Thursday, December 29, 2011

Good Start for the Spring Market!

Couple the positive pending sales news with the increase in buyer inquiries that I've received the past few days and I see an early start to the 2012 spring housing market. Today the news coming from all the major news sources is encouraging. Great news for all those buyers looking to purchase one of the many Lawrence KS Homes for Sale currently on the market.

The National Association of Realtors reports that existing home sales rose in November and remain higher than this time one year ago. According to the Chief Economist for NAR, Lawrence Yun, the increase seems to be due, in large part, to home buyers finally taking advantage of an obvious "buyers market" going on across the country. With record low interest rates and extremely good deals on many of the homes for sale, one wonders why a buyer would not want to take advantage now before the trends begin to change. Increasing home values would certainly be a more favorable climate for the sellers.

I can speak to local sales data that pertains to Homes for Sale Lawrence KS. It too shows that sales are on the uptick. This is welcome news for all the sellers who've been waiting for the market to start the recovery. If you're a seller looking to list a Homes for Sale in Lawrence KS it may be time to seriously consider contacting a Realtor.

Most Realtors will give you a complete picture of the local market and what the market value of your home is relative to the your market. This is a free service that you should take advantage of. Once you've compared the reports, then you can begin the process of choosing the Realtor with the best and most comprehensive marketing plan for your Lawrence KS Home for Sale.

Also, please make sure that you only hire a real estate agent who is a "Realtor". Lawrence KS Real Estate Agents are not all the same. It's one thing to get a basic real estate license, but it is quite another thing to build on that basic foundation and understanding of the real estate industry.  Therefore, you'll do yourself an enormous service if the Realtor you hire has taking the time, invested the money and put forth the effort to earn the following designations: Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI).