We proposed the question in Part 1 if all the home buying and home selling shows on TV these days show the realistic process of real estate in our Midwest market? Some may, but to be truthful, most of these shows are unrealistic. Noone looks at 3 homes and says, “This is the one!” The average homebuyer looks at an average of 10 to 45 homes before making a decision. So as you watch HGTV and DIY take note that home buying is a tedious process in which you need the right agent for you that fits and listens to your needs and the right loan officer who helps you know the price range in which you are actually able to buy in.
On the flip side, “Extreme Open House” sends an unrealistic message as well. Sometimes it all depends on the location, price range and condition of the home. Our market is all over the place these days. A house maybe perfectly priced and can sell in one week because the right buyer was there or it may take over a year to sell a house. The average price of a home right now according to the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors is in the $160,000 range. So is going “extreme” for your next open house going to bring in the right buyer? Probably not. Some people bake cookies for the great smells for the home, and people walk around longer while eating, some take down all personal pictures and repaint or decorate. While this is all and good what people are truly looking for in a home is price, square footage, FLOOR PLAN, storage space, updating, location and yard.
To close this blog, my word of advice to the home buyer and seller is: find the agent that best meets your needs, stay focused and most of all don’t believe all you see on TV.
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