Selling Your Home In A Buyer's Market

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker King Thompson

Many individuals state that they would like to sell their home, but they think that now is not the time to sell their home.  This is only true if your not purchasing another home.  If you look at the sale of your current home and the purchase of a new home as a business decision, today is the time to sell.  Even though you may not receive the same appreciation as years before, the current market will enable you to purchase more home than ever for your money.

Your current home sale needs to be a pro-active sale.  The home should have a pre-inspection, clue report, and pre-sale title examination to ensure that when a Buyer is interested in your home your home has the advantage of the Buyer making an anxiety free decision.  Because you will only have one chance to make a first impression, the home should be landscaped immaculately, freshly painted, sparkling clean, smell clean, and de-cluttered.  Staging your home has great advantages to creating a lasting image with the Buyers in this current market.

The year of 2006 was the third best year for numbers of sales of homes in the Columbus, Ohio area.  The market, while there is more inventory, is strong.  The homes that are presented well and marketed properly are selling. 

I have been a Realtor in Central Ohio since 1998 and specialize in the Hilliard, Dublin, Worthington, Galloway, and Grove City area.  Starting in the begininng of March, our showings are up substantially.  We put one house in contract within 6 days of listing it.  I have held 4 Open houses in the last six weeks and each of them have had no less than 3 groups of individuals.  My Open House on this last Sunday had over 14 people visit.  Buyers are out there.  NOW is the time to SELL, before the market swings to a Seller's market which could cost you thousands more for your move up home. 

Comments (7)

Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
Our local board in Grand Rapids, Michigan just launched it's "Now is the Time to Buy" campaign.  There are many positive indicators in the market even in states like Michigan which have had some really tough economic times. There are some really great deals out there for buyers and realistic sellers are also getting offers on their home listings as well.
Apr 05, 2007 01:14 PM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
Nice post. If only some of the media types will quote you!
Apr 05, 2007 01:35 PM
Erika Dewar
Zip Realty - Orange Park, FL
Thats a great point!  Something I'm sure many sellers haven't thought of. 
Apr 05, 2007 02:21 PM
Rich Brown
Looks good Patricia and you have several hits already. Nice job.
Apr 06, 2007 02:04 AM
Jim Bishop
Morgan Stanley - Dublin, OH
Beats sitting around waiting for the tide to turn.
May 07, 2007 03:27 PM
Jeff Tumbarello
Steelbridge Realty LLC - North Fort Myers, FL
people are still  making money in RE, its the old days again, you have to work for it
Aug 15, 2007 10:14 AM
Jessica Hogg
Cutler Real Estate - Powell, OH

And I thought I was on the cutting edge!  Your site looks great.

Sep 04, 2008 01:46 PM