March Madness for Real Estate

(Published on - 3/24/2018 1:32:27 PM)

The Madness is Here!

March Madness is HERE? A flurry of basketball teams are all facing off in quick plays, with their ranks being decided for the elite eight. This fierce competition is not only high-stakes, but it's full of fast decisions that could become game-changing. As it turns out, this competition isn't unlike the spring real estate market! In the spring, this industry picks up its pace and really starts to move at a faster speed, with much more enthusiasm than the other parts of the year.



What does this mean for buying and selling? For buyers, this pace change means that they'll have to make their purchasing decisions fast and plan to pay a listing's full price to avoid bidding wars. As for those looking to sell their homes, this market is perfect for taking the leap and listing your home, so let's get prepared for that sale!


If you're looking for your dream home, the good news is that homes are coming fresh onto the market this season! Spring is the time when many people make life-changing decisions, with kids moving out to college, starting families, getting married-- no matter what part of your life you're in, there are a lot of reasons people choose to move this season. However, with this increase of interest comes an increase to the number of home buyers. When you're looking for your home this season, it's important to keep in mind that this is a time when other buyers are also on the move.



Expect to make your purchasing decisions quickly, hopefully meaning you can plan to look at multiple options within a short amount of time so you don't miss out. This will also most likely mean buying a home at its list price since other buyers also have higher activity this season. Plan to pick property choices at or below your budget range to avoid relying on haggling or negotiating the price, as this isn't the season to expect it!


When it comes to selling your home, now is the time to do so! Make sure you're truly prepared for a sale when you're listing because a fast-moving market means you might have an offer before you're actually ready.


Plan to:

  • know where you're going to live next or find a place to stay in-between homes if you need to
  • start to pack your belongings
  • consider some home-staging to help capture interest more quickly
  • make sure you list your home at an appropriate price that is not only fair but one that you're comfortable with
  • consider an appraisal for your best bet at making sure you set the bar at the right height for the market


Regardless of what part of this process you're ready to jump into, let me be your coach during this real estate frenzy! Count on me to be in your corner for strategy, market play-by-plays, and the expertise to guide you through with the success you're looking for this season! Whether it's March Madness or the perfect home that you're looking for, this season is full of motion and it's a great time to take advantage of it!


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