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Marilyn Mess…, Real Estate Pro in Concord, MA

Buyers, what do you think about the current market?

Asked by Marilyn Messenger CRS ABR GRI, Concord, MA Wed Feb 4, 2009

Just wondering what buyers are thinking...I can give stats as well as real life experiences about the current market, but perception is everything, so what do think? and who do you trust for information to make decisions?

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This market has lots of opportunities and pitfalls. Stated another way, I believe now is both a good and horrible time to buy. It's not that I'm trying to be purposefully ambiguous; rather, some buyers are getting killed out there as others are striking gold.

The key is for one to determine one's exit strategy, before doing anything. After that, then one needs to evaluate that strategy to determine whether s/he can execute that strategy well under these market conditions.

Some buy-and-hold strategies work better than others; similarly, some flip strategies work better than others. Not every strategy will work in every market. So, one needs to educate one's self to ensure that s/he will be able to piece together the right strategy for a particular market. Of course, for him/her that strategy might be to wait awhile longer before striking.
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