Posts made in October 2021

My 2 Cents on Online Offers

I’m pretty sure that you have seen their commercials. They have quite a marketing budget.

Just this past week, I had a few calls from prospective clients asking for my 2 cents on the latest headache for the local real estate agent.  This online platform claims that it is the Easiest Way to Buy or Sell your Home. You fill out a form online and get a free no-obligation offer.

It all looks great until you get down to the real business (because buying and selling a home is still one of the largest transactions most people do in their lifetimes).  They claim that it will be a competitive offer without the hassle but remember two things 1) A big offer does not mean it’s a good offer, and 2) Time is Money. The latest horror story I heard was that the cash offer they received in less than 24 hours was awesome. But then it wasn’t awesome. When the inspection came along, the repair list was a mile long, and it was “Make the repairs or Take the lower price.”  Like $20,000 lower price.  Ouch! It was a BIG WASTE OF TIME, and the Seller had to start all over.

It’s important to keep in mind – these online platforms don’t work for you. They work for investors. So my 2 cents – Work with a trustworthy and experienced Agent. They will be on your side – protecting your interests and guiding you through today’s intense marketplace.

 Give me a call (317) 625-0655, and let us show you how We work harder to make good things happen!

Your Agent Should Be a Resource

In a “Seller’s Market,” Real Estate Agents are more valuable than ever when it comes to helping Buyers make the best choice and find the right deal on their dream home.   

Your Agent should Be a Resource.  Your Agent should be your “go-to” person for information as you walk you through the home buyer journey. No doubt when asked (or when not asked), people will give you their opinion on what they think you need, though, BE CAUTIOUS! Your Agent should be your Trusted Resource in this journey.

So How Do We Help Our Clients :

Give me a call (317) 625-0655, and let us show you how We work harder to make good things happen!

Local Market Review – September 2021

The September numbers are in for the Central Indiana real market.  As I’ve been saying, the panic has gone out of the market.  The market has not gone soft, but there is an easing off the gas pedal.  That’s good for all concerned, as a little balance would make the market healthy.

 

 

Prices were up 13% from a year ago, but just ½% up from the previous month.  (Foot coming off the gas pedal…)

Sales were down 2% AND New Listings were down 8% from a year ago— making inventory just 2,646 homes for sale.  That’s down 17% from last year this time.  But the available inventory per buyer has started creeping up some, making it so buyers have much better odds of landing a deal on a new home (than they did last Spring).  That makes NOW a much better time for buyers to be out home shopping.

If you want to see what’s specifically happening in your county, call me at (317) 625-0655 or email me at bob@topchoicere.com

Below is a snapshot of what’s happening in Marion County. Let’s make your house dreams come true in 2021!