Place Your Home on the Market Now! Bainbridge Island, WA

Why place your home on the market now? People believe that "Spring Flowers" mean more home sales. In part this is true, but as a Seller, is there an advantage to placing your home up for sale now? The fact is that more sales do occur in the spring and summer but there are also far more homes for sale, making for tougher competition. The ratio of sales-to-inventory in the winter months often favor home owners who place homes on the market now, as Sellers pull homes off the market for the holidays and others wait for the traditional buying season in spring. Plus, the majority of Buyers this time of year are serious, versus those visiting our Island in warmer months; viewing homes with the idea, "maybe someday we'll move here". This time of year allows Sellers the advantage of promoting their homes during festive holidays: Thanksgiving, Hanukah and Christmas. Buyers envision themselves living in a home with a warm, celebratory atmosphere. Naturally our economy has to be taken into consideration; the stock market, national/global economic news and world events affect what we can afford and when we will make our move. And while we are not seeing the best of times, we should remember that interest rates were double digits not that long ago and they won't stay this low forever. Buyers are savvy to our market; they are paying attention to interest rates and our current inventory. Regardless the time of year, they are ready to write an offer on your home, but they can't if you are waiting, like everyone else, for Spring!




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November 04 2011 - Bainbridge Island
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This post holds true now in December of 2012 . . . very low inventory right now and qualified buyers are waiting to pounce.  Sellers should ready their homes for the market and put them on sooner than later.
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December 30 2012
And this post holds true more than ever here in 2014!  Minimal inventory; Buyers asking us if our contracts for our Sellers will hold and if our Sellers will entertain back-offers.

We are suggesting to our Clients that they get their homes on the market sooner than later!

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