First, let me say, welcome cooler weather! I love this time of year. I can open the windows, I sleep better and electronic items don’t melt in my car.
This has been a very exciting year in real estate. While the news has painted everything negative, I have had one of my best years ever. Most of the homes I have listed this year have sold in less than 60 days. All of my clients, who did sell, saw an appreciation of value with their homes. And buyers, well, they have been finding some great homes for great prices.
I think it will stay like it is for awhile now. Prices are stable, rates are low and buyers will be in a great position to purchase for the next several months.
Sellers can still sell. If you don’t need to, don’t. Hold on for now and it will help everyone who does need to sell. If you do need to sell, it’s all about new ways to market and thinking out of the box.
It is important, now more than ever, to have your home staged, cleaned and photographed before it goes on the market. And marketing, it needs to be aTucson Realtor Blogggressive and different, so it sets your home apart from all the rest. It can be done and it does work.
I have been reading a lot at night. I have found it helps to shut down my over active brain. Recently I have read: two technical “Dummies” books about internet and web marketing, You Can Heal Your Life by Louis L. Hay, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and The Diamond Cutter by Geshe Michael Roach. Loved every one of these books, yes, even the “Dummies” books.
My final thought is this: If only for a few days, turn off the news and read something positive instead. It is so easy to buy into all of the negativity. Don’t. I attended a meeting this morning of business owners. About 70% of them said that they were having one of their best years. That’s not a coincidence.