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Northern Nevada Real Estate … Live For Today!

Northern Nevada Real Estate … Live For Today!

Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine RE/MAX Realty AffiliatesNorthern Nevada Real Estate … Live For Today  Northern Nevada Real Estate has changed dramatically in the past few years.  The words “Short Sale” and “Bank Owned” are now Short sales and Cash Buyers  Lisa Wetzel Jim Valentine REMAX Realty Affiliateswell known to the general public, but it wasn’t long ago when they were known to only a very few niche market real estate practitioners. Pricing is now at a low level that we never thought would be seen again after experiencing the high levels of yesteryear that induced so much investment giddiness.

Sellers yearning for 2005 pricing and Buyers trying to time the market are the norm today.  It is interesting to watch how each approaches the market.  Sellers often recognize the opportunities they have in replacing their property when they move.  Their perceived loss isn’t so hard to take when they realize what they can buy where they are going to enjoy their new job, kids/grandkids, climate, etc.   There is no need to wait for a price recovery for as this market rises so will the market they are moving to.   Why put your life on hold? 

Buyers today have the real estate opportunity equivalent to that of a 2005 Seller.  Prices are incredibly low, interest rates are lower than they have ever been, and Sellers are willing to sell.  Those ingredients make it seemingly the perfect time to be a Buyer.  The purchases you make today will be talked about as are the sales and non-sales of 2005.  Some acted, others hesitated.  How will you talk about your market experience in 2012 in the year 2019?

Whether buying or selling, it is important to buy what you want for you.  Don’t worry about what was, what is, or what may be.  Consider what the sale or purchase will do for you, and make your decision accordingly.  If you wait you won’t get moved, debt relief, the bigger house at a great price, the great price in today’s market, the joy and benefits of home ownership, etc.  When you truly understand your personal objectives of home ownership the decision will be easy and the rewards plenty today. 

What happens during a given real estate market is due to the circumstances of that market, the many tangible and intangible influences that affect pricing and vitality.  When they are removed the thing people most remember is price, but it is important to remember the contributing factors that impacted the pricing at the time.  When you look at a market be sure to look at it in the context of its time.  That is what you will be doing for your personal real estate decisions, and it is important to understand why other people did what they did when they did it.  This is an important perspective aid when assessing current sales or listings.  What motivated the Buyer or Seller?  Was there a need, or a specific detail of the transaction that contributed to the decision process of the Buyer or Seller?  Appraisers look for this on a regular basis to determine motivation.  You should too.

Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine RE/MAX Realty AffiliatesOur Advice:  What a ride it has been, from the highs of 2005 to our present market.  While Sellers lament for the 2005 values, Buyers will soon lament for the opportunities of 2012!  Find the property you want, determine what it means to you to have it, and make your offer accordingly.  Whatever you do, it is important that you act instead of watch.  Real estate is not a spectator sport.  Get off the sideline and into the game!  You’ll like the results with a good coach, your real estate Agent. 

These are the good ole days!  You are creating your memories right now.  We hope your memories are those of success, both Buyers and Sellers.  When it comes to choosing professionals to assist you with your real estate needs … Experience is Priceless!  Lisa Wetzel & Jim Valentine, CDPE, SFR, RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, 775-781-5472.

When it comes to choosing professionals to assist you with your real estate needs ... Experience is Priceless! Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine, CDPE, SFR, RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, 775-781-5472,

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Comment balloon 0 commentsLisa Wetzel • May 05 2012 08:37AM