Are you crazy... we have too much going on with the holidays and such to put our house on the market, plus who would be out shopping for homes anyways..? Yes.. we often hear this sentiment when we are speaking to clients who know they want to sell soon but can't imagine it would be beneficial at this time of year.
But in reality, late fall/winter is a perfect time to sell your Portola Hills home. Check out our report on 5 reasons why listing your right now may actually be the best option for you.
The buyer pool is South Orange County continues to remain high and out pace supply. These buyers are ready, willing and able to buy.. and are in the market right now!
2. There Is Less Competition:
Housing supply is still under the historical number of 6 months supply, currently less then 3 in Orange County, which means there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in the market. This is good news for home prices. However, additional inventory is about to come to the market. Homeowners that were unable to sell over the last few years because of negative equity situations are now seeing a return to positive equity as real estate values have increased over the last two years. As well, we can see new construction of single family homes in Portola Hills is beginning to increase. The choices buyers have will continue to increase in 2016, so don't wait until additional inventory of homes comes to the market before you sell.
3. The Process Will Be Quicker:
With the end of the year, the buyers who are looking are serious buyers. You won't be wasting time on the market as buyers want to be in their new home either before the holidays or end of the year to take advantage of tax benefits.
4. There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move Up:
If you are moving up to a larger, more expensive home, consider doing it now. Prices are projected to appreciate by over 19% from now to 2018. If you are moving to a higher priced home, it will wind-up costing you more money, both in down payment and mortgage payment, if you wait. You can also lock-in your 30 year housing expense with an interest rate in the lows 4's right now. Rates are projected to be over 5% by the time next year.
5. It's Time to Move On with Your Life:
Have you been waiting to sell? Look at the reason you are thinking of selling in the first place and determine whether it is worth waiting. 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!!
If you are wondering if now is the time to list your Portola Hills home, don't hesitate to give us a call so we can review in depth with you the current market and determine a marketing strategy that brings you top dollar for your home!
Kelly's positive spirit, sound business and marketing skills, and experience negotiating multi-million dollar contracts all combine to make her one of the premier real estate professional in the communities of Portola Hills, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Trabuco Canyon and throughout the Saddleback Valley.
She takes a big-picture approach to make sure all of your goals, both short and long-term, are part of a larger plan that's guiding you towards success. Call Kelly to schedule a free consultation on how she can help you achieve your objectives. Whatever your Real Estate Dream is, with Kelly Turbeville at your side, It's Possible!
The above information is provided for information purposes only, deemed reliable but not guaranteed.