The Spring Selling Season is coming EARLY in 2014!

If you’ve been thinking about selling your home this year, you might not want to put off those honey-do’s before you go on the market.  In fact, you might want to get them done THIS WEEKEND.

Buyers have seen the issues with low inventory, so they’re already on the hunt even in bad weather (because there IS NO bad weather in front of your computer).

Experian Marketing Services sent out its monthly most visited real estate website rankings earlier this week for web traffic in January. The results are startling.

Web traffic to real estate websites was up 25% from December to 364 million visits.

If you’re wanting to sell, but are waiting, you might be missing thousands of local buyers who are looking now and are ready to transact.

As always, Spring brings out buyers, but this year, they are more motivated to strike quickly.

Mortgage rates have declined over the past month and are currently trending back toward 4% for traditionally structured, well qualified mortgages. This is a significant development for buyers, as interest rates are a huge driver of home affordability along with price and local market conditions.

With prices steadily rising, they know that the time to get a deal is going to end soon, so they have a huge sense of urgency to buy now before rates bump back up (and they will) to normal levels.  Here’s a chart of national home prices over the last few years along with estimates for 2014 and 2015.

So, the buyers are already looking.  If you’re not out there, you’re missing it.  If you need someone to help you out with your punch list, I can help out.  Just call me at 404-444-3446 to set up a meeting.  Please don’t say “I wish I had” when it comes summertime.