Spring? Are You Ready?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA 92593-B

I know, I know...It's only the middle of January and Winter is still all around us. BUT for those who are considering placing their homes on the active Spring Market, you need to prepare now, not March. Why? you say. It's easy...

Buyers are Always in the Market and Looking AND Inventory is low, low, low. Thus, the thinking paradigm is... Think Spring Now! It's important to understand this and undertake your Spring Market preparedness, Now, rather than March or April.

The article below has corroborating information put together by the folks from KCM

 

The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you probably think the surge happens in the spring, likely in April. Not anymore. According to new research, January 2019 was only 1% behind February for the most monthly views per listing on realtor.com.

So, what does that mean? The busiest season in real estate has just begun.

The same research indicates,

“Historically, April launched the kickoff of the home shopping season as buyers would come out of their winter hibernation looking for their new home. However, the spring shopping season now starts in January for many of the nation’s largest markets.”

With the reality of fewer homes on the market in the winter, and that supply naturally increases as we head to the spring market, waiting for more competition to list in your neighborhood this year might put you behind the curve. Perhaps now is the time to jump into the market.

George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com says,

“As shoppers modify their strategies for navigating a housing market that has become more competitive due to rising prices and low inventory, the search for a home is beginning earlier and earlier.”

There is a lot of speculation in the market about why the search for a home is shifting to an earlier start. The one thing we do know is if you’re thinking about buying or selling a home this year, the earlier you get started, the better.

Reminder: When should you sell something? When there is less of that item for sale and the greatest number of buyers are in the market. That’s exactly what is happening in real estate right now.

Bottom Line

 The new spring market for real estate is underway. If you’re considering buying or selling, reach out to a local real estate professional, so you have the advantage in this competitive market.

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I pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will be kind to you and bless you with peace

2 Thessalonians 1:2

 

Doug Dawes REALTOR®, AWREP, LMC

Broker Sales Associate

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY - Topsfield/Newburyport

49 Main Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
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 978-270-3037  ~ Cell
 DougDawes@KW.com

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Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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This is a timely post Doug Dawes . It's often hard to get clients to think ahead but some actually do listen. Those who do will get a lot of value from this.

Jan 13, 2020 12:34 PM #1
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Grant Schneider
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This is the time to get ready to list your home to be ready for Spring.

Jan 13, 2020 02:12 PM #2
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Good Morning Bob "RealMan" Timm 

The early bird gets the worm, so they say

Jan 14, 2020 04:49 AM #3
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Why wait for the Spring rush Grant Schneider?

Those who list now and February will be the ones at the closing table in April & May

Jan 14, 2020 04:51 AM #4
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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Spring is always a wonderful time of the year to look forward to and people can rest assured that you are always ready to assist them with their real estate needs!

Jan 14, 2020 06:27 AM #5
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Spring is the time of year we see the awakening of the Earth from the winter hibernation Brian England 

Jan 15, 2020 08:21 AM #6
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Will Hamm
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Hope you had a great Birthday to start with.  I wish I was ready for spring.

 

Jan 15, 2020 08:48 AM #7
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Doug Dawes
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Thank you for the Birthday wishes Will Hamm Spring is 64 days away

Jan 15, 2020 08:58 AM #8
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
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Doug Dawes Now is always the time to think about buying or selling. The best time is when the buyer, the seller, and the house are all ready.

Jan 16, 2020 08:14 AM #9
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Roy Kelley
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It is snowing in Maryland this morning.

This is good advice to share with prospective home sellers.

Jan 18, 2020 05:36 AM #10
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Doug Dawes
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Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

Especially when they are all ready at the same time! lol

Jan 25, 2020 07:50 AM #11
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Doug Dawes
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Good Morning Roy Kelley 

We had lost all our snow by last week but today we have a small covering from earlier.

Jan 25, 2020 07:51 AM #12
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That is called the ideal time! Doug Dawes 

Jan 25, 2020 07:52 AM #13
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