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I'm sure you've heard that phrase before. “Now is a GREAT time to sell!” It's a phrase that has been beaten to death, unfortunately, by too many agents who are worried more about saying the right thing than guiding clients to a healthy decision. Now the phrase has become cliché, but quite frankly there is truth to is in the O.C.
The time is really, really good to plan the sale of your house in the next 4 to 8 weeks.
Just over a year ago in January 2010, the local number of unsold houses was large enough that CAR (California Association of Realtors) estimated it would take 8.2 months to sell them all. Fast forward to today, where there is a smaller inventory of available houses in the O.C. Market. That means two things:
Houses have sold over the past 12 months, which has led to a smaller inventory
Smaller inventory means less competition in the market, which then typically leads to a shorter time on the market before it's sold.
One thing that is easily forgotten by many sellers is the factor of competition. When you put your home on the market, you are in competition with other homes. It is then up to your real estate professional to give you guidance on getting your home sell-ready and marketing it properly for maximum exposure.
Based on the local number of unsold houses in the O.C., the estimated time to sell them now is nearly two months less than the 8.2 month estimate in January 2010. What this means ultimately for you as a seller is that there is less competition, which automatically gives your listing visibility a little boost. Add to that a real estate professional who markets your home and gets it in front of buyers and you have perhaps the best selling opportunity of the past year-and-a-half.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.