One of my favorite things to do is show rural Vermont real estate, which is a really good thing because I am a real estate agent and broker at Pleasant Vally Real Estate. But seriously, I love looking at houses.
When March came and I was getting phone calls from people wanting to see various properties, and other calls from people wanting to sell their properties, I was lulled out of my usual March complacency and soon wondered, “Hey, when did I get so busy? Who said Go?”
Business is really picking up, and I am sure there are many reasons for it, but let’s keep it simple and just say… Spring is here, the birds are singing, the peepers are peeping, and interest rates are still very low! Since the early nineties I have heard “historically low,” and “lowest in 14 years” and now “lowest ever.” Well, if that doesn’t get you to the starting line I don’t know what will!
Really, why wait? The “lowest rates ever” are very slowly starting to climb. Inventory is picking up, and new houses are coming on the market because activity is good.
So, is it still a buyer’s market? I say “yes,” which is all the more reason for buyer’s to come out of their winter igloos. Many sellers are realizing that to be successful it is wiser to price appropriately and stage their homes. Their success is as clear as Vermont air in May.
Sellers, come one come all, the buyers are out in strength right now. Be sure to price reasonably and stage your home appropriately. Of course you can call your local real estate agent and have her come and walk you through all of this, even assist in the staging. I know she likes to do that.
Buyers, who knows how long these low interest rates are going to stay low. Sellers are ready to be realistic and work with you, so hit the dirt running and be sure to call your friendly real estate agent. I hear she loves to look at houses.
Here are the homes I currently have listed for sale: