Did you know RE/MAX sells a home every 30 seconds!

Why would you sell your home in today’s market? Relocating or downsizing. 

Perhaps a family member with a new job, a new baby, a new spouse, or Grandchildren going off to college. There are many reasons why people are selling in today’s market.

The timing for you could be just right.

So what’s your reason? Do you want to downsize? or upgrade your home?

Give me a call today and let’s talk about what’s selling in today’s market and the opportunities that may be available for you.

As your local agent, I’m here to help. Just send me an email or give me a call and let’s explore what’s possible.

Tampa Bay Golf & CC struggle with value

Wow, these are strong words!  Well, it’s true and my current experience and data support this.  I’ve seen many homes go pending and within 30 days go Back on the Market. I’ve personally experienced this recently and it’s due most commonly to an appraisal coming in extremely low.  In a few instances, an inspection discovery may kill the deal. It’s important that you listen to your Realtor, it’s their job to inspect and prepare you for any potential surprises.

If you review my past comments, you will find many of the Realtors in our community are using my findings when presenting what they can do for you if you list with them. That’s fine, truthfully my goal here is for you to have a clear, transparent understanding when making your choice who you want to represent you!

Thirteen (13) homes have been taken temporarily off the market, or withdrawn!  Why is this?  In theory, TOM “Temporarily off the Market” can be a strategic ploy to confuse potential buyers, and also confuse the data that goes back an forth to the internet. Is it actively on the market? Is the price changing?  or a common reason, after immediate feedback, has determined the home needs some staging to prepare it favorable for the market. I could elaborate more, however, I’m not going to write a book about it in my comments.

We’re back to (37) homes back on the market. and four (4) have taken their property totally off the market for now.  Only (12) homes are currently under contract/pending!

Thirteen (13) homes have SOLD in the past 60 days!  The volume of activity is down 35% from last year at this time.

Why do Realtors ask for your information prior to showing homes?

Police Still Searching for Iowa Agent’s Killer

Police say they are continuing to get active new leads even seven years after a 27-year-old real estate agent was fatally shot at a model home in West Des Moines. Ashley Okland’s murder is still an open case, and no arrests have been made.

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“We just keep getting leads on it,” Lt. Anthony Giampolo with the West Des Moines Police Department told KCCI-8 News. “Maybe by reminding someone, maybe someone will say something that they know [can] help us with that case.”

Police say they have interviewed hundreds of people since Okland’s murder on April 8, 2011. Okland was shot once in the head and once in the chest while at a model town home.

“It’s like a puzzle that you’re trying to put together and you’re wanting to find those last few pieces to complete it,” Giampolo says.

An award of $150,000 is being offered for any information leading to an arrest.

Source: “7 Years Ago, Ashley Okland Was Murdered, but the Case Remains Very Active,” KCCI-8 Des Moines (April 8, 2018)

It’s important that we get buyers information to protect us as well as sellers property!  This world is changing and we must stay on top of the changes.

What’s an SRES

Senior Real Estate Specialist.  Ask me about the best way to prepare your home to sell. This specialty provides additional buyers from all over the USA interested in 55+ communities. I had two Realtors review many of my blogs this past weekend. Apparently, they must feel threatened, or building data to use as tools for their sellers an perhaps their buyers.  A great deal of traffic and data to digest. Why not call the best. Call me and myself of one of my team members will find you the right fit for your lifestyle.