Let's play nice
In this super competitive market that currently exists in Boulder County, it would help if everybody remembered the golden rule. The game has gotten a bit chippy - elbowed are flying higher, hits against the boards are harder and more vicious. There will be a turn around. Having sold real estate for almost 45 years, I've seen the balance go to seller's market to buyer's market many a time. It would be really nice to have a balanced market with an equal numbers of buyers and sellers. Good luck with that! In the last two weeks of showing properties, I've only had to use a lockbox on a couple of occasions. Other houses, the broker in the house before me hands me the key, and I hand it to the broker following me. The net result is multiple offers, pricing getting bid up, and the use of very aggressive buyer escalation clauses.
With all this going on, it helps if brokers will continue the spirit of cooperation that has always made our industry unique. The very essence of the multiple listing service is to give everybody a fair shot at the shared existing inventory. This is the arena where buyers, sellers, brokers need to tune up their memory on the essence of the golden rule to make everything work a little more smoothly.
Let's play nice.