Stalling Sellers May Miss The Boat

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Real Estate Agent with Bozeman Broker Group

Real Estate Opprotunity People, especially those who are thinking of selling, are eying the market with calculated hesitancy.  They are waiting to see by how much home prices will appreciate before they commit to the decision and plunging into the market for themselves.

Oddly enough, the time to decide may be based on when they purchased their home rather than watching the current market like a hawk. If your home was purchased during the sluggish market in the last few years, moving up in 2013 is their prime opportunity.

"Because they bought near the bottom, these home owners should have built up some good equity that can go toward the purchase of a new home, and waiting longer to build more equity likely won’t provide much advantage given that other homes that they might want to move up to will also be appreciating at roughly the same pace," Blomquist, vice president of RealtyTrac, told HousingWire.

Home owners who wait much longer may miss their chance by being overly cautious. If you are looking to sell and then buy, waiting for prices to rise because there is no ultimate benefit. They will get more out of their home, but turn around and spend more too. In addition, the costs of financing your next home may increase in the months to come since mortgage rates are anticipated to rise from their current 3.5% to 4.4%... The time to sell may be now or else you may miss the boat...

Read more:http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2013/03/25/home-owners-who-are-delaying-selling-may-miss-out?om_rid=AACuz5&om_mid=_BRUHT7B8xiPzNw&om_ntype=RMODaily

 “The Time to Sell Is a Waiting Game for Some,” HousingWire (March 21, 2013)

Home Owners Reluctant to Sell; Inventories Fall

 

 

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Bozeman Broker Group

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Tim, love the picture.  It is hard for anyone to time the market. Seller's should have a more substantial reason for selling than timing the market. In my experience, these kind of sellers won't price their home correctly to get it sold in the time frame they want, then they pull the listing.

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