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The solid merits of being “first out of the gate”

Blog by Robert Matthews | January 14th, 2018

If you're thinking of selling, there's no time to waste. The 2018 selling market has begun - yes, this early after the holiday lull! Listing your home in early February can attract those eager, serious buyers who are keen to buy – because they’re eager to get into a home, and/or want a jumpstart on other buyers entering the spring market.

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The flip side of listing and selling your home in early-mid February or so is that you’ll be buying your next home in a marketplace with more choices coming on the market every day as we move into spring. With a sale already booked on your current home, you can act decisively when the perfect next home appears. With your exact sale proceeds known, and financing sorted based on your net proceeds, you'll be in a strong position to make a compelling offer. 

2017 was a time of change and some uncertainty in our market. While these changing conditions will continue somewhat into 2018, we expect the market to settle and be more predictive as we move into the early months of the new year.      

Thinking of selling or buying in 2018? Contact me any time to discuss the right strategies for your situation. With 15+ years experience and close to 600 homes sold in all market conditions, I can help you successfully navigate our changing real estate landscape.