Hard to believe, but SPRING is right around the corner. FINALLY! It has been a crazy weather winter, but we’re starting to see longer streaks of warmer weather, though we could use a break from the rain, that’s for sure.
Sellers, if you haven’t already listed, please make every effort to do so immediately. Phones are ringing off the hook and homes are back to selling crazy fast. I had two listings that went up right as the holidays hit and we had a showing here and a showing there. All it took was a couple of warmer days to get the buyers out and both were gobbled up immediately. We are at record low levels of inventory (homes available for sale). Over the last couple years this has lead to homes selling faster then we have ever seen and for higher prices. That said, do yourself a favor and LISTEN to your broker on pricing. Market forces are still at play even in up markets. Don’t get fooled into thinking you can ask anything you want for your home. Let me run the analysis and get you priced fairly to get you the highest price possible and sell in the fastest time possible.
Buyers, we are headed into a competitive Spring selling season. Again, please listen to your agent. We transact in these markets everyday and are poised to help you get the home you want. But you will have to be willing to act fast and come in with strong offers. Consider dropping unnecessary concessions like surveys and Seller paid Buyer close costs. Give yourself an edge over other buyers. Before you even request to see a home, it is essential that you have your financing in order. For cash buyers, you will need a bank statement showing available fund. For those taking out a mortgage, get pre approved FIRST.
Best of luck to all Buyers and Sellers. Ready? Set. Go!
The old adage, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, holds true. Even though you may be scrambling to get things in order for the spring, be sure to take time out with the family to enjoy one another. As always, lots to do in the Fort Wayne area. The Home & Garden Show at the Coliseum may just be the best way to get out AND get some ideas for the home. Just saying.
Have a great month!
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