I am seeing more and more homes going up in our area as well. I welcome the building but not the long build times. I am not seeing a 9 month wait here yet.
Via Bob Pisa Downing-Frye Naples Bonita Estero (Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Naples, FL)
The Crazy Days are Back, New Construction Stretches Out
Labor Shortages Causing Longer Lead Times
Today I worked with a customer contracting to build/buy a new home in Naples. Contract to move-in time was quoted to be nine months! Now, we’re talking about a nice home but it is a builder’s tract home model.
What’s causing the delay? In general, a labor shortage. Homes are lined up just waiting for the availability of labor and material to start the next phase.
We drove buy several homes in the state as the one pictured to the right. Blocks are up and they are sitting there waiting their turn for delivery of trusses and the labor to put them up. We were told that the shortage is nationwide.
Now isn’t that interesting…? Looking for work…?
I know there are two sides to every story but today has been one of those days where agents working for the banks have complained, lectured and refused to submit an offer for me. They appear to be angry at the amount of work they are having to do to submit offers. Well sorry but someone wrote that offer and that was work as well.
Low offers are just a part of the business right now with all the foreclosed inventory on the market. Taking it personal is very unprofessional. As long as banks are accepting low offers they will continue to get them. I work with investors as well as all buyers. Submitting a lot of offers is just the way it is when you work with well financed investors who are actually getting great deals.
I am not trying to be rude but….
What you have to do to satisfy your client, the bank, is not my problem. If you hate it then quit and I am sure there are 100 agents in line to take your job. I am going to do what my client needs done to get the deals.
Do not expect me to be passive when you decide you need to lecture about a “proper” offer. I will bite back! Just submit my offer and don’t get your panties in a wad.
Manners have gone out the window with agents right now. Like I told an agent the other day….Let’s just say what it is! You are trying to pacify an asset manager and make yourself look good at the expense of the agents trying to sell your inventory.
Complain and gripe all you want. I am going to continue to run my business the way I want and make the offers my clients want to be made. If you say you are not going to submit my offer expect the gloves to come off. I have filled out your 26 page addendum and the GAR form as you requested as well as my information and my clients information in triplicate. Just submit the offer already!
I know agents working for the banks are covered up in paperwork but so am I. Lets just all do our jobs and with a smile please. Things are not going to change any time soon.
I am finding vacant properties all over the place that are not listed as of yet. I have a buyer that wants to make an offer on a Fannie Mae property that is just sitting there. Does anyone have any idea who I would contact, or is it a lost cause? I want to help my client. This is not the first time it has happened and it would be great to find a way to make this client happy and to help others as well. Any advise would be appreciated.