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From Our January 2017 Newsletter:
Finding the Value in a Real Estate Agent
Perhaps you're considering buying or selling a home or property in the New Year. For some, the idea of selling a home might seem like a challenge worth taking. For others, the thought of selling or buying a property is incredibly daunting, which is a major reason why real estate agents and brokers exist: to help us with our real estate transactions. Even so, there are some people who question the value in an agent. Because a normal real estate transaction takes on average between 30 to 45 days (there are times when it's shorter or much longer), it might seem as though an agent gets a lot more out of the transaction than they put in, prompting a buyer or seller to attempt the transaction on his/her own. What many people don't realize is the incredible value offered to buyers and sellers by using an agent. If you're looking to buy or sell in the New Year, read below to find out all the value you receive by using a real estate agent.More info.
New Year, New Home?
2016 was the best year in The Hetrick Team’s history! By the end of the third quarter, we had sold more homes than in any full year in our 18 years of existence! For months now, our best listings, priced reasonably and well-prepared for the market, have been going under contract in a matter of days, and sometimes in just hours. December turned out to be one of our top months in 2016, so even the holiday season didn’t slow the market. As new construction continues to make its comeback, and inventory slowly builds, the quick-sale pace may slow some. But with interest rates beginning to creep up, with the re-entry into the market of many consumers who have now recovered from losses they suffered in the early part of this decade, and with first-time buyers continuing to move into the market in larger numbers, we should see a continued robust market.
So a note to all you potential sellers: If you want to get a leg up on your competition this year, you should consider meeting with us in as soon as possible so that you have a plan for early Spring. If you want to move forward quickly into a new home for 2017, NOW is the time to get your ducks in a row to sell your current home. Most folks need to do at least a little sprucing up, and we are here to help you figure out what to do now. Don’t forget: We go the extra mile to help our clients prepare their homes for sale, price them right, stage them well; and we invest wisely in professional photography, video and effective online marketing. Also, check out our new 3D walk-through tour technology, Matterport: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=3nQ1oTkH35b Call us now. 601-664-6980.
Buyers: Interest rates have begun to creep higher. Homes are STILL selling in days. Demand STILL exceeds the supply of ready-to-sell homes. New financing and closing regulations mean longer waits between contract and closing, so don’t assume you know what to expect. A lot has changed – in 2010, and again in October, 2015, so if you have not been in the market in several years, you’ll find our buyer orientation programs useful and beneficial. Also, buyers need the freshest, most accurate info on homes for sale to take advantage of sometimes brief windows of opportunity when the right home hits the market. And, that’s what The Hetrick Team does well. We make sure our buyer clients are ready to buy—prepared, poised and ready to go. Our buyers stay a step ahead of the market. Call us now. 601-664-6950.
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