(from the Indiana Association of Realtors)Statewide closed and pending sales continued to pick up during February, while available inventory dipped by 10.6% to the
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January and February are always very busy months for buying and selling real estate. Many buyers and/or sellers don't want to "deal with it" over the holidays, even as they're making their decision to upsize, downsize, or relocate. Some buyers are ready for their first home or a larger home. Some sellers are ready to downsize, upsize, relocate, or just rent for awhile.buyers
People are transferred into, or our of, our area during January. Many have already previewed homes in our area, and many more are using the internet right now to locate their next home. Unless your home is listed as "for sale" and listed on the most popular websites, they can't find your home.
"But wait, Bob" (I heard someone say). "Aren't there fewer lookers in the winter time?" Yes, but a "looker" is not likely to go out in snowy, sub-zero weather with slick roads to "look" at properties. BUT a serious buyer will--and does--and a serious seller needs to be prepared for them.
Demand for real estate continues to be strong, and interest rates are still very low, meaning more well qualified buyers. So don't wait until spring, when many of your prospects--the best qualified buyers and sellers--will already have relocated. ACT NOW.