Century 21 AAA North Real Estate Blog

Written by Sean Zelda
Web Content Specialist
CENTURY 21 AAA North

It’s been almost 10 years since the greatest recession since the turn of the new millennium left our nation in the wake of the most tremendous housing crash of modern times. But we’ve come a long way since then; in fact, it might be safe to say that the wreckage of that devastating collapse is squarely in the rear-view mirror. Some are even saying the market has done a complete 180.

Whatever words you use to describe the state of the nation then and now, one thing is clear – markets have bounced back in a big way, and confidence is through the roof. Homes are selling at record prices, and buyers are chomping at the bit to get a piece of the action, putting sellers in a very

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Happy Holidays from CENTURY 21 AAA North!

We love this time of year. Tinsel, Christmas trees, mistletoe... turkeys, figs and pumpkin pie, does it get any better? We’re not sure it does… but what if it could? What if you were able to sell the house during the holidays? You might be thinking, “That would be nothing short of miserable between school vacations, visits from family, and seasonal celebrations!” But if I told you I had concrete reasons you could really benefit from selling your house this holiday season, what would you say? Surely you’d ask me how.

Because most home sellers wait out the season until the New Year, you could be put at a huge advantage by selling. Not only that, but if buyers are scheduling showings during all

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It’s 2017, and the real estate business is in a unique place, a very different place than it was in even just five years ago. Currently, the market is one of low housing inventory and high buyer demand (lots of buyers fighting it out for fewer ‘for sale’ homes). Long story short, it's a hot seller’s market. So what does this mean for buyers? Here are some rules to live by if you’re looking to buy.

1. Get pre-approved

This is a big one – it shows how the market has changed over time. The days when you could just waltz into an open house and make an offer are fleeting. In today’s seller’s market, to be taken seriously, you must have a pre-approval. Your offer without one, while entirely sincere, simply won’t work in this competitive
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Today’s buyers and sellers agree – hiring a Realtor® is the way to go if you’re looking to buy or sell a home. Buyers agents help buyers find the home of their dreams and sellers agents help sellers get top dollar for their home and sell it in a timely manner. 92% of buyers and 89% of sellers used a real estate agent in 2016.* Here are the reasons why:


Fiduciary responsibility – to you, yourself, and YOU

If you decide to use a Realtor®, their fiduciary responsibility is to you, yourself, and YOU. That means they’re in your corner no matter what, guiding you through the whole process. I mean, who doesn’t want a trained, licensed expert with your best interest in mind guiding you through the complicated process of buying or

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