Homeowners get it; the U.S. housing market is still far from “normal,” with new horror stories being reported daily. Many wonder if they’ll be stuck in their homes forever. However, the reality is that the real estate statistics reported nationally are meaningless to the average homeowner. Yes, real estate is local, and has always been that way.
Home sellers should forget the headlines and call a local real estate agent, the best one they can find. Local agents are the experts on local markets; they know what’s happening locally, the only statistics that truly matter to those wishing to sell their homes.
Those considering selling or buying a home will benefit from the advice of an experienced professional, a real estate agent familiar with the area and with local trends. While the real estate profession has been maligned and blamed by some for the housing crisis, the true professionals avoided guiding buyers into making poor purchase or financing choices; and the true professionals remain the best source for guidance in today’s challenging housing market.
Will the housing market ever recover? Are there any buyers willing to pay a “fair” price? Have foreclosures decimated home values? Is it possible to sell YOUR home at a price you can live with? Only an experienced real estate professional can help home sellers discover the answers appropriate to their home and their location; and choosing one of those experienced professionals is the first step towards home selling success.
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