By Nelson Buss, firstname.lastname@example.org
The real estate market in the Conejo Valley as we head into the summer of 2016 is showing signs of a shift from the previous two years. Home prices continue to rise on the lower end of the market, as inventory levels below $750,000 have fallen more than 40% from 2015. The inventory levels of homes between $750,000 and $1.5 million are over 25% lower than last year. If you are considering selling, and your property falls in these categories, your competition in the market is greatly reduced relative to recent years. Prices are up. Competition down. And you are ready to sell. So where do you start?
Well, the first choice is between selling it yourself, or listing with a realtor to sell the property on your behalf. With a hot market and high prices, it is entirely possible to get your home sold and not need to pay a commission. However, without a realtor working for you, it is also likely that any buyer you work with will be expecting you to sell at a discounted price for exactly the same reason. Securing documentation from title companies, HOAs, and government agencies, as well as scheduling inspections and negotiating repair requests with the buyer is a fulltime job. Not to mention the legal liability that comes with such undertaking such a large financial transaction without representation. The right realtor can handle all this for you, as well as ensure that your home is marketed to maximize your exposure and ensure that the property sells for the highest possible price. We at the Buss-McKinley Group are the realtors who can do that for you.
The Buss-McKinley group is comprised of professionals who are all long-time residents of the area, having attended local schools as children up through and including attending California Lutheran and Pepperdine Universities. We know the geography, and the history of the community and the neighborhoods we service. That knowledge, combined with our diligent market research, allows us to price your home accurately. We also estimate your proceeds accurately from your sale by this method. By knowing this information ahead of time, you can be confident in planning how to proceed after the sale is completed.
The internet has changed how consumers shop for everything including, of course, real estate. We at the Buss-McKinley Group have embraced the modern market place. Professional staging and photography, as well as using a combination of traditional and social media online, allow us to market your home in a way to maximize exposure. We are RE/Max agents, and the RE/Max site is the most visited website among all national competitors. By ensuring your property looks its best and ensuring that it is seen by the greatest number of qualified buyers possible, we are able bring you the most competitive offers. With our direct and efficient process, your property gets into escrow faster and at the highest possible price.
For a free market analysis, or to find out what we can do for you, contact us today!
Written by Nelson Buss