How to Stay in the Market
If you're at all like me, you want to have a lot of information before making a decision. There are a lot of people 'sitting on the fence' through this market to figure out what they want to do.
It is OK to be on the fence... but you should also stay in the market.
There is nothing wrong with being unsure whether you're ready to buy/sell/invest, but it doesn't cost you anything to stay up to date on the market.
That doesn't mean you need to go look at properties every weekend, or prepare your home for sale.
It means that you should keep watching the market, stay on your saved search on SoCalHomesForSale.com... Look at your Market Update to see which of your neighbors are selling... and so on.
There are a lot of things you can do to keep yourself in the loop. This way, when you are ready, you will be in a much better position to make that move. Whether that be in two weeks or in two years, when that time comes, you'll be happy you did.
Another way to stay updated is join our newsletter at OCMarketUpdates.com. Our newsletter is also a great tool to keep you up to speed. A few weeks ago, we put out our Monthly Market Update, which gave an overview of what we're seeing in the market right now.
Also, make sure to share this with a friend who may also want to stay updated on what's going on in the market.
One of the major benefits for home buyers to stay "in the market" is that you can continue to narrow down your search. We've found that most buyers start their search too narrow, struggling to find anything. At the last moment, they open up their search and then find something they like. Do yourself a favor and start with a wide search, do some window shopping and then narrow.
Homeowners who are looking to move. There are several different things you can do. I'm talking specifically to those that are looking to buy and sell. First, take the advice above to start wide and narrow for your house hunt. Second, get your agent involved way ahead of time to get any preparations done for the sale ahead of time. Last, and most important, check out the Buy Before you Sell program.
Over everyone, if you're looking to take advantage of this market, you have to be in it. Whether you're looking to add a rental property (or several) or flip/develop, right now is when you be looking at all options.
Summary, regardless of when you're thinking about your next move, it's always smart to stay updated on the market.
Send us your specific questions, we'll be happy to answer them.
PS - Go to SoCalHomesForSale.com to set up your saved search.
PPS - When you have a saved search, we're able to send you off-market properties. Make sure we know what to send you.