The 2013 Boulder Real Estate sales analysis has began!
As the new year approached, I took some time to analyse my business. The good, the bad and the ugly. What I learnt, what I enjoyed most, what needs improvement and how I can offer more to my clients, are some of the things that I looked at.
Then I set about implementing new systems, tweaking old ones and opening my mind to the improvements that my clients and myself might appreciate… And deserve. In short, I analysed my business in order to make more informed decisions and more intelligent decisions about it’s future. After all, how I run my business has a huge (understatement) financial impact on my life. How I run my business also affects my quality of life.
In the same way, a (potential) Seller or Buyer should be reviewing the 2013 Boulder real estate sales data and learning the new market of 2014. Buyer and Seller real estate decisions also have huge financial implications. A 2013 Boulder real estate sales analysis will help with these financial decisions, but please never forget that it is a rare real estate decision that is purely an analytical one. Buyer and Seller motivations are often emotional too – at the end of the day one has to be “happy” with what they got. Feeling happy, safe, “at home” or any number of other things is very important and impossible to quantify.
I have the data and the tools and am here to help you with a 2013 Boulder real estate sales analysis.
There is much to discover, but lets start out with some general data about 2013 Boulder real estate sales. Following this, expect a little more detail about price points etc… And of course the areas outside of Boulder will be covered too!
These charts contain no surprises. 2013 Boulder real estate sales followed the same pattern as pretty much every other year… And, you might note, the same as the Gold Run subdivision chart I posted last week.
The winter months are slow, the market heats up in spring with more daylight, spring greenery making everything look more appealing, buyers with more time and less of the holiday obligations/distractions that consume us all. Sellers have the extra brain space and time to make the home appealing and as such inventory rises… Giving Buyers the options that they have been waiting for. Both the Buyer and Seller appreciate the sunny summer months in which to perform home inspections, move household goods and start kids off in new schools at the beginning of a new school year.
What can you learn from this simple 2013 Boulder real estate sales analysis – monthly sales data?
Sellers: Now is the time to get organized, get the property ready, get the family prepared. You want to give yourself the most possible time during the peak season to secure a great buyer at the best price. By placing your home on the market in February, March or April you are likely to close the transaction in March, April, May or June. In the event that something goes wrong and your Contract to Buy is terminated, you still have time to secure another buyer or even competing buyers because we are still in peak selling season in Boulder. Closing typically takes place about 35-60 days from the time we get an acceptable contract to buy.
Call me to chat about first steps, next steps or simply to set an appointment at your home. Together we can get your property ready. Staged and/or repaired as needed. Priced right. Marketing plan negotiating strategies ready. And when the time is perfect, without any stress or feeling pressured and rushed, your property will hit the market with a bang!
Buyers: Are you in touch with the current market? 2013 Boulder real estate sales will help, but it helps to be out there now, learning the inventory, if only for comparison purposes. Are you receiving listing alerts by email for properties that match your search criteria? Are you pre-qualified to buy? Do you know what your comfort range is? (Hint: It might be well beneath your pre-qualification range.) Would you like help choosing a lender? Just not sure of where to start?
You are not alone. There are several things we can do to get you ready to make an offer. Now is the time to begin the process, so when “the one” hits the market, you will be ready to make an offer. You will be comfortable and secure in your offer price, competitive with your offer to buy and the process will seem natural and stress-less. If 2014 is anything like 2013, being prepared and being first through the door with an offer may make all the difference in the world. 🙂