Do it NOW!!!

By
Real Estate Agent with Realty Station

If you are planning to sell your home in Silverdale, Bremerton, Poulsbo or anywhere else in Kitsap County, I have some advice for you:  list your home for sale ASAP!

Kitsap County real estate market reportIf you are planning to move away from Kitsap County WA in the next 6 to 8 months, you need to list your home as soon as you possibly can.  You need to price it very competitively, stage it beautifully, and find an agent who will market it very aggressively. 

Why list your Kitsap County home for sale now if you aren't planning to move for six months?  Because the numbers say you should.

Right now in Kitsap County, there are 1836 single family homes for sale.  This does not include condominiums.  Since the 16th of January (the last 30 days) only 123 homes have sold.  If the past month is an indication of future activity, and homes in Kitsap County continue to sell at the present rate, it will take almost 15 months for your home to sell.

Now, remember that statistics lie.  Is it really going to take almost 15 months for your home to sell?  No, probably not, but you have to do the three things we talked about earlier - price well, stage beautifully, and market aggressively.

Even if you do price, stage and market great, it will still take time for your Kitsap County home to sell.  So, again, if you have to sell and move away in the next six months, I would list it right away!  Make sure you hire a Kitsap County Realtor with  the skills, ability and experience to help you.

 

Comments (4)

Chris and Maria Jeantet
Coldwell Banker C&C Properties - Redding, CA
Redding CA Real Estate Couple

Right on Marlene...it all comes down to pricing!

Chris

Feb 17, 2009 05:17 AM
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

3 month absorbtion rates in Jan, Feb and Mar are misleading because of Christmas...  And you are abolutely right that homes priced right WILL sell, homes that aren't WON'T.

Feb 17, 2009 05:49 AM
Marlene Scheffer
Realty Station - Bremerton, WA
Realtor to Kitsap County, WA

Chris and Maria, I agree, if it isn't priced right, no amount of staging and marketing is going to help....

Lane, I always count March, it has always been one of my strongest closing months!  That's because things start to sell in January and February again after the holiday, so yes Christmas definitely does effect sales and absorption rates. 

Feb 17, 2009 08:00 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Marlene, a great price and great staging work pretty good most of the time!  And good advice.

Feb 25, 2009 11:07 AM