In real estate, I often wish I had a crystal ball. It would make it so much easier for myself and everyone of my clients. I could just look into it, glance up and say, “List your condo on March 2, 2015 at 1:45pm and a Buyer will find in 10 minutes later and it will be sold in 21 days.”
But, that is not the reality of real estate, is it? I have to rely on hard work, good marketing and my knowledge of what is happening in the market. Those things, combined with you being ready to place your condo on the market at a price that makes market sense, will bring that Buyer to our door.
When Should I Sell My Atlanta Condo?
But, the Buyer has to FIND something to buy! And inventory is at an all-time low! In Midtown Atlanta for example, all the construction cranes you currently see are for rental apartments, NOT for new condominiums! Yes, there is a chance they might convert in the future to For Sale homes, but if construction is underway, they most likely do not have the type of financing that will allow for a conversion right away. (NOTE: One new building, Seventh Midtown at Peachtree and 7th Streets is new construction condominiums…..prices start at $739,000 for a 2-bedroom home)
So, here are two graphs that clearly indicate the problem….
So, the Buyer’s are out there….and they are looking. But what do they have to look AT?
While these are national stats from the National Association of REALTORS, they still reign true in Atlanta condos! Many buildings that I work with, have as little as 1 or two homes For Sale, and there are some that have nothing listed for sale! Nothing!
If you are “on the fence” as to whether this is the time to sell, let’s talk. Sure, there are other factors we have to consider if you are going to sell your home! When did you buy? What did you pay? What are homes selling for now in your building? The answers to some of these questions might truly say it is NOT the time for you to sell.
But having a conversation and talking about all these factors is the only real way to know what is right for you.
My phone is right here next to me.