In the last month we have been hearing about a lot of movement in the housing industry.
Yesterday alone I had 3 people tell me their homes sold at asking or over with multiple offers. Two of the 3 said they sold their homes in 1 week.
One woman who has been looking for a home for 4 months said that it’s a whole different world than it was 4 months ago. In the past 8 weeks she lost out on 2 homes because she was outbid. She finally got her new home but it was just above asking price.
This is great news. Okay not that they had to pay over asking but that housing values are going up and that money is moving and shaking again. I realize that in my neck of the country things like this happen sooner but if it’s happening here it will begin to move about and that is such a positive indicator.
I personally believe that people during a down market do tend do to the things they need to do to sell their homes. And doing those things will automatically make it sell faster. When in a hot market they don’t stage or do the things necessary because they just assume they don’t need to. But I don’t care if it’s a hot or cold market you should always organize, clean and stage your home to sell. You wouldn’t sell your car when it’s filthy or littered with MacDonald’s bags, assorted strewn litter, maps and sippy cups etc. So why do you think you should sell your home that way?.....and so many people do! Never could figure out that logic.
On another positive note I read online on NPR today that the site Careerbuilder.com, (the job site) said their survey found that 53% of employers expect to hire full time employees. They also stated that 4 in 10 plan to hire contract, temporary, or project workers. C’mon 53% is pretty damn good coming out of this recession. You may not need a new job but sadly there are a million or so who do! That not only helps my business it helps all of our businesses.
Now I haven’t heard a lick of this on the news. I suppose that isn’t good to know.
Who wants to put the public at ease?
Maybe the logic is because in the steel and rust belt things are still depressed. But wouldn’t this give them hope? I have also noticed that on our local news the Cash for Clunkers was a HUGE success. Dealership owners were always on TV talking about how great it was for their bottom line, albeit their horrific load of paperwork for the government and waiting on their cash. Point being it brought the people in the door and they sold inventory and they were very happy!!
The other good news is that there HE was on the front page of the Life Section of the USAToday. Hmmmm………
It’s made my day so much better……I only see the positive here.....only see the positive.