Waiting for the Market to come back...Further

Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

 accepted offer There are many great shiny signs of the recovering market dotting the landscape....popping around MLS...active with offer, SOLD..it gives Realtors and Sellers a warm fuzzy feeling that was absent for a while during the downturn of the market. Equity is returning....and the applause is heard throughout many neighborhoods. 

     Asking and over asking offers are once again part of the real estate process.  What the recovery does NOT mean is that you take every invested dollar and add equity and get a sale price.   It does not mean that you need not...paint, update, clean and polish...Shiny pennies as we call them...are always going to popular in every rShiney Pennieseal estate market.

   It might be that the features that were of importance to you as a seller...and to many buyers are not the same. The buyers wanted a finished lower level and the Seller elected new carpeting and paint as way to make their property shine. What one Buyer or Seller may view as an improvement another may see as regular maintenance or what they expected to find in a home in a specific location and price range.

  waiting  If an experienced, successful Realtor does a market study and tells you a list price that is not what you had in mind..."waiting for the market to come back" can mean an appreciation of 1-2% per year...while the roof, mechanicals, appliances etc. get older....Weigh the reality of the marketplace against your wishes for a price that could take years to achieve. It may not be worth the wait.

   If you want Realtors who will tell you the truth about a list price and deliver the prompt professional service and proven results you deserve for all things real estate...call the Hansons, we have your back and promise to tell you the truth about the reality of the marketplace.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Sally. So very true, but unfortunately many won't tell their sellers straight at all and play a game that end up being bad for the sellers.

Make it a great week!

Jul 27, 2014 08:24 PM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Being up front and honest about what "coming back" means is important to every seller.

Jul 27, 2014 08:26 PM #2
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Sally.  Normal maintenance has to continue while waiting for the market to catch up.

Jul 27, 2014 08:29 PM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

People looking for that pie in the sky.  Also some try to recoup the funds they have put into the home (Upgrades and maintenance) where is is no way they can 

Jul 27, 2014 08:39 PM #4
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Sally & David, great information for the Seller. Not only does the home and all it's workings age, as the market goes up they will find they may not be able to afford the home they want to move to.

Best wishes.

Jul 27, 2014 08:39 PM #5
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Maintenance can be an expensive wait....and some people need to find that out the hard way...

Jul 27, 2014 08:42 PM #6
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Waiting so they can pay more and get more problems.....makes sense to me.....NOT.

Jul 27, 2014 08:45 PM #7
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Sally and David,

Those maintenance items can add up and rob you of your profit. Each seller's reason for selling varies....you have to live somewhere.... knowing when to sell and move is always a question we need to think through!

Jul 27, 2014 09:04 PM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good advice for prospective home sellers.

I hope you are enjoying a most productive summer!

Jul 27, 2014 10:33 PM #9
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Sally.... your words of wisdom should be appreciated by all homeowners.....

Jul 27, 2014 10:35 PM #10
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

It just doesnt make sense selling false expectations to a seller....noone win

Jul 29, 2014 12:45 AM #11
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