Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : October 2009

HOLY POOP! I NEED MORE LISTINGS...

Listings are the name of the game.

In spite of this, I often struggle keeping my inventory of listings up.

I seem stuck in a cycle.  I pick up a listing or two.  I sell them in a couple months.  And then back to square one...

Not the way I want to do business.  I need a steady inventory of homes to sell...

I thought I broke out of the cycle a few months back. 

I had just taken my fourth listing, a personal record. 

But then, it happened...

Home in Naperville

One sold...

Condo on 11th Street in Naperville

Then another...

This week, a third went under contract... 

2112 Seminary, Chicago

I am left with just one. 

Holy poop!  I need more listings...

Ken

A Realtor you can trust. 

Comment balloon 16 commentsKen Tracy • October 30 2009 04:52PM
HOLY POOP! I NEED MORE LISTINGS…
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