Buying Advice

Do You Remember Gumby? If You Are a Buyer, You May Need To Be Gumby!

green gumby doll

If you are a Buyer competing in today’s market, you may be feeling defeated. Stretched. Weary. You aren’t alone. In this market of tight inventory, escalating prices, and multiple offers, many Buyers are growing tired. Your feelings are completely understandable. Buying property in today’s hot Seller’s market is a bit like going into battle.

Buying Tips in a Seller’s Market

Do I have any tips for you? Sure. There are lots of things I can share about staying the course and positioning yourself to get the winning bidder. But today, I want to share something I learned from one of our stellar seasoned agents, Melanie Meinken. One of the things I love about being with Hawaii Life is having access to the collective knowledge, wisdom, and experience of our agents. Agents like Melanie. I love how we all share our tips, talents, and techniques to improve our skills, and more importantly, your real estate experience.

So, what did Melanie say? Actually, it’s more what she did to encourage her Buyer clients. You’ve heard that a picture paints a thousand words. It’s true. Sometimes a simple picture, symbol, or gesture can speak volumes. Complex ideas can be conveyed by a single still image, which conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a mere verbal description. What is the image that Melanie conveyed? It was a simple Gumby toy. A Gumby toy that she gave to her Buyer clients to share a message. An important message. If you are going to be a Buyer in today’s market, you need to be like Gumby.

Stay Flexible

If you know Gumby, you know that he is lovable. Adventurous. Optimistic. All of these character traits can come in handy in life and in real estate. Especially now. But, most of all, when you think of Gumby, you think flexible. You remember how Gumby always got through stuff, right? He was flexible. Resolute. Even through danger-filled escapades. Now, I’m not comparing buying property to a danger-filled escapade. Well, not quite. But, it can be an escapade — exciting, daring, and an adventure.

So, if you are in the market, buy yourself a Gumby and keep him close at hand. It’ll be a reminder to stay the course and to be flexible. And, if you’re like Gumby, you’ll get through and you’ll succeed!

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Kim Soares

March 22, 2021

Couldn’t agree with you more! Stay flexible!

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