Monday, August 23, 2010

How to be a successful buyer or seller in 2010 (or whenever you buy or sell!)

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” – Nathaniel Brandon

The real estate market in Brevard County, Florida – as well as most other places – has been in a decline for several years.

Decline if you are a seller, that is.

When someone decides to sell their house or condo, the first step is usually to call a local real estate agent in to talk about marketing their property and the “price they will get.”  It is this selling price that is very often much lower than the seller’s preconceived opinion.  This is the awareness part of the equation.

When some decides to buy a house or condo in a place like Viera or Suntree, the first thing they usually do is look on the Internet – for their real estate agent.   After exchanging emails or phone calls they explain what they are looking for in a house or condo.  And then, in many cases, their real estate agent has to apprise them of what is really available in their price range.  This is the awareness part of the equation. 

For either party, buyer or seller, to achieve success in their endeavor, they must accept the reality of the real estate market.  At this point, success is achievable. 

I have worked with many who have had to be to be dragged into the real market while others accepted the change in perspective.

In 2010, and for several years to come, buyers and sellers will need to adjust their preconceived notions about the real estate market! 

Gary L. Waters PLLC, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida serving Florida's Space Coast including the cities and communities of Melbourne, Viera, Rockledge, Suntree, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and the surrounding region.