Warren County Ohio Real Estate News and Observations: You Have The Information, What Are You Going To Do With It?

You Have The Information, What Are You Going To Do With It?

horse drinkingAs a real estate agent, much of my role focuses on providing information to my buyers and sellers in Greater Cincinnati.

Gathering data and understanding the market trends.

Assessing a neighborhood's history. 

Do homes sell fast or slow? 

What's in demand? 

Pros and cons of the area?

And once I have that information, putting it in context for my clients or solving problems to create options my clients might never have considered.

But I can only go so far as an agent.

I'm not the one making the actual decisions.

I can strongly advise and do my best to make sure they understand the risks and rewards.

"This is the price this neighborhood will support and here are the past sales and current market activity to prove it.".

"This home won't last long.  Homes in this community are moving in single digit days.  You saw the people looking before and after us?  You like it, you better offer on it NOW."

"This home is underpriced, $20k below any other sale in the last 2 years."

"The seller is willing to do a lease back after closing so you don't have to break your rental lease and you can STILL get the home you love if we get that offer written before someone else does."

Missed opportunities rarely offer a second chance.

I'm not trying to call our clients horses, but this is the real life "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink" proverb at work.

The information is there.

The decision is yours.

What's it going to be?

Drink or be thirsty?



Just call 513-520-5305 or email Liz@LizSpear.com and we can discuss how we can best help you!

Serving Greater Cincinnati home buyers and sellers,

Bill of Liz and Bill aka BLiz


Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas


The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
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Comment balloon 23 commentsLiz and Bill Spear • January 26 2019 11:41PM


Love the analogy. I ften say Liz and Bill Spear that a new buyer needs to lose their dream home by delaying their decision to be ready to act quick when the next opportunity arises. 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 7 months ago

Usually, one or two times of being thirsty, and that horse/not horse figures out what to do.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) 7 months ago

Home buyers will be in very good hands when they use your professional real estate services.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 7 months ago

Information needs to be verified and make sure it is true and then pass it on as need be

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 7 months ago

Soooo agree with Kat Palmiotti ...if it takes more than once...reasonable is not part of the DNA

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 7 months ago

Knowledge and wisdom are thought to be the same thing way too often. It kind of shows a lack of wisdom but once you get it, It’s a beautiful thing.:)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 7 months ago

Perfect analogy, Bill! Yes, I've seen the 'I'm going to sleep on it' lose the first dream home for clients but, they're solidly on-board the next go-round (MOST of them)! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 months ago

Really nice post---and such a polite way of saying "don't make a mistake"!


Posted by MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert (The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948)) 7 months ago

This! is what I tell borrowers to look for - an agent who provides them with information to make a decision. I tell them if an agent is not forthcoming with information like this then get a new agent.

Posted by Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380 (D A Griffin Financial.LLC) 7 months ago

Hello Liz and Bill - advise but don't decide. Use information wisely. 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 7 months ago

Good evening Liz and Bill Spear ,

Our knowledge can help advise a client but never make the decision for them. Its not ours to make.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 7 months ago

Hi Liz and Bill Spear , don't you just have a party when they listen to you the first time a round?   These kind of people ususually come up with the financial part themselves and in winning the bid they gain self confidence in making a large decsion and getting it right the first time!

Posted by Susan McCall, Independent Listing and Buyer Agent, Bringing buyers and sellers together! (Compass Realty Solutions) 7 months ago

Good morning Liz and Bill Spear, all we can do is to provide our buyers and sellers with all the information that's necessary but the decision is theirs. It takes a few disappointments before they actually take our advice.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 7 months ago

Living where I do, it's hard to visualize a market where homes are under contract within single digit days. A whole different set of challenges for agents.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 7 months ago


This is a perfect analogy, and just the right photo to emphasize the message n your post. Our job is to educate and counsel, but to not make the decisions. Some are better at being decisive than others!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 7 months ago

We are educating our clients about the market. They can choose to trust our interpretation of the data or not, sometimes to their own detriment.

Posted by Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group) 7 months ago

Great image to go along with your post. There is only so much we can do, and that is educate our clients so they can make infomed decisions.

Posted by Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy (eXp Realty) 7 months ago

Information is one my strengths I like to believe. I share as much and talk to customers every day in the hope that the information I share will convert to a client.

Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) 7 months ago

It’s the whole difference between knowledge and wisdom. Knowing what to do when rather than just how to do it is key. :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 7 months ago

I've said many of those quotes before!  Hopefully the buyers/sellers are listening and trust the experts!

Posted by Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes) 7 months ago

Excellent post.  Got to stay informed!

Posted by L. Scott Ferguson, Sunny Florida Real Estate Professional (Ask4Ferguson - Your House-SOLD Name in Real Estate) 7 months ago

As an LO, I face much the same "challenge", Liz and Bill Spear ... I can offer the info, the opportunity to learn, ask them to respond, give my "2-Cents worth", try to impress upon them the need and urgency ... but that is all.  I can hope they will respond and respond positively in a timely manner.  And then the ball's in their court ...

Congrats on yet another great post!


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) 7 months ago

Very true, and all we can do is give them the information so they can make an informed and confident decision. Some people are just not good at making decisions, they will procrastinate, ask you what you will do etc. But, they are the ones who have to live there.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 7 months ago