It's a tough buyer's market in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area right now. It's definitely a seller's market, but what does that mean for local residents who are looking to sell their current house and get into a new place – whether you want to upgrade or downsize?
According to an article in the StarTribune, “The number of house listings in the metro area is at an all-time low. During March there were just 11,893 listings on the market, 21 percent fewer than a year ago. At the current sales pace, those listings would last 2.5 months.”
This means you may want to build in a contingency plan – the offer you put on your new house cannot be finalized unless your current house is sold. This also means you'll need some help guiding you through that process. Which is where I can help.
If you're thinking of changing your living situation, and you also need help selling your house, please contact me so I can help guide you through all the ins and outs.
Author:Leo Merman Phone: 651-253-9486 Dated: June 21st 2016 Views: 496 About Leo: ...
I am an Realtor(R) working with local Sellers & Buyers, and with clients in need of help with Relocation or Foreclosures. I'm highly skilled at promoting listings through our unique & proven marketing systems with online marketing, social media, internet tools, and good old fashioned door knocking / open houses, utilizing the full power of the MLS.
When it comes to selling or buying a home, I believe in being your personal agent, and guiding you through every step of the process. I don't believe the process should be hurried, but I also know that if we don't move quickly enough, we might miss our window of opportunity.
I place a lot of importance on taking the time to interview & pre-qualify my Buyers, so their lender and I can accurately determine their purchase power before we start looking online or step foot in the car. I am careful to coordinate home tours & showing appointments with efficiency, always keeping your time in mind. I insist on comparing your desired property with similar properties that have recently sold to determine its competitive market price (CMA)... all in an effort to stay in tune with fair market values and protect your money in the end. This provides assurance that the list price, offer price and APPRAISAL all are in line before allowing the client to determine their offer price.
I am a strong negotiator who accurately handles every detail of the transaction as your fierce representative and voice - preparing all offers and counters, agency contracts, disclosures, purchase agreements, addenda and reports. I guide my clients through the intimidating and sometimes scary home inspection period and work closely with escrow companies, lenders, home inspector and pest control to ensure all terms and conditions are met before closing dates because again, nobody likes upsetting surprises after they get the keys.
It's a tough buyer's market in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area right now
"Leo's attention to detail, along with his "can do" attitude, made every step of buying our home enjoyable. He practically held our hand through every step of the process, and was always available for our questions and concerns. I can't imagine working with another agent ever again!"