Many of the analysts we read are saying that "now is the best time to buy" with prices down and interest rates on a slow rise. Most seem to feel we have bottomed out and that the recovery will be very slow. Unless you able to hold your property for 5-7 years, now is probably a very good time to put yours on the market. Sellers are definitely coming back and it is looking more promising for the last half of 2008 and into 2009.
You will, however, want to list with an agent or a team that has strong marketing skills and is backed by a large national and international presence thru their brokerage. Getting your property marketed to the largest number of potential buyers is key. The larger the market of buyers, the best chance you have of selling for a price you can live with.
So start by interviewing a few agents. Get their input on how they market property, what they can offer you, and what they suggest be done to prepare your home for the marketplace at this time.
Team Vitale has a 31 point marketing plan with a strong internet presence and is backed by the marketing efforts of Coldwell Banker. Coldwell Banker has strong national and international marketing in place and huge plans being implemented right now. Team Vitale would be pleased to meet with you to discuss what can be done to market your property in the most agressive method and all the tools that we have to do so.
Jan Petters - Team Vitale
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
423 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236
(presently working on an updated template so bear with us)