With the snow finally melted, there are now an abundance of “for sale” signs at homes in my area. With the spring home buying season underway, I am sure this is the same for people around the United States. Even if you don’t live in the US, I would imagine there are certain times of the year that homes are for sale in your area.
When I think of the housing market in Spring, it gets me more motivated to sell some of my real estate domain names. I currently own quite a few city/town RealEstate.com domain names that I think have value to agents. I eagerly began sending out emails to local real estate agents a couple of weeks ago, and I received fewer replies than I would have expected. Even when I emailed a friend in that business, it took longer than usual for him to respond.
The booming real estate market means real estate agents are bustling. Realtors are holding open houses, representing home owners at their listings, and they are shuttling their clients to various homes for sale. Many successful real estate agents are working long hours, and everything that doesn’t include selling homes comes second.
Even though the real estate market maybe at it’s peak right now, it may not be a good time to sell real estate domain names. Most people need some time to think about a large purchase, especially if it is outside of their typical expenditures. Trying to get a busy real estate agent to focus on a domain name purchase may be a difficult task right now. The same thing goes for other professions that are seasonal as well.
If you need someone’s full attention to sell a valuable domain name, the best time to get it may be in the off season. Professionals are likely planning for their busy season during the annual downtime, and an email about a domain name may be better received when the prospective buyer has more time to consider it.
I am probably going to hold off on sending more emails to potential buyers until I am more sure that I have their attention. The best buyer for a particular domain name may receive an email, but if it is not read or carefully reviewed, it might be lost in the pile. The best time to email a seasonal professional may be in the off season.