Boy, do we need to be told it is finally Spring! This has been a cold, snowy winter and I'm so done with the cold weather. It's such a nice, sunny day out today and I feel invigorated. I think buyers are feeling the same way.
I have been working non-stop since last week and am getting to the point that I can't handle all of the buyers that are coming out to view homes now. I can only be at one place at one time! That's why I'm starting to team up with other agents. Last year was a record year for me but it started earlier. This year has been a slower start but things are sure picking up.
I was optimistic about real estate in 2008 and with what has been happening recently with buyer interest and even more listings coming on market, I still feel good about the upcoming real estate selling season. Some years I didn't get busy until April or May. Last year I was busy starting in January. Every year is different.
But 2008 has been laced with doom and gloom from the media and it scares buyers. The truth is, there is much more inventory this year than the same time last year. Because of tightened mortgage practices there are less buyers out there. So buyers have a large choice of available properties and can get very picky. Sellers need to be priced correctly if they want a chance for a buyer to make an offer. It's basic supply and demand.
I love working with buyers and it gets me out there to view all of the inventory. I'm very honest with my sellers about the best price range they should be in and I also help them prepare their property for the best appeal. I offer an excellent and diverse marketing program so my sellers have the best chance possible to get an accepted offer on their property.
If you're looking for your first or next home and/or need to sell your current one, give Judy Orr a call at 708-536-8200 or use the Contact Form.