Wendy, Other/Just Looking in Cedar Park, TX

When is the best time to sell a house in Cedar Park, TX? We are thinking of selling our house in the Twin

Asked by Wendy, Cedar Park, TX Tue Feb 5, 2008

Twin Creeks subdivision in Cedar Park.

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Always is the best time to Sell, many people are moving to Austin Area because of the great job opportunity (not just for the summer), when you go out you can see cars with plates from around USA, so take advantage of this situation and sell, You have to be aware also that we have more inventory this year so you have to be careful with your price and conditions of the house. The marketing is important because great pictures makes a big difference.
Good Luck!!!!!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 20, 2010
This questions was originally asked in 2008 and looking back it would have been a good time to sell the home back then. Twin Creeks is a beautiful subdivision in Cedar Park. As a resident of Cedar Park for the past 6 years I have watched it grow.

As far as selling your home in Cedar Park or anywhere the generic answer is always the spring. This is when all the newly listed homes start to hit the market and home buyers begin their searches while school is out. Although this is the busiest time right now that does not necessarily mean that it is the best time to sell.

Although there are more buyers there are also more sellers and more competition. So there is a balance there that you have to be aware of. In general I do think the spring is one of the best times to list your home but life does not always follow suit. It is best to list your home when you are truly ready to sell, you are motivated and ready to do what is necessary to ensure your home sells fast and for the highest dollar amount. What will dictate your homes quick sale is the ability to price the home correctly so that it will be considered the "best value" when buyers are comparing it to other homes nearby. Price your home incorrectly and it will just sit on the market regardless of the time of year. Price it fair and correct and you will be moving in a very short period of time. Sometimes even receiving multiple offers above the asking price.

Granted in this market pricing the home correctly will sometimes mean having to bring money to closing. So some sellers will price their home higher than the market can support because they need to make a certain amount of money or they do not want or are able to bring money to closing. In these circumstances it is best to truly look at your motivation for selling. If you are trading up and you take a loss on your current home you will make up for it on the next home you buy. So you need to look at the big picture and evaluate the pros and the cons.

When speaking with an Agent to to sell your home often times a seller will go with the agent that gives them the highest list price. The agent knows that the seller will eventually come down in pricing or at the very least the listing will expire and they may collect several buyer clients that they can sell other homes too. So be careful and do not make that mistake. Agents will typically make more money the longer your home actaully sits on the market. Make sure your agent is showing you the comps that he or she is using to base their valuation range on. Look at those comps and say to your self... which home would I buy I was an objective buyer right now.... but be honest with yourself!

I used to do this sometimes but it is becoming a lot more frequent in today's market. When I am working with my listing clients I will actually take them to look at the competition. We will actually go and visit a few homes. Some I believe are comparable and some are superior. By doing this the sellers can actually visualize the competition and that will also help them come to a proper valuation for their home.

Pricing your home correctly is a one shot deal and if you do not do so you are missing the best opportunity to not only sell your home quickly but to also receive top dollar. It 's not always timing the market but making sure you have an agent that will put your true best interests before theirs. Always make sure they are doing this through their actions and words... otherwise you can end up losing thousands of dollars and have a home that just sits on the market.

Remember it's your equity... make sure your agent is helping you keep every penny possible!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 15, 2010
Lani, thank you for your feedback and for assisting to bring all these wonderful neighbors into Twin Creeks. We find Twin Creeks really convenient and easily accessible from 183. Once, Anderson Mill Road is finished with construction, it will be a breeze driving home. Thank you for the comforting statement that Twin Creeks is not in a slumping market.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 25, 2008
Wendy, I'm so glad to hear you're happy- we golf at Twin Creeks and have assisted in many many many people moving into Twin Creeks, so I don't blame you for staying put! I assure you though, if you changed your mind that Twin Creeks does not reflect the slumping national market (so our friend "Hi, Just Looking in Virginia" is mistaken).

Enjoy this wonderful Austin weather! :)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 25, 2008
yes, i agree with wendy, stay put
not a good time to sell a house


good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 25, 2008
Hi Lani, We did not put our house on the market and decided to stay put. We went house hunting and did not find anything desirable yet . We still love Twin Creeks and the neighborhood.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 25, 2008
So, Wendy... I'm dying to hear an update- have you sold your home yet? :) There are several of us here that specialize in Twin Creeks and make it our business to keep our finger on the pulse of TC! :)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 24, 2008
This is a perfect time to get your home listed. It will generally takes about two weeks to a month to get your home staged and ready, which puts you into the begininng to mid March. If your home is on the market for sixty days now you are into May which most people are either in the planning stages to relocate or are already in motion, including letting their children finish out the school year and being able to use the summer to move with the minimum personal disruptions. I have lived in Cedar Park for over 20 years and specialize in Bella Vista and Twin Creeks. You may also visit my website at http://www.JoeStan.com and click into Twin Creeks (which is already set up as a specialized tab) and view all of the homes for sale to give you an idea of the Twin Creeks housing market. Please call me if I can be of any further assistance.


Joe Stan
Joe Stan Properties
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 13, 2008
Typically the market has an upswing in February (this month). Activity is good right now with interest rates at an all time low. Twin Creeks is a popular area for relocations and those buyers usually make their decisions to move when school is out. I would be happy to do a free Market Analysis for you and give you a better idea of timing and price for your home.
Web Reference: http://www.simmonsteam.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 6, 2008
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