Buying or Selling a Challenging Home?
The inventory of available homes is ticking up slightly across the metro area, but still very low by historical standards.
With low inventory, buyers often need to compromise on features, location or price. Rarely is a home "flawless". All have weak spots, and some are glaring. Many issues like a tight kitchen can be changed, but you can't do much about others like a steep driveway or low ceilings. Whether a flaw is fixable or not, buyers need confidence they're not overpaying.
Selling is tricky too, even with low inventory. Buyers are more astute today than ever before. Sellers must price properly or they only risk making the neighbor's listing look like the better deal.
You needn't be discouraged about selling, nor about buying a home with a weak spot. A good Realtor® will educate you about your market segment, the best comparable sales and exactly how yours compares to each one. Sitting down to review each comparable home's particulars, stats, history, and photos takes time and attention, but the upside is more confidence in your decisions buying or selling.
In any market, certain home features are more or less desirable, and some are a big deal…but none have to stop you from buying or selling at the right price. If you're considering buying or selling, treat yourself to the best advice you can get. Call me today for a free initial consultation.
Hasson Company Realtors
15400 SW Boones Ferry Road
Lake Oswego 97035