Navigating the real estate market can be a demoralizing process. Quality homes are few and far between, and quality homes in attractive locations that are priced within your budget are rarer still. There are few experiences more frustrating than finding a good listing only to call in and learn that it’s been snapped up, or realizing that a bidding war has driven an affordable property out of your range.
The best advice we can give you here is to get in early, and put an offer down before the house you’re eying disappears or sits long enough to swell in price. Here’s what we mean:
If you’ve done some research on our company, you may know that we tend to sell houses pretty quickly: this is due to our commitment to pricing houses reasonably, and the quality of the renovations we perform. Below is the graphic we included in the recent post explaining homebuyer survey results:
As you can see, our houses sit on the market for considerably less time than the regional average. What this chart does not show you, however, is that over 50% of the homes we move are actually sold before they’re ever listed. How is this possible? Easy; because we are first and foremost a homebuying operation, we’ve already bought the houses in question.
Although we hesitate to list the house before the renovation process has been completed, as the homeowner we have the luxury of arranging a showing anytime you want; in fact, people familiar with the quality of our work have even bought houses from us BEFORE the renovation process was complete, knowing the finished product would be of the same high caliber as every other home we move. The buyers who walk away with our houses before they hit the market are those who get in touch as soon as they hear of our latest purchase; they’re the ones who keep in touch by phone, keep tabs on our website, and monitor the houses we’re working on at: