Happy New Year to all you bloggers out there.

By
Real Estate Agent with Lloyd & Day Real Estate

Another year has come to an end and a new one has begun.  2009 was a year of changes for many as well as the end of a decade.  What will 2010 hold for us as Realtors or as citizens of the United States and the World?  For me 2009 started out on the wrong foot, both from a personal view and a business perspective.  But on a more positive note, the year ended up much better than it started with good sales in the last quarter.

The question is, "Will this trend continue in 2010?"  What we all need is listings, listings, listings.  I have noticed all the expired listing showing up on the MLS reports from all the agencies in the area, but very few new listings.  What is going on?  Are people so discouraged that they are taking their properties off the market?  Do they think no one buys real estate in the winter? 

Let's get the word out to sellers that there are still many buyers out there looking to buy the house of their dreams.  The Government Stimulus Money is available for most buyers, both 1st time home buyers and buyers who have owned, and lived in, a home for over 5 years who need to make a change.  Don't miss out on this opportunity.  It is not a lot of money, but in many cases, it will pay most of the closing costs.  Call your local Realtor for more information and help in finding the home that will fit your needs.

Comments (4)

Sajy Mathew
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Lancaster, PA
Making your real estate dreams become a reality!

happy New Year to you!  Agents need to get back on the grind.  Alot of people disappear during the holidays.  Our office overall felt empty in December?

Jan 05, 2010 02:32 AM
Lois Merrithew
Lloyd & Day Real Estate - Tamworth, NH

You are so right about that, Sajy.  The winter weather hasn't helped any either.  I guess we need to start promoting spring.

Jan 05, 2010 02:45 AM
Lisa Walston
Atlas Property Group and Abbey Church Properties - Greenwood, IN

Just remember that since the incentive money is a tax credit you will not have your money until after closing and won't be available to bring to the table for closing costs.

Jan 05, 2010 11:06 AM
Bill Somerset
Re/Max Realty Group - Dover, NH
ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent

The incentive money can be used in some cases as the down-payment on a loan.  There are several lenders that can give you info. on these programs.

Happy, and prosperous new year!!!!!

Jan 06, 2010 10:57 AM