Did the end of the $8,000 mean the end of the world if you are selling your home?

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty
 

If think the answer is “yes” or your agent told you that it is going to be harder now that the $8,000 tax credit is gone, then you need to think again. It is business as usual if you have a home that is show ready and priced right.

SOLD!

I can tell you that there are just as many buyers out there today as there were last month all looking for homes. They didn’t stop looking because the $8,000 tax credit was over. The fact is many buyers didn’t even start looking until the tax credit was already over.

There will always be buyers and there will always be sellers. So if you are a seller, don’t worry about the tax credit being over. Give your home curb appeal, price it right and in no time at all, you will be moving to your new home yourself.

If you are in the market to sell your home, contact me today and I can give you a free market analysis of what your home is worth. Click here for a free CMA on your home.

 

Todd Clark - Broker / Sales Coach
All Brokers Real Estate
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)622-8739

Email Me My blog to your inboxHome SearchJoin me on TwitterReceive the daily short sale list to your inbox daily


Beaverton Oregon Homes for Sale, Beaverton OR homes for sale, homes for sale in zip code, 97006, 97007, 97008, 97005, 97223, 97224, 97124, 97123, Beaverton Oregon Realtor, Beaverton OR Realtor, Beaverton Oregon MLS Search, Beaverton OR MLS Search, 1st time home buying expert, short sale expert, avoiding foreclosure in beaverton, helping families home, LivingBeaverton, Townhomes for sale, home for sale, house for sale, Merlo Station, Hart Neighborhood, Greenway Neighorborhood, Sexton Mountain Neighborhood, Aloha Neighborhood, Lexington Neighborhood, Cooper Mountain neighborhood, Sorrento neighborhood, Murrayhill Neighborhood. Beaverton Oregon Real Estate, Beaverton OR real estate, Todd Clark, (503)524-9494, WWW.LivingBeaverton.com, www.IFoundYourNewHome.com, www.SavingyouFromForeclosure.com

©2010 Todd Clark - Did the end of the $8,000 mean the end of the world if you are selling your home?

Posted by


Todd Clark (broker w/ Ken's Home Team)
Keller Williams Realty
Todd@IFoundYourNewHome.com
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)746-9573

 

 

 

 Follow Todd Clark on FacebookVisit my websiteFollow me on Twitter



 I am a licensed Realtor who specializes in Washington County, Oregon and also work in both Clackamas and Multnomah Counties including the cities of Aloha, Beaverton, Canby, Clackamas, Gladstone, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Sherwood and Tigard. All information contained in these posts are copyrighted and cannot be used without prior written approval authorization from the author me Todd Clark. If you are looking for an outstanding agent please give me a call I would love to help you with all your real estate needs.

 

What if there was a way you could search the  MLS for FREE just like Realtors

Now you can access the MLS using similar tools as Realtors. You are in control of what you want to search for, and you can search the MLS at your leisure. The information you submit in the form below can also be used to put you on an automated system where you'll be emailed all homes that meet your search criteria. You'll get internet access to a website that includes pictures, prices, and addresses to real estate that's listed in the MLS!

5 Star Professional 2011  5 Star Professional 2012

MyFreeCopyright.com Registered & Protected

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Home Selling
Location:
Oregon Washington County Beaverton
Groups:
Addicted to Active Rain
America's Best Agents
Be The Best In Your Field
Dedicated Bloggers
Local Expert
Tags:
8000 tax credit
selling
free cma
todd clark
realtor
mls search
listing agent
selling agent

Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the music-note to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Rainmaker
312,453
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA

Todd,

So very true!  The first week after the tax credit went away was kind of quiet here in Pullman for me.  And a chance to recoperate after the last minute flurry.  But I have more buyers and they are serious ones....I have a couple second showings in the next few days!  :)

May 21, 2010 10:05 AM #1
Ambassador
1,090,578
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

There are tons of buyers here in Southern California as well. There are so many buyers that it is tough to find homes for 'em.

May 21, 2010 10:06 AM #2
Rainer
55,852
Andres Munar
Semper Home Loans - State College, PA
Your 24/7 Loan Officer, Mortgages in State College&All 50 States

We had a rush right before the credit ended, but you are right- its still business as usual in my area.

May 21, 2010 10:11 AM #3
Rainmaker
73,175
Maria Mastrolonardo
RE/MAX of Naperville - Naperville, IL
Realtor, Naperville, IL Real Estate

Todd,

I couldn't agree more. Here in Naperville, I still have a lot of activity on my listings, still getting buyer calls.

May 21, 2010 10:13 AM #4
Ambassador
1,167,680
Tammie White
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net - Franklin, TN
TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville

This is absolutely true in Franklin TN.  We've seen increased activity for the last few months.  Buyers and sellers are jumping into the market everyday.

May 21, 2010 11:47 AM #5
Rainmaker
1,231,936
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL
REALTOR

Todd - You are absolutely right, homes priced right and show great are still selling right away.

May 21, 2010 02:47 PM #6
Ambassador
833,234
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Todd, I kind of thought that it would slow down after the credit expired but that really wasn't the case. I'm very thankful for that!

May 21, 2010 03:01 PM #7
Rainer
30,121
Art Marine
Academy Mortgage - Portland, OR

It has been the strangest thing.  Our activity level picked up almost imediately when the tax credit expired.  I have noticed more activity in higher end properties.  Almost like the people that didn't qualify for the tax credit now had permission to buy.

May 21, 2010 05:17 PM #8
Rainmaker
495,639
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams of Central PA East - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Things have been quieter in our area. It will come, but I think it pushed through a few more buyers. However, I still have buyers and I agree, properties priced correctly sell.

Cal

May 21, 2010 07:12 PM #9
Rainmaker
1,785,753
Gabe Sanders
the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Todd, very true, it certainly seems that the end of the tax credit didn't significantly affect the market yet.

May 22, 2010 07:42 AM #10
Rainmaker
538,564
Holly Weatherwax
The Momentum Group - Reston, VA
Keller Williams Realty, Northern Virginia

Good advice...in fact, May seems to not have slowed at all!

May 22, 2010 12:59 PM #11
Rainmaker
1,211,380
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374 - Saint George, UT
Your St. George Area Real Estate Agent

People are still looking to buy here...of course the $8000 tax credit was a nice incentive while it lasted. I like the curb appeal of that home in the photo Todd!

May 22, 2010 04:50 PM #12
Rainmaker
254,793
Jill Watts
Realty Pro, Inc. - Vancouver, WA
Clark County, WA Is A Great Place To Live! Call Me

todd...like your new button links.   see you soon i hope.

 

happy baaseball with your kids

May 22, 2010 07:29 PM #13
Rainmaker
231,945
Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS
iTexas Realty Co. - San Antonio, TX

Hi Todd-

There are always buyers and Sellers as well as those who never knew about the tax credit, were not eligible for the tax credit, or were not relocating in time for the tax credit!  Those people may still be purchasing.

Sara

May 22, 2010 11:37 PM #14
Rainmaker
384,961
John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

I have to agree, the tax credit also didn't fix the problem, time will.  May have also kept prices inflated a little more than they should have been.

May 22, 2010 11:55 PM #15
Show All Comments
Ambassador
2,032,361

Todd Clark

Broker - Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert - (503) 524-9494
Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the chair to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Additional Information