“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
— Yogi Berra
This is so true right now. We don’t know for certain what is going to happen but I’m encouraged by what I know to be true.
We did not have enough inventory before this started. I could have lost 2/3 of the buyers in most markets and been OK because it was such a shortage of inventory. It’s more balanced now but once this is passed I think we go back to a hot market.
Interest rates bounced around but then stabilized between 3-4%. Those are historic lows compared to the rates over the last 10 years. Credit scores required have increased some but that is common in uncertain times. I think that will recover too.
People are still listing houses, selling houses, buying houses and we’re doing it as safely as possible. There are some new rules but mostly it’s stuff we should have been doing anyway when it comes to qualifying the buyers we are showing houses to. Now you have to have a pre-approval letter or proof of funds for me to take you through a house. No tire kickers.
Most of the iBuyers have stopped working. Folks like Zillow, Opendoor, etc are shut down. Some of the discount brokers have furloughed their workforce to save money.
However, we are still working at full force but doing it carefully and following the guidelines for face to face contact.
Keller Offers is still purchasing properties without having to commit to showings, repairs and uncertainty. I can get you an offer in about 48 hours if you want to know what they will purchase your house for or I can get you a market analysis to see the maximum you can get.
My goal is to give good advice. It won’t be perfect advice because of what Yogi says but I’ll do my best to share what I know and show you my work. I want you to know if you’re thinking of selling, it can be a good thing.
Stop, take a deep breath and give me a call if I can help. We will get through this.
I want to offer you a bit more if it would help. Sometimes a friendly face, a smile and a conversation is all you need. I can do that.
If you’re struggling and need to talk to someone, I’m here and I’ll talk with you.
I mean it.
If you want to schedule a 30-minute call you can click on this link. It will take you to a calendar where you can request a 30-minute time block. I’ll accept and we’ll get on zoom to talk face to face. We can talk longer so don’t fret about that. I’m home, I’m happy to talk so let me know how I can help.
I’m here if you want to reach out.
I hope you will.
Thanks for listening,
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