Mountain ViewSellersSellers Market December 15, 2021

JUST SOLD! Lynne MacFarlane Homes – 234 Jason Way Mountain View

Lynne MacFarlane Homes - JUST SOLD MOUNTAIN VIEW $330K over list price!!!

Congratulations To My Savvy Home Sellers!!

We were able to negotiate $336K+ over list with several strong multiple offers!

If you’re wanting to cash out that sweet equity and value you’ve gained over time like my smart sellers did,

make sure you give us a call.

I’d love to explain how we were able to get many interested, well-qualified buyers. It’s not just luck, it’s understanding each market & knowing specific areas. It’s also about home preparation and I would love to share with you our process.

The market is red hot! There’s low inventory and still favorable interest rates.  With the threat of inflation, people are looking where to park their money and home buyers are ready to step into a single family home or become first time home buyers.

Congratulations to my sellers again, they deserve an applause & a smooth retirement for moving quickly and taking our advice to achieve top dollar.

Let me know if you’re considering a move in 2022, we would love to help you every step of the way (from decluttering to negotiating with buyer agents) we are with you!

Questions on how to sell your how in today’s market? I’d love to help you!

Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES, SRS | Realtor

Mobile: (408) 800-1141 or (831) 346-2743

Email: lmacfarlane@intero.com

 

 

 

ArticlesReal EstateSellers Market April 4, 2019

5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!

Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other for the same home.

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed for a normal housing market. This means that, in most of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers.

Historically, the average number of years a homeowner stayed in his or her home was six, but that number has hovered between nine and ten years since 2011. Many homeowners have a pent-up desire to move, as they were unable to sell over the last few years due to a negative equity situation. As home values continue to appreciate, more and more homeowners are granted the freedom to move.

Many homeowners were reluctant to list their home over the last couple of years for fear that they would not find a home to move in to. That is all changing now as more homes come to market at the higher end. The choices buyers have will continue to increase. Don’t wait until additional inventory comes to market before you to decide to sell.

3. The Process Will Be Quicker

Today’s competitive environment has forced buyers to do all they can to stand out from the crowd, including getting pre-approved for their mortgage financing. Buyers know exactly what they can afford before home shopping. This makes the entire selling process much faster and simpler. According to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insights Report, the time to close a loan has dropped to 47 days.

4. There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move Up

If your next move will be into a premium or luxury home, now is the time to move up! The inventory of homes for sale at these higher price ranges has created a buyer’s market. This means that if you are planning on selling a starter or trade-up home, it will sell quickly, AND you’ll be able to find a premium home to call your own!

According to CoreLogic, prices are projected to appreciate by 4.6% over the next year. If you are moving to a higher-priced home, it will wind up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait.

5. It’s Time to Move on With Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and determine whether it is worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Is money more important than your health? Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should?

Only you know the answers to these questions. You have the power to take control of the situation by putting your home on the market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.

That is what is truly important.