What notable changes have occurred in the past 3 months that impact buyers/investors?Broker Opinion Update: In the month of April, a noticeable change has impacted the real estate market in the SFV, particularly with buyers/investors. Buyers, more than ever, are looking and expecting "move-in" ready properties or light fixers, but are experiencing difficulty in getting offers accepted due to overbidding with other buyers. Investors, on the other hand, who were used to making offers approx. 10-15% lower than the asking price on distressed properties, are also finding themselves in an extremely competitive market with other investors who are looking to make modest returns on their investment, rather than fairly large profits. The change in buyers view on "move-in" ready homes are giving investors a sense of urgency of getting these distressed properties immediately, so they can turn around and rehab the property as soon as possible to ensure a faster sale. Overbidding has caught many buyers/investors off guard, but this only gives 1 implication: a shift in strategy in making offers is becoming incredibly necessary.May 08 2012 - Woodland Hills00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.