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5 Reasons to Sell Now

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Many sellers feel that the Spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand increases at that time of year. However, the Fall and Winter have their own advantages. Here are five reasons to to sell now.

Only Serious Buyers Are Out

At this time of year, only those purchasers who are serious about buying a home will be in the marketplace. You and your family will not be bothered and inconvenienced by mere 'lookers'. The lookers are at the mall or online doing their holiday shopping.

There Is Far Less Competition

Housing supply always shrinks dramatically at this time of year. This year will be a little different as some of the distressed properties being liquidated by the banks (in the form of foreclosures & short sales) will enter the market. However, for those buyers looking for a non-distressed property, the choices will be limited. Don't wait until the spring when all the other potential sellers in your market will put their homes up for sale.

The Process Will Be Quicker

One of the biggest challenges of the 2012 housing market has been the length of time it takes from contract to closing. Banks have been inundated with both purchase and refinancing loan requests. Both of these will slow in the winter cutting timelines and the frustration these delays cause both buyers and sellers.

There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move-Up

If you are moving up to a larger, more expensive home, consider doing it now. Prices are projected to appreciate by over 15% from now to 2016. If you are moving to a higher priced home, it will wind-up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait. You can also lock-in your 30 year housing expense with historically low interest rates right now. There is no guarantee rates will remain at these levels in years to come.

It's Time to Move On with Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and decide whether it is worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Is money more important than your health? Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should?

You already know the answers to the questions we just asked. You have the power to take back control of the situation by pricing your home to guarantee it sells. The time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire. That is what is truly important.

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6 Responses to “5 Reasons to Sell Now”

  1. Dan Edwards September 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm # Reply

    Picking a time to sell is not easy, and no one should time the market. These are some great reasons to help you have an advantage selling. In the Seattle Area inventory numbers are down 40% that alone should give you the leverage you need!

  2. Gregg September 25, 2012 at 8:09 am # Reply

    the appreciation part, I’ll believe it when I see settled sales indicate such.

  3. RE/MAX Alliance September 25, 2012 at 9:29 am # Reply

    Great article we will share it with all of our agents. We buy, sell, and rent homes in Virginia Beach and hope for a great Fall and Winter!

  4. micharl cecil September 27, 2012 at 8:58 am # Reply

    Great info Brad!

  5. Sherry Hayward September 29, 2012 at 12:43 am # Reply

    Thanks for posting!

  6. Debbie Fontes October 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm # Reply

    Thanks, Brad.
    Just goes to show its always a good time to buy and sell for somebody!

    Debbie

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