I wrote this blog for our nearby town Pullman, WA, but the same applies here in Moscow, Idaho. For those sellers who haven't sold their home yet, here are some ideas.
Many in our town of Pullman Washington took advantage of the first time home buyer tax credit as well as the extended tax credit.
The last few months have been extremely busy. And the last few days proved no exception. I was working from 7:00AM and finishing up around 9:00 PM to get those contracts signed around before the books were closed on April 30, 2010 and the tax credit.
Buyers were out looking and buying. The buyers that I have been helping have certainly had an eye toward value and eye toward the future. Many of these buyers are looking for homes that they can grow into for many years. This is true both for first time buyers and existing buyers.
And sellers that were selling in our market were in the 170,000 to the 225,000 range. And of those homes that sold were not only priced to sell but prepared to sell. They were the homes folks could see themselves in for a long time. They did not just buy to buy a home.
Those buyers who didn't find that perfect home have wisely decided to wait. They just didn't feel they should buy a home just to buy. Are they still looking? Only time will tell us that for sure. I believe they will. I am still getting inquiries about properties and to me that is a good sign.
What does this mean for you sellers that didn't sell you home? Keep positive and keep it show ready. Take some fresh approaches. Spring is now in full swing. Now is a great time to spruce up your yard for some fresh pictures. So...think spring....think curb appeal!
About the Author: The above piece was provided as a community service by Lori Cofer, a local Pullman WA Real Estate Agent. Lori can be reached via email at email@example.com or by phone at 509-330-0086. Lori is happy to assist you in all your Pullman real estate and Moscow Idaho Real Estate needs. Lori is "Your Pullman WA Real Estate Connection