Foreclosures, estates and distressed properties can be most difficult to weave your way through the complexities of the process.. Working with a qualified professional who has experience in navigating the process will help. Having worked through several foreclosure opportunities for other clients, PATIENCE is required. Most lenders have stacked up foreclosures and someone is a remote location has a stack of files on their desk that they are working through. Your offer(s) may not be getting the attention needed from the lender or may not be being taken seriously for a variety of reasons. Some that my office has actually "closed" for buyers have taken 6 to eight months to get through. Just know that the process is cumbersome and sometimes frustrating although not impossible. My advice; find a professional REALTOR who has expertise, experience in working with these properties / lenders AND be patient. If your expectation is to "close" in 30, 60 or even 90 days adjust your parameters. Good things only come to those who wait.... more
Consider visiting local realty offices and let them know about your company and the services offered, possibly leave some flyers behind--some of the larger offices do have regular staff meetings, consider asking the broker owner and or office manger if you can speak for a few minutes at one of those meetings, etc.... more
That has always been the question. Some agents will tell you that spring is the best time because kids are out of school, the flowers are blooming and your home will show at it's best. This is all true,.. however first it would be wise to identify who the most likely buyer for your home is.
Is your neighborhood filled with school age children, consisting of families that are either first time buyers or the first or second move up. Or is your neighborhood filled with people who's kids have by in large grown and moved away,..
Is it a professional neighborhood that has been subject to transfers? What are your own needs relating to moving forwards with your life? What is driving the need to sell? A Transfer,.. or is it simply a "want" to??
Whether to put the home on the market now or in the Spring will much depend upon the answers to those questions.
If your neighbors are by in large professionals that are subject to transfer,.. the spring may not be as big of a factor. However if your neighbors have school age kids and have moved into your neighborhood from another district or school area,.. those Buyers "may" choose to wait until the school year is over.
All of that being stated I would likely hold off mid December to Mid January,.. during this time I have found people to be too focused on the holidays and then recovery thereof to be really actively looking for real estate,.. with some exceptions,.. However If you plan on listing right after the holidays,.. make sure you get some pictures of the home all decorated out for them,.. they will be good marketing materials as houses tend to sparkle during this time of year.
Go. Have fun. Most are friendly places. Feel free to talk with the auctioneer assistants or helpers. They're there every time so they know the ends and outs and can give you friendly general advice. Most are friendly and for the most part informal atmosphere. Of course once the action starts stay out of their way and don't talk to them during the auction.... more