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How Fast Are Homes Selling in Cedar Rapids?
Let's put it this doesn't matter whether the home is listed at $90,000 or $400,000, if your home is clean, updated and priced right, it is gone within a week or less.  Sometimes selling in the first hours on the market to the first buyer that scheduled a showing with their agent.
I listed a home a couple of months ago in the $235,000 range.  It received 7 showings in the first 24 hours and over 30 people came through the open house.  We received 6 offers, all over the asking price.  So how did the seller choose?  Ultimately, it was not about the price.  It was about the down payment.  The buyer they chose had 20% and everyone else was at 5% or less.  There were even two agents that wrote in escalation clauses to try to help their buyers get the house.  Another home that I listed in the last week, came on the market at 9:00 am.  There were two showings, one at 11:30 and one at 1:00.  Both agents sent me an offer for over the asking price.  The market moves fast!
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