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Buyer’s Market?

March 17, 2008

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ARE THESE THE DOGS DAYS OF REAL ESTATE? On the contrary, it’s A GREAT TIME to buy a home. Why…because buyers hold a lot of power right now and if used properly today’s buyer can become very successful at buying a home at the most opportune time in over a decade. Like it or not, buyers have a big advantage in this market because sellers are now more willing to negotiate. There are also more homes for sale on the market and the lenders are begging for qualified buyers. Buyers rule the world. However, buyers need to be careful. Why? Because things are getting a little ugly in the real estate industry and EVERY BUYER seems to think that all Sellers are DESPERATE for an offer, any offer. I have lost track of how many transactions have not only come in $5,000 under listing price but sometimes almost $500,000 under list price. Buyers need to understand that not EVERY SALE IS A SHORT SALE and not every SELLER is in panic mode. But what you do have…Sellers willing to make some good “deals” out there and you are missing the action. Why are buyers hesitant? I have no idea. I do know this…if buyers wait around for the PERFECT time to buy a home they will miss their chance. He who hesitates… So think about it, go out and look. Find a good REALTOR and get an offer in on the home of your dreams. It’s still a good buy, but even better, it’s good to come home each and every night to your “OWN” place and have a little slice of heaven here on earth.

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February 25, 2008

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It’s early Monday morning and it has been a LONG and exhausting week. Why? Because buyers are coming out, homes are selling and getting them to closing takes LONG hours of tedious work and intense negotiations. Why do I whine? Because…real estate is hard but I LOVE it. So many people come to me and tell me how lucky I am to work in a job that is so EASY and so SIMPLE. They think it is just about driving buyers around in my car. YOU HAVE NO IDEA. It is NOT easy. It is not about driving people around but rather it is about keeping a level head when all the rest of the buying or selling world is falling apart. It’s tough but rewarding because when the day is done…I am still working at something I love and enjoy. I am providing a service to my customers and I go to sleep satisfied. It’s hard AND it’s all good. Now, hopefully, there is rest for the weary.

Cheers, Linda