Why would a seller choose to sell prior to going on the market? I’ve been asked this several times. Yes, Nashville is in a seller’s market. Yes, if you are priced right for what you are then it’s likely you could get multiple offers. Yes, the final contract price could go over list price. But, what if you don’t want to get your house in perfect condition? What if you want to sell as-is, quickly or maybe you have your eye on another property you want to buy? What if you have pets or kids and don’t want to deal with trying to live immaculately while strangers traipse through your house non-stop through the weekend? Tied to each house is an owner and people have different priorities. A lot of times, the most money is the most important to sellers but what if you could get your list price and not have to deal with showings? What if you could avoid all the frenzy of multiple offers where sometimes the winning buyer ends up with buyer’s remorse and backs out? There can be great value in selling pre-market. There is truth in “A bird in the hand is better than one in the nest”. There can also be great rewards with great risk. A good agent will explain the pros and cons and guide you towards your desired outcome, be it bird in hand or reaching for the bird in the nest.