Seattle’s real estate peak season market typically begins the week after mid-winter school break
If you’re one of the many buyers out there looking at the dismal 1-2 homes that come on the market in your price range each week, you may be in for some good news. Sellers who have been preparing their homes for sale since January are finally just beginning to put their homes up for sale. Next week will kick off our market’s peak season with seasonally more homes for sale (now through June) than any other time of year. There will be more competition too as buyers come out of the woodwork to circle around the most desirable homes.
This week would be a great time to get your ducks in a row. Get your loan pre-approval or underwriting squared away. Get your inspector short-list lined up. Re-review your must-have and nice-to-have home feature lists. Make sure your broker is at-the-ready and available. Write a buyer bio about yourself and why you would be a great buyer for any seller’s home. Get clarity about where you want to live and zero in on that neighborhood. Consider walking/driving through your A-list neighborhoods weekly. You’ll notice which homes are getting an exterior spruce-up—possibly indicating they might be coming up for sale. Lastly, let family, friends, co-workers, and anyone who will listen know that you are looking for a home. You never know who will know someone who will be selling. The more homes you have to consider, the better your odds of finding the one that is just right for you.
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