March 22nd, 2016 2:48 PM by Taydus Taydus, AHWD, CNE, CRS, GRI
Today’s market here in Boulder County (and across the nation) is creating challenges for home buyers and home sellers alike. It can be difficult for a new (or even a seasoned veteran) to understand the nature of the current real estate market. As a Realtor® who works with many home buyers, it is difficult to convey just how extremely competitive this market is without sounding pushy or like you are inflating an already challenging situation.
The truth to the matter is that in today’s market, using a Realtor® to buy or sell your home is more important than ever. Home buyers (and sellers too!) are up against a whole host of challenges that are nearly impossible to navigate without the help of a professional Realtor®.
As a home buyer you need to be aware of what you are up against, and what strategies competing buyers may be using:
CLICK HERE to read a great article entitled “Lack of Inventory Challenging Many Housing Markets”.
CLICK HERE for to read a very informative article posted to Realtor.com entitled “First-Time Buyers May Face a Difficult Spring”
But it is not all doom and gloom! You need to enlist the help of a professional Realtor® that is familiar with the market you are purchasing in. If you work with your Realtor® you will come out victorious…it just may take a few tries.
SELLERS: Many potential home sellers think that with the high demand they can sell their home themselves. But ask yourself:
A good listing agent knows and understands all of the above and is worth the cost of commission. It greatly benefits you to list your home with a licensed Realtor®