How to stay warm in a cooling market: Chris Clark Style.
On the Palouse, we are definitely starting our cooling market. What does that mean? Take a brief look outside: our nice sunny weather has this week given way to that familiar chill. We are all familiar with our winter weather in the Pacific Northwest. We all tend to burrow in as the weather progressively freezes us, and there is a tendency for home sales to slow down. Most agents will take off extra time during the colder months, but not Chris Clark. Here are a few of the ways we keep our market hot!
- Life never takes a break. This is exceptionally true in real estate. Summer is everyone’s “favorite” time to buy, however life doesn’t just occur in the summer! Its impossible to know if you will get that job promotion, lifestyle change, or needing extra space (winter babies anyone) that will create a housing change. By being a year round Realtor I make sure to take care of clients when life has a change. Yes, I will brave the cold weather to find your new home in the winter!
- Home prices decrease in the winter. Historically (because open houses in 20 degrees are no fun) housing prices tend to fall in the winter months. There are many factors that affect home price changes, but if your looking to get the best “deal.” That will only occur in the winter months! Keep in mind this doesn’t typically occur with investment properties because finding renters is much more difficult in the winter. The additional savings off the home price might not save you money considering the additional time to place a tenant. When looking to save money in the winter, I will work with you directly and ensure it is a truly great deal.
- Non Home real estate stays steady. One of the more interesting aspects of real estate is how many different property types exist. We don’t just sell homes, we also sell house lots, property, commercial buildings, etc. There are many different types of zoned real estate sales. During the winter months, the investors come out of the woodwork (no one is scared of the cold when making money) to snatch up the unique properties available. Unlike the housing market, there isn’t typically a steep decline in these types of sales, but investors are trying to purchase towards their cash advantage. This year end tax push tends to sell some of our obscure properties, and helps bolster the otherwise slower numbers.
While the tinge of cold scars most agents, Chris Clark is not on the list! When you work with Chris, there isn’t a “best” time to sell because we price homes effectively year round. If you are looking for Pullman’s best Realtor to help you buy or sell your home, give him a call now!