Confused, wondering if it's a good time to buy or sell? One day the news reports CT still is top ten in foreclosures and the next day the New York Times says it's a great time to invest in Real Estate... no wonder you have questions!
But the question isn't about high finance, it's about owning a home. Are you thinking about getting married? Expanding your family or downsizing? Life is about change and life doesn't always work within the framework of an investment portfolio. If you are in the market to move up, right now is a great time to buy...there is a lot of inventory and the rates are some of the lowest we have ever seen. But if you are like most buyers, you are looking for a great home in move in condition...and the online pictures don't always match what you see in person. If you know that good photos aren't always the reality, have you considered that a good Realtor may not be a great photographer?
Have you considered the fact that you might be missing a great house, just because it's not too pretty on the internet? These are just a few of the reasons why an experienced agent is your first step to finding or selling a home.
Just as all markets are local, all purchases and sales are specific. While home prices are going up, keep in mind, they went down for many years....a 10% year over year increase may still leave you underwater if you purchased in 2007. Can you benefit from a consult with an experienced agent who can explain the process of short sale or mortgage modification
and direct you to local attorneys who are skilled at successfully advising people through either process.
Are you considering selling a high end home in Fairfield County? Your needs and exposure to the buyer market of Westchester County are not only important, they are critical. Your exposure to the big picture market of Manhattan and the boroughs is what may bring you the highest list to sale ratio. Knowledge of syndication and it's effectiveness as a marketing tool is now part of what you should be expecting from your listing agent.
Are you a first time home buyer? As a buyer you may believe the short sale
or foreclosure market
is a great way to buy, you will need to have an agent who is willing to educate you as to what that involves, before you spend 6 or 8 months waiting to see if your purchase will actually happen.
Real Estate offers great opportunities for many people but just as every home is different~ every transaction is unique. You need real experience and real advice working for you. If you feel that you could benefit from almost 23 years of purchase, sales and real estate management experience....please email, text or call me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
All the best,
Realtor since 1993
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
New England Properties
1583 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
- Vice President, Region II Connecticut Realtors 2012, 2013, 2014
- Director, Connecticut Realtors 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
- Member Professional Standards Committee, CT Realtors 2010, 2011
- Member Risk Reduction Committee, CT Realtors 2012
- Member Greater Bridgeport Board of Realtors
- Member National Association of Realtors
- Member Connecticut Association of Realtors
- Member Greater Fairfield County CMLS
- Member Connecticut Statewide MLS