Hello Caton Team friends!
Each Monday I post a quick video on Facebook and Instagram with a market update. Today I am happy to report that this past weekend – open house turn out was the best since before the holidays. Real, qualified, pre-approved buyers came out regardless of the rain. This is live, from the trenches updates from myself and Susan in Newark and my fellow agents here on the San Francisco Peninsula. By no means is this the start of Selling Season – but it is a start.
If you are thinking about buying this year, get approved TODAY! Getting fully pre-approved can take some time due to the large volume of paperwork each bank is going to require. It is best to be totally approved and underwritten by your lender of choice BEFORE you look at homes. Once you are pre-approved the Caton Team starts the house hunt and focuses on homes since they themselves require time and consideration. Buying Real Estate is a journey – not a race. The more time you prepare – the better you can make solid decisions and once the market heats up – you can act as fast as needed. In my experience, Buyers who take the time to understand their loan and their budget get the home they want often on the first try because they are prepared to do what it takes and already understand the impact of their actions. It is nearly impossible to be a competitive and knowledgeable buyer if you haven’t taken the time to prepare.
If you’re on the market to sell – hold tight! Right now the market is in the buyers seat with a bit more inventory sitting due to the holidays. However, interest rates are low now and that in itself is motivation to get in while rates are low. So stay inline with the current market, adjust strategy as needed and make sure your home shows well.
If you’re thinking of selling this year, contact your Realtor now to get a true market picture. Each neighborhood is different. Homes may be selling quicker in the mid peninsula but sitting across the bay or on the coast. Be realistic with yourself and your Realtor with your expectations. What fuels over bidding is high demand and low supply. Right now we have low demand and normal supply. California Economists believe the market is going to appreciate this year, even if the market is soft today. The Caton Team knows come Spring – more buyers will be in the game and we expect a healthy market.
With all the talk that our market is in flux, people can get overwhelmed with the mixed messages and feel uncertain. We believe that each client is unique and requires a high level of care and consideration. Contact The Caton Team at anytime for a free, no strings attached consultation. We love what we do and love helping people achieve their dreams and goals.
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