Who’s Calling the Shots: Buyers or Sellers?

Daily Real Estate News

The housing market is changing, creating a “new playing field for home owners, who are finally able to sell, as well as would-be buyers who've been delaying a purchase in anticipation that prices would keep falling,” Money Magazine reports. 

Mortgages for home purchases are expected to soar 55 percent in 2013, according to forecasts by the Mortgage Bankers Association. 

“The days of buyers sticking it to sellers are over," says Tracie Peay, a Salt Lake City real estate practitioner.

Still, home sellers should keep their expectations in line: Price increases are to be modest and gradual. Fiserv forecasts home prices will rise 3.3 percent a year in value between now and 2017. 

As for buyers, they may need to have a better understanding of the increased competition they may face. 

"If you want to buy, you have to be ready to make an offer," says David Howell, chief information officer at McEnearney Associates, a real estate agency in the Washington, D.C., metro area. He says the first offer should be close to the home buyer’s best offer. 

Lowball bids will get ignored, adds Fran Bailey, a Chicago real estate professional.

According to Money Magazine, home sellers may have the most bargaining power in the West, while home buyers may be more in control in the Midwest and Northeast. 

Some of the top markets for selling, according to Money Magazine, are: 

  • Los Angeles
  • Phoenix
  • San Jose, Calif.
  • Seattle

Some of the top markets for buying: 

  • Albany, N.Y.
  • Chicago
  • New Haven/Stamford, Conn.
  • Philadelphia

Source: “Real Estate: Find Opportunity Next Year,” Money Magazine

About Ady Simion (Realtor and Public Notary)

Ady Simion was named in the Top 1% of all agents for NRT LLC a subsidiary of Realogy that operates a variety of real estate offices under brands such as Coldwell Banker, Sotheby's International Realty, Century 21, The Corcoran Group, and the technology-based brokerages ZipRealty and Climb Real Estate. NRT has 787 offices and 47,000 sales associates. Selling and buying property can be very stressful but with the right agent it can be profitable and a fun experience. Ady is also a Notary Public and being a people person he wants to help negotiate for his clients making their transactions as smooth as possible. Ady’s goals are simple: He wants to be the best source of information on the Los Angeles area Real Estate market, as he assists clients through each transaction with care and professionalism. He is proud of his large referral base of clients who have placed their trust in him over the years. Why him, when there are so many good people out there?!?! • Sellers will have their property exposed to the largest team of sales professionals in the world by far. Coldwell Banker Agents sale more homes than anyone else. • Buyers will have the opportunity to view more properties exclusively. • And most importantly when you hire him you get a whole team working for you not just “only one person”. Ady Simion started his Professional Career as an Insurance Agent, and then mastered the Mortgage Industry focusing on helping buyers and sellers achieve their life dreams. He now is an Agent with the Largest Residential Real Estate Company in the nation and the world, Coldwell Banker, at the Pasadena office which is the leader in the areas in which he specializes. After finishing College Ady has consistently been a Top Producer in every office/business he worked at. He speaks English, Romanian and Spanish. Real Estate is constantly changing and working with an agent that has been involved in the Real Estate buying/selling process most of his life is always beneficial for clients. Call, text or e-mail him or just stop by to say Hi and ask any real estate questions you may have.

Posted on December 18, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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