HOW’S THE MARKET?
This is a great question to ask when deciding when to buy or sell a home. We don’t want to pay more for a home than what it is worth. Nor do we want to sell for less than it is worth. Whether buying or selling, we may not know what the future holds, but we can find out what is going on today, and what has gone on in the market recently that is relevant to our decisions.
The only true way to know is to have the help of a professional that is current with what is going on in the housing market. Many check out both national and local websites, but it doesn’t take long to find out that much of this information is not current and inaccurate, usually because it is too general. How does somebody based out of state know that a home just a mile away in one neighborhood can be valued far higher or lower than another neighborhood, based simply on statistics? Although it is true that statistics can give you an idea, broken windows, faulty foundations, and termite infestations don’t show up in the numbers, or often times even the photos.
The news and newspapers may also give you a great idea of what is going on locally. It’s just that once you throw the paper away, or turn off the news, you may not remember or again get the details that are relevant to the specific home or neighborhood that is most important to you.
I would love to be the source of information for you. Not only do I have the relevant statistics available to me, but I am active in the current market, and I know from experience, for example, that homes may be flying off the market within days of going on the market and must be gone after aggressively, or if the market is soft and homes are sitting there, and you can go in at a lower price.
I would love to find out the specific home information and advise you on your pricing strategy, buying or selling. Please feel free to give me a call at (512) 560-9318, or email me at Connie@TrueDreamRealty.com. I’ll get back to you right away. All questions are always welcome. If you want to get serious about a strategy, I would love to meet you for a cup of coffee.