It's a Seller's Market, how to be ready as a Buyer.... / by Dan Case

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In Columbus, OH the home inventory remains low (6,010 active listings at the end of 2015/down 30.5%) which has caused a very competitive and challenging market for Buyers. One of our first clients of this year experienced losing out on a condo that had been on the market less than a week. We submitted a clean, full price offer and still missed out!

This kind of market can cause a number of challenges for prospective buyers. With sites like Zillow and Trulia being delayed (sometimes up to 3 days) with thier listing information you could easily miss out on the home of your dreams. So what's the quickest and most effective way to be on top of what's on the market? Let a Realtor® go to work for you. Being a member of the Columbus REALTORS gives me access to the MLS (Multiple Listings Service) which is the fastest most accurate way to know what is happening in the market. It has tools that allow me to set you up with daily emails to keep you up to speed with what's going on in the Central Ohio housing market. 

If you are seriously looking for a home let Jon and I help you navigate a market that is starting to heat up. Home inventory is going to be growing as the weather turns to Spring, be ready to find the home you have been dreaming about. We can have you prepared to be seeing homes and getting showings as soon as they hit the market. We can also help negotiate contracts that protect your interests while making solid offers that can't be ignored by Sellers. Don't realize a escalation clasue should have been used after the home you wanted is already in contract with another buyer. Let our team help you find "Home."