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Everyone seems to have an opinion of where the housing market is headed. Unfortunately, no one seems to have a whole lot to back up their opinion! Whether it is the media, real estate agents, politicians, the NAR, the public or even economists, there is just no opinion that seems to be prevailing and based on real facts!
Now, we all know that real estate is very local. What is happening in Florida has little to do with what is happening with the housing market in Spokane. We didn’t reach the crazy highs here and have not experienced such devastating lows. Yes, the market could be better BUT it could also be much worse. Across the nation, some towns are experiencing growth while others are still losing ground.
Pollyanna says the market is on its way UP.
Denise Lomes, who recently taught a class I attended predicts an increase in price as well as an increase in sales this year for Eastern Washington! I felt SO good when I left that class, I wanted to dance a jig and scream off of rooftops, “the Spokane real estate market is on its way UP!” Denise presented LOTS of statistics to support the trends she is predicting. She claims that Washington State is going to see a lot of incoming and intrastate migration! Our own Managing Broker seems to think the market will continue to steadily improve as well . . . it sure has in our office this past month!
Chicken Little says the market is still going down!
An area Managing Broker who recently did a presentation at our office predicts the Spokane market is going to fall this year with prices dropping as much as 10%. He seems to think we should be encouraging sellers to list really low, because they don’t want to be chasing a falling market. When asked what he is basing this prediction on, he admitted he didn’t have any basis, other than the fact that there are still quite a few foreclosures lurking in the shadows. I left that room feeling like someone had popped my bubble!
As for me, I DON’T MAKE PREDICTIONS ON THE MARKET! I will leave that to the economists so they can take the blame when they are wrong. All I know is the NOW of selling real estate in Spokane. My NOW is that I am a WHOLE LOT busier than I was a year ago! I have taken on three new listings in the past few weeks and have several new buyers. When I am helping a seller choose a price for their home I am considering what is a realistic price for today, keeping in mind the time frame in which they wish to sell. When I am working with a buyer, I am helping them find a home that will be a good investment whether the market goes up or down in the next few years!
Predictions are for Pollyanna and Chicken Little and little old ladies with glass balls . . . my job as a Realtor is to help my sellers and buyers succeed in the Spokane market we have NOW!
Contact me so we can begin working toward your real estate goals today!
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