Jan 2, 2012

2012 New Year

January 2, 2012: well we are still here and see signs of improvement cash buyers, investors, new construction, rentals etc. rates are still unbeleivably low not sure how long that can remain that way. And the distressed properties are finding their way to investors and selling at a decent pace. It is still troubling that some "experts" are telling people you cant offer list price- when the better agents have already taken into account the drop in prices and time frames, the comparables have to be taken into account because in some cases we are seeing artificial drops due to sentiment of no matter what the list is go less... and we still have to work on appraisals there needs to be some continuity... there used to be a guidleline for appraisers for value of certain items i.e. brick, extra garages, level of finish, etc. but all in all we look forward to a great 2012