find buyers elsewhere. In addition, expired listings can provide access to several hidden gems that are not being marketed aggressively by real estate agents yet still provide great value to potential buyers.

How To Find Expired Listings

Finding expired listings is easy with the help of online databases like your Realtors MLS which track active and inactive properties throughout your area. Real estate agents who specialize in working with expired listings in order to gain access to those properties first-hand before they are re-listed on the market again at a higher price tag is another great source.

With research and dedication, anyone looking for an affordable home can benefit from scoping out expired listings — especially in low inventory markets! With these hidden gems, you get great value without having to compete against many other interested parties for each property listing ... giving you an edge over your fellow house hunters! So don't let this opportunity pass you by; start searching for your dream home with a RMHR agent today!


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