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The October weather, like the real estate market, cooled a little in Clear Lake. The Clear Lake Real Estate market is going through the seasonal slowdown. There's still time. Come buy with me.
Clear Lake Real Estate, like the Houston summer, is hot. 2013 is going to be one of the strongest seller's markets in memory. The market completely turned from a buyer's market in 2011 to an extreme seller's market in 2013. Mostly due to the reduction in inventory (supply) coupled with more sales, (demand).
The sellers market of 2013 has caused home prices to steeply climb, and buying has become bidding. If you're a buyer, I can help you get the house you want even in this extreme sellers market. Let me put my 20 years experience in Clear Lake Real Estate to work for you. I use buying techniques that most agents don't even know about. Call me to find out how to win the bidding war. Avg median price rose in October. A great time to sell, and there's still time to buy your next home.
Strong sellers markets may be a good thing if you're a seller, but with home prices higher you may have to give it back as a buyer on your next home. My hope is that the inventory level will rise soon. Strong markets in either direction aren't a good thing. Still, it's going to be a good year for sellers. Let's hope that 2013 brings good things to us all. Buyers, sellers, and Realtors.
As I’ve predicted, strength has come to the higher price levels. My crystal ball was RIGHT. I saw pent up demand for homes in the $400 to $500K price range, and it happened. Now, we're seeing strength in the $6-700K range. What worries me most is the continued reduction in inventory. I just hope more homes come on the market soon. If not, the market is going to have trouble balancing.
The only website that gives you the facts, and not sales fluff. Information you need to know if you're buying or selling a home in the Clear Lake Texas real estate market. Go to my "Market Report" and "Market Trend" links for the up to date real time market information.
If you've been reading my Market Report and Market Trend, this is no surprise to you. Prices went up in 2012, and are climbing rapidly in 2013. I even had to reset my monthly price scale. Low inventory has buyers scrambling to find and buy a home in a tight market. Homes are selling extremely well if they're in market condition and priced right. Market ready homes are selling in days, not weeks or months. If you're a buyer, the problem has become, good homes are hard to find.
Homes are selling, prices are rising. Now is the time to sell your home. It's not enough to list your home, you must market it to
sell. The homes that are selling quickly in this
market are priced correctly, in correct condition, and
marketed by a professional, full time, Realtor.
Now, more than ever, you need my help to
navigate this difficult and rapidly changing market. Call
Just completed my Certified Negotiation Expert designation. More to help my buyers and sellers do the best when negotiating a contract. Information is key, and I'm always working to be a better Realtor. See my real estate education here.
Flat Fee Service:
I hate to see so many caught up in
the no win situation of owing the same, or less, than
their home is worth in today's market.
Paying a full commission just isn't an option for many.
That's why I've created my Flat Fee
Listing service. While it may not be the
best option, it can help if you're upside down and owe
the same or more than your home is worth due to the
market decline of 2011. If a full
service listing isn't possible for you, take a look at
the Flat Fee Listing. It may be just what
Full Service Listing:
All of my listings have either sold or leased in 2008,
2009, and 2010. Put my 20 years of experience to
work for you.
Too many homeowners want to be the "Realtor" and try to
direct the sale of their home. They usually hire someone
who tells them what they WANT to hear, not what they
NEED to hear. Sorry, but that's not me. As a seller you
need to have the facts, not fluff. I'll start you off in
the right direction with the best chance of actually
selling your home, and not just listing it.
Every day I talk to sellers who are “upside down” on
their homes. They need to sell for various reasons that
can’t be denied, but after a market analysis, they’re
for the first time finding out what it really means to
be in a fluid market with both extremes. Now isn’t the
time to use a distant relative agent, or a friend of a
friend, who’s going to give you a deal, but has little
chance of actually selling your home.
Call or email me today. I'll analyze your home, do some
comparables, and give you the facts, not fluff. At least
you'll know where you stand. Then we can both decide if
we want to work with each other. I walk away from 2 out
of 3 listing appointments. If you're not ready to accept
the facts of the market, prepare your home for sale, and
work with me to sell your home, then we can both not
waste any more time. Remember, I'm going to tell you
what you NEED to hear.
Expired or Terminated Listings
I specialize in selling homes others can’t.
Rather than typical marketing, I’ve developed an
in-depth analysis of why homes that were on the market
didn’t sell. Sometimes I have to tell
homeowners things that they don’t want to hear, but need
to. Every home I listed in 2010,
2009 & 2008,
all difficult years,
sold or leased. No expired listings!
It’s not magic, it’s just my years of experience selling
expired listings. I know what it takes
to sell your home. If you want an honest
evaluation of why your home didn’t sell, call or email
me. I can help.
Anyone can list your home. I can SELL it!
Do you want to list, or sell?
Of course, it’s always better to start off right.
If you’re considering selling your home, let me start
you off in the right direction. My
listings all sell/close
I’m selective about who I work with, and marketing your
home will need to be done my way. If
you want to direct how your home is marketed, go
somewhere else, and call me when it doesn’t work.
Let me show you how win the bid, and conquer multiple offers.
Understanding the current market,
and how it affects the price range of homes that are of
interest to you, are more important than ever.
I can save you so much time wasted by making offers that
have zero chance of being accepted, and looking at homes
that really don't meet your criteria.
In this difficult market you need my help more than
I’m a Certified Buyers Representative and Graduate of
the Real Estate Institute in addition to being a
Realtor. I have many tools to find the
perfect home for you. When we find it, I’m a
tough negotiator to get you the best price and terms.
There are many pitfalls to buying a home. I
know them all, do you? I can save you
countless hours and find the very best deal for you in
the area you want. I’ve worked all
over Houston, but specialize in the Clear Lake area.
My service is free to buyers. Why would you
want to do it any other way? Call or
email me with your needs.