How Do Real Estate Agents Find Sellers?

As the scarcity of homes for sale rolls on, a seller’s agent with a few listings can be much more certain of closing deals than a buyer’s agent that has many eager buyers. We know the problem is obtaining listings but solving the problem is the difficult part. Especially for new agents and buyer’s agents

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iBuyers gatecrash the all-cash offers party

Some home buyers are leaning on so-called iBuying firms to better compete by offering all-cash on the properties they target. iBuyers can help buyers by making cash-backed offers on their behalf or by providing financing to help draw attention to their offer in a bidding war, experts say. The National Association of Realtors reported that

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What Buyers Can Do in an Extreme Sellers’ Market

Here is some bright news for buyers, according to Realtor.com, new MLS listings were up in early to mid-April by about 40% over last year. But that statistic needs to be kept in context. At this time last year, pandemic fears were in full swing. Listings dropped while people tried to figure out what was

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Don’t wait, sell your home now, real estate pros say

Real estate agents are urging their clients to go and sell their homes now, or risk missing out on the golden opportunity that the current seller’s market presents. “A lot of people are missing the best market now by waiting,” said Kris Lindahl, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Kris Lindahl Real Estate in the

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Experts forecast best winter home selling season for years

Home sellers are expected to command higher home prices in the winter due to high buyer demand and low inventories, and that’s an unseasonable trend in the housing market, experts say. “Sellers will have the ball in their court, so to speak, as there are more buyers than sellers,” said Danielle Hale, realtor.com’s chief economist.

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Home price growth puts sellers in the driving seat

With listing prices seeing their fastest growth since January 2018, home sellers are firmly in the driving seat when it comes to sales negotiations, experts say. Realtor.com reported in its latest Weekly Recovery Report covering the week ending August 15 that median listing prices in the U.S. are up 10.1% compared to the same time

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Will it be a buyer’s or a seller’s market this year?

Real estate market experts were optimistic of an extremely hot seller’s market in 2020, but then along came the coronavirus pandemic. “We are in uncharted territory,” Caleb Liu, a real estate investor and owner of House Simply Sold, told The Mortgage Reports. He said that some homeowners may be forced to sell due to economic

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In a Weakening Market, Sellers Should Consider Incentives

For the last several years, the housing market in the United States has remained red hot just about everywhere in the country. For homeowners, that’s been fantastic news, with home values rising by double-digit percentages in certain places. At the same time, however, buyers had been feeling the pinch with wage growth failing to keep

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Ask Brian: What is the Difference Between a Buyer’s Market and a Seller’s Market?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Q1. Cheryl from Bend, Oregon writes: Greetings Brian, I’m hoping you can clear something up for me. A little over two years

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Expect housing to become a buyer’s market by 2020, experts say

Zillow’s latest Home Price Expectations Survey has revealed that it’s still a seller’s market as far as real estate is concerned, though the situation could change within the next 18 months.

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