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Early 2009 Market Results: Increased Activity for Buyers and Sellers
We are two-thirds of the way through of the 2009 Spring Market, and we have had a roller-coaster of regional activity - some areas have popped up in sales, others suddenly are flat - on both sellers' and buyers' sides. The news on the economy swings daily from good to bad to good. Nevertheless, I have more successful sales transactions!
The popular price ranges of interest have dropped some 20%, and sometimes more, depending on the location. Real estate is local.
For my clients, the real bottom line has been price, and price alone. This month, for example, my newest listing received multiple offers and was under contract in just 7 days! And, one of my older listings had a significant price improvement, received an offer within 3 weeks, and settled two weeks later!
Buyers will buy homes that are priced correctly. They have researched the market and know what is available. Owners of homes not yet sold and whose price has remained unchanged 30+ days must make the next price change significant and noticeable to a new set of buyers as all potential buyers at the current price have passed them by and bought lower priced homes. At the least, they have rejected the current price, and there is more inventory from which buyers can chose their next home. Buyers can lose interest in a particular home quickly in this market.
For sellers, it is no longer a matter of ‘leaving money on the table' or ‘giving the house away'. There is nothing on the table or being given away when there are no offers to begin with. The market will establish the price for the home, not the seller, and not the seller's agent.
The difficult challenge is finding the right price at which it will sell. So I deeply research the market and listen to all comments on my listings, and I present successful selling strategies fresh from today's market reality and experiences. And I get results for my clients.
___________________________________________ F. Hill Slowinski, JD, REALTOR® in DC, MD, and VA W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtors, A Long & Foster Company Christie’s International Real Estate #9 Agent in Washington Metro Region
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