One of my customers called me today and said that it was in the 70º's in Michigan. Easter is just around the corner. This can only mean one thing. Soon our "snowbirds" will be flying or driving back north. To sellers it means that there will soon be fewer potential buyers for their homes here in Zephyrhills, Pasco County, and Florida. I have just sold 3 vacation homes and have contracts for 3 more that will sell in less than 2 weeks.
Sellers are being much more generous during negotiations since they realize that time is running short and they do not want to have a home sitting until next year. They know that as a home waits, owners must continue to pay utilities, homeowner association fees, property taxes, and insurance premiums. Vacant homes are also more vulnerable to vandalism and thieves. Together these can add up to more than a price reduction. If your home is over-priced and no one is coming to tour it so that offers can be made, now may be the time to act swiftly to make your home's price more competitive. As you drive around, more and more signs have a "reduced" rider sitting under them. If you do not do it, you can bet your neighbor will.
If your home has a good price, but is still not getting any offers from the buyers who tour it, you may want to get it looking better. If people like the advertised price and find the other written data attractive, they will likely arrange a tour. However, if what they see during their visit is less than appealing, then an offer will not be forthcoming.
So get a move on and discuss the price and the home's condition with your listing agent. Winter is almost over, so bag yourself a snowbird while they are still roosting here.
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