Our market now is slow compared to the frenetic pace of the last few years, but it is vastly improved over January according to MLS statistics. We are in to the early spring marketing time, which is typically one of the best times to sell herein the Northwest. One of the agents who answered this question mentioned having 45 people at a recent open house in the North End, but did not mention if the home sold or not.
The homes that are selling, as opposed to those that are sitting on the market are the homes with high perceived value. That value can come from a high emotional response to a wonderful home, or from 'getting a good dealâ€™, which often translates into a lot square footage or extra amenities for the price
A lot really comes down to why you might want to sell. If you are planning to buy a more expensive home, now is a fantastic time to buy. There is a lot of inventory for you to choose from, many great buys, and most sellers are will consider contingent offers, which was almost unheard of when the market was red hot, so you have nothing to lose if your home does not sell. You are likely to sell your lesser priced home for a little less than it might have sold for previously, but you should be able to make an even better buy on the more expensive home of your dreams and then you can ride the market back up in your beautiful new home.
Of course there are a myriad of reasons for needing/wanting to sell. I suggest you sit down with a very experienced, knowledgeable agent who will take the time to help you come to the best decision for you and your particular circumstances. Please feel free to visit my web site and contact me if you wish. Good Luck!