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How Long Will It Take To Sell My House?

by Leslie Edwards

To figure out how long it should take to sell a home, I use a formula that will calculate the absorption rate of each neighborhood. Knowing the correct absorption rate for the neighborhood will help the seller determine a realistic asking price for their home. 

The absorption rate formula is based on past sales, days on market, and the amount of houses currently for sale in the neighborhood/area. This information tells us how many months supply of inventory is presently on the market, and therefore provides us with information that indicates just how many months it may take to sell a particular home.  

A 6 month supply of inventory is telling us that it may take a full six months or more to sell the house. In addition, a 6 month supply is considered a balanced market, but anything over 6 months indicates there are too many houses and too few buyers, indicating it may take up to a year or more to sell the house.  

A seller whose house falls into the category of 6 months or more should be willing to position their house, in terms of price, condition, and incentives, in a way that will give them a distinct advantage over their competition.

 Sellers have different needs, motivations and desires which typically determines how aggressive they should be on their asking price.     In today's challenging real estate market, because sellers are in a price war and a beauty contest at the same time, it takes aggressive pricing and staging to show the home at it's best.                                                                                                                                                               If you would like to discuss the absorption rates for homes like yours, call or email me.  I want to be your real estate resource. 

 

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Have them call me for Short Sale and Pre-Foreclosure Solutions and let's get started on the path to recovery.

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Don't Wait ! Buy Now !

by Leslie Edwards

Many buyers are not buying because they are still waiting for the best deal or they are hesitating to buy until the interest rates hit "bottom".  No one really knows where the bottom is but most believe that we are at or very close to the bottom now.  The danger in waiting for the rate to hit bottom is that once it does it can move up again at any time.  Don't wait too long and miss an opportunity to buy at a great rate.  Many buyers who wait kick themselves when they miss the bottom and end up paying a higher interest rate than was available just days before. 

The "best deal" shouldn't mean that you choose your next home based on which seller will negotiate the lowest.  The "best deal" is when you get the home of your dreams at a good price and for a payment you an afford.  With the lowest interest rates in years, buyers can get more house for the monthly payment they want.

Even in the worst real estate markets, the best homes sell.  If you don't have to have the best house, then you can wait for the best deal.

If you are tired of waiting and are ready to find a great deal on your perfect next home, call me.  I can help you find the house and negotiate the best deal for you.

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