Here is a comment from a new listing in Marblehead this week:
First showings @ open house 4/6,7. Offers held until 4/7 5pm.
In recent weeks houses have come on the market and offers have been accepted before the first public open house. Holding offers until the end of the open house allows the seller time to receive more offers. It also encourages buyers to make their best offer, which may well be above the asking price.
Did somebody say 2004?
PRIME OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE AT FIVE CORNERS
257 Washington Street – next to 5 Corners Kitchen!
Less expensive than leasing!
714 sq.ft. Office/Retail Condo with private bathroom
Attractive entrance: brick pathway and vestibule
Very light, lots of windows and character
Condo fee $87.50 per month
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Mike Cannuscio, Managing Partner
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Foreclosure petitions down 30%
Foreclosure deeds down 63%
Foreclosure auction announcements down 80%
The Warren Group; March 5, 2013