Home Sellers Take the Power Seat

The housing recovery has “transformed the mind-set of many buyers and sellers who grew accustomed to the buyers’ market we saw for years,” says Rick Davidson, CEO of Century 21. "Buyer confidence is building back up and demand is strong… sellers are now in a more favorable position."

Eight-five percent of 365 home buyers recently surveyed by the real estate brokerage said they are willing to make compromises when buying a home in order to get a transaction complete. 

Tighter inventories of for-sale homes have prompted more buyers to get less picky and to realize that they'll face competing offers when trying to purchase a home. 

The Century 21 survey found that 42 percent of home buyers surveyed said they’ve submitted an offer on a home in the past six months but only 11 percent of their offers have been accepted. 

Home shoppers are realizing they may need to have to compromise more in order to get the house they want. For example, more than half of the buyers surveyed said they’d be flexible on the closing date, and 31 percent said they’d purchase a home “as-is.” Twenty-nine percent said they’d be willing to offer up more cash than they originally planned to in order to close on a deal. 

Home buyers also say they’re willing to budge on their wishlists. The items they’re most willing to give up: an in-ground pool, a finished basement, and an updated kitchen or walk-in closets, according to the survey. 

Source: “Sellers calling the shots on home deals,” CNNMoney (May 30, 2013)

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 May 30, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: