A New Year Brings New Opportunities
If you’re thinking of selling or buying a home this year, the time to act is NOW! As the weather warms, real estate will heat right on up also. Many folks are planning already, preparing to take advantage of the special opportunities offered by a recovering housing market. Many buyers are prudently taking measures to avoid higher prices and higher interest rates typically associated with economic recovery. And many wise sellers began preparing their homes for the market as soon as the holiday decorations came down. NOW is the time to clean, paint and declutter!
If you think you’ll want to sell during 2014, call us now. We’ve sold so many of our listings, our inventory is lower than it has been in years. We need more listings to meet the rising demand of buyers, and by early March, most buyers are Spring-ing into action. We’ll be glad to take a look at your home and offer suggestions on preparing and pricing it for sale. You need to know in advance what the market will require of you and your home for a strong and timely sale. Learning this a week before you are ready to list your home will put you at a disadvantage. Also, please remember: We provide professional, high-definition photography, the best web exposure you can find, complimentary staging services and, for 2014, true online video tours of your home. Another thought: There is much, much more to listing a home that sticking a sign in the yard – IF you want to sell your home at the best price possible and in a timely fashion.
If you think you’re going to buy in the next year, now is a good time to start exploring areas and neighborhoods, learning as much as you can about safety, schools, amenities, prices and inventories. The more you know in advance about an area in which you may be interested, the better decision you can make when you are ready to make your move. It’s always good to be up-to-date on market conditions and prices prior to launching your search in earnest.
When it comes to real estate, we are glad to advise you at any time. Please don’t hesitate to call, even while waiting for the Final Thaw!