Why Relying on Just Two Bidders to Sell Your Property Might Not Be Enough

In the realm of real estate, myths often masquerade as truths, leading sellers down a path of missed opportunities and unrealised potential. One such myth is the belief that two bidders are all it takes to seal the deal on a property sale. However, this notion, though tempting in its simplicity, falls short of the dynamic reality of the market. Let’s delve into why relying solely on two bidders may not be sufficient and explore the importance of diversifying buyer interest to maximise outcomes.

The Limitations of Depending on Two Bidders

While securing two interested parties may seem like a promising start, it’s crucial to acknowledge the inherent limitations of this approach. First and foremost, buyer dropout rates can be unpredictable, with individuals withdrawing from the process due to various factors, such as changing financial circumstances or unforeseen personal emergencies. Don’t forget that buyers are also looking at several properties at the same time. One buyer can easily purchase a property ahead of your auction or before you are ready to consider an offer. Additionally, changes in the buyer’s circumstances may disrupt negotiations, prolonging the sales process and introducing uncertainty. This volatility underscores the risk of placing all eggs in just two baskets!

The presence of only two bidders can inadvertently close the way for price escalation. With limited competition, buyers may feel less pressure to submit competitive offers, potentially leading to a sale price that falls short of the property’s true value. 

Importance of Diversifying Buyer Interest

In contrast, diversifying buyer interest offers a multitude of benefits that extend beyond mere numbers. A larger pool of prospective buyers not only increases competition, but also enhances the likelihood of securing a successful sale at an optimal price point. By casting a wider net, sellers position themselves to attract individuals with varying preferences, priorities, and purchasing power, thereby mitigating the risk of settling for a subpar offer.

Heightened buyer interest fosters a sense of urgency and momentum within the market, driving up demand and positioning the property favourably among competing listings. This heightened visibility can translate into faster sales cycles and smoother transactions, ultimately maximising returns for sellers

“Success in real estate is not just about finding buyers; it’s about creating an environment where every potential bidder feels valued and compelled to engage. Diversifying buyer interest isn’t simply a strategy; it’s a mindset that prioritises  maximising value and fostering meaningful connections throughout the selling process” Simone Chin, Director & Auctioneer, Atria Real Estate

How a Real Estate Agent Can Help

Navigating the complexities of the real estate landscape requires expertise, finesse, and unwavering commitment. This is where a seasoned real estate agent enters the picture, serving as a trusted ally in the pursuit of a successful property sale. Armed with unparalleled market knowledge and a strategic approach, agents play a pivotal role in diversifying buyer interest and optimising outcomes for their clients.

From orchestrating targeted marketing campaigns to coordinating scheduled inspections and negotiating offers, real estate agents streamline the selling process with precision and professionalism. Their guidance instils confidence in sellers, reassuring them that their property sale is in capable hands every step of the way.

In essence, relying solely on two bidders to sell a property overlooks the inherent complexities and opportunities within the real estate landscape. By embracing diversification and enlisting the expertise of a seasoned real estate agent, sellers can unlock the full potential of their property and embark on a journey toward success with confidence and clarity.


At Atria Real Estate, we’re here to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that you maximise the potential of your property sale. Contact us today on 03 8680 9421 to learn more about our comprehensive real estate services and take the first step towards achieving your property goals.


Simone Chin

03 8680 9421
Simone Chin is a multi award winning agent and one of Bayside’s most successful, being the only female auctioneer in the area. ATRIA REAL ESTATE was formed to give vendors the best possible experience as they undertake the journey to sell their homes.
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Simone Chin

Simone Chin is a multi award winning agent and one of Bayside's most successful, being the only female auctioneer in the area. ATRIA REAL ESTATE was formed to give vendors the best possible experience as they undertake the journey to sell their homes.

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