Real Estate Agent with Exit Realty Excel

BUYER'S MARKET!!  Don't you think this is the best time right now to purchase a home whether it is the first time or not.? There are so many homes out there now that you can get the choice of what you want at a good price.  If you are looking to invest, it applies as well.  Everybody seems to be scared of the market the way it is now but if you think about it from another point of view, you would really blame yourself when time comes and it turns around into a seller's market again and have missed the  boat.  Why are we scared?  I wish I had the money to invest because I would pick up a few properties myself.  If we can only journey to the future and see what it would turn out to be,  we would all be rich!!  How about that?  

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Comments (15)

Leah Ross
Your Tampa Bay Mortgage Source - Tampa, FL
Tampa, Florida Mortgage
Good points Terry!  What areas in Riverview are "hot" communities right now?
Jul 09, 2007 09:47 AM
Teresita "Terry" Pollard
Exit Realty Excel - Riverview, FL
Hi Leah, The hot area right now is in Ruskin.  It is booming and has a lot of new construction coming up all around.  The new builders are selling new homes at prices lower than other homes in the neighborhood, which is why a lot of people are buying new homes.
Jul 09, 2007 10:10 AM
Robin Lehmann
Baer's Furniture, Baers interior Design Services - Sarasota, FL

True statement, I am in the Furniture and Design business, and it's been picking up a lot, and the people are all closing on their new homes, so I think we will see our Florida markets change big time by Aug. So many Florida Realtors have been signing up for the Baer's Furniture Referral program also, I am so happy for you all, it truly is just easy money and a great gift for your clients!


Jul 10, 2007 12:29 PM
Joy & Shane Goushaw
Sandals Realty - Fort Myers, FL

Great points, however it sure does seem like everyone is waiting for the bottom.  What I think many people don't realize is that Sellers are often times willing to negotiate a lower price.  I would not wait for bottom to hit if you found the perfect home.  Put in an offer and let the Seller decide.

Jul 12, 2007 11:50 AM
Teresita "Terry" Pollard
Exit Realty Excel - Riverview, FL
Joy,  That is so true, everybody does not seem to know that this is the best time to buy.  It is so difficult to really explain to the buyers that they are in the perfect time to do the buying since it is a buyers market and the sellers like you said are willing to negotiate.
Jul 12, 2007 12:34 PM
Robin Lehmann
Baer's Furniture, Baers interior Design Services - Sarasota, FL

Terry, your packet is in the mail....I will send your gold gift certificates as soon as I get back!!! send packet ATT: Robin

and I will send you all the gift certificates for your clients!!!


Jul 12, 2007 03:14 PM
Rob Wesler
Harborview Financial Partners, LLC - Land O Lakes, FL
Investors are starting to come out of the shadows and mortgage activity is increasing in this area as well....
Aug 07, 2007 11:40 PM
Jay Beckingham
Christensen Financial Mortgage - Port St Lucie, FL
Seniors ROCK!

great choices, great rates, great time to buy.

the future is not known.

buy now. 

Aug 08, 2007 05:27 AM
Teresita "Terry" Pollard
Exit Realty Excel - Riverview, FL

Rob and Jay,  

Buyers are starting to come out and I think you are correct, they can sense that if they want to get a good deal, this is the best time to buy. We will never know what future holds.  It is a buyer's market and all the choices they have.

Aug 08, 2007 08:46 AM
Steven San Filippo
Right Choice Realty LLC - Fort Myers, FL
Thats what I keep telling my clients. I also tell them that in the next few months they are going to be saying I shoulda, woulda, coulda but I didn't.
Aug 14, 2007 03:17 AM
Teresita "Terry" Pollard
Exit Realty Excel - Riverview, FL


It seems like a few investors have come out of the woodwork.  They are starting to look now as I have a few that I am working with right now. How does it look on your side?  Are they doing the same thing?  They must be listening somewhere because they are starting.

Aug 28, 2007 02:13 AM
Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
I think a lot of people are realizing that this is indeed the time to move! The last 2 months have been increasingly busy! Many of the people we are writing contracts for never come to town to look! They see it online, ask for a video tour and then want a contract! It is amazing!!!!
Aug 30, 2007 12:22 PM
Teresita "Terry" Pollard
Exit Realty Excel - Riverview, FL

Bill and Barbara,

 Yes, it has been busy on the internet. You are fortunate that they are buying without seeing them. Investors are also coming out to purchase.  Good luck to all of us.

Aug 31, 2007 01:15 AM
Sherry Laursen
Remax Premier Group - Wesley Chapel, FL
I think its a great time to buy right now, would do more myself if I had the funds. I hope buyers figure that out before it all turns around and prices go up and inventory goes down.
Oct 07, 2007 11:48 AM
Teresita "Terry" Pollard
Exit Realty Excel - Riverview, FL


I am in the same boat you are.  I wish I had the funds to do it too, because it would be so nice to have that kind of investment when it turns around.  We all see it but some people do not.   

Oct 07, 2007 12:53 PM