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.