It’s been a busy last 6 months…
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The real estate market from Q1 to August 2013 has been very active to say the least. I believe that you still have an undersupplied market place IE less inventory and more buyers. Up to a few weeks ago, 30 yr. mortgage rates were still at record lows, weather warm and sunny = lots of buyer’s shopping for similar type properties.
Some call this a true “seller’s market”. Continue reading below for my 2013 outlook.
Recently Sold Listings
Represented by Scott Ward in the past 6 months.These websites are just one example of how I like to use the internet to market properties. Note interactive floor plan and other custom features.
Recent Real Estate Story in SF Chronicle and other publications
Some interesting factoids here – marketplace, sellers and buyers, building trends, hot new locations etc.
Clean, Staged Homes SELL FASTER!
Just a few visual examples of successful houses that have sold for well over asking due in part by the staging. Staging is partially about creating a link to the buyer and allowing them to see a property with clean, simple, tasteful furnishing. In addition it allows the photography to look even better – resulting in a cohesive online presence.
A bit hard to say what is in store Q4 of 2013.
It has been a very aggressive Q1-Q3 – that is for sure.
Lots of buyers and not as many sellers, lots of offers, houses selling well over list…I hope by now that word has gotten out that it is a pretty wonderful time to try and sell your home.
Some key points as we look into fall and end of year.
1) Rates have inched up past 4.5% (at least at the tail end of last week 9/6) – where they ultimately land is hard to say but when rates go up – buyers tend to get a tad nervous – this may mean less buyers offering on certain properties? Most buyers in active and competitive markets however are well qualified to begin with and aware of rates, % down and what it takes to win a bid. Whether they go there all the time is a different story..
2) Indian Summer – one of the many reason many of us love the Bay Area. Houses show better and “feel” better when is warm and sunny.
3) More houses on the market? Well I hope so. Typically after Labor day as has already been proven this year – more houses are now on the market – this usually rolls through mid to late October. Less action historically in November and December.
As always – feel free to call me or email me directly to talk about your buying or selling needs.
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