When answering this question, we need to have a look at the specific days on market within the neighborhood you live. We also need to see where your home value is compared with the Sold “median prices”.
Everything is very specific, but most seasoned real estate agents can give you a “number” with regard to how long they think it will take for them to sell your Santa Clarita Home.
The first step is to obtain an offer on your home, condo or town-home. If your realtor of choice has been representing buyers, he or she will be able to tell you how “hot” your property is going to be. He or she will also be able to let you know how many buyers they have searching in your specific tract or neighborhood in the Santa Clarita Valley.
However, don’t get too excited when they tell you that they have “X” amount of buyers that are looking for your specific type of home. They might be bending the truth a bit. Especially, if they are meeting with you during the time you are interviewing Local Santa Clarita Real estate agents to sell your home.
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Also, if the agent you are interviewing is telling you they have a buyer for your home, and if that may be the only reason you are interviewing them in the first place, ask them this: “Mr. Mrs. Realtor, if you have a buyer, bring them by so I can meet them. If you are uncomfortable with that then have them write an offer and present it to me with a pre approval letter from a “well known” lender.” That will usually stop that “sales pitch” in it’s tracks.
There are some neighborhoods in the Santa Clarita Valley that are “HOT”, when properties are listed – they are within contract within a few days. However, there are some of the Santa Clarita neighborhoods that have properties that have been listed for sale sitting for months – some over a year – without any movement or offers.
A majority of the current market are Santa Clarita Short Sales. As a Short Sale Seller they are not responsible for the Realtor Fee’s to list, advertise, negotiate and sell their Short Sale Home. In the case of a Short Sale, the bank picks up the tab for both agents.
Also, as you want the most money possible for your home that you want sold, the Buyers want the best possible deal they can get when purchasing real estate.
Your chosen Santa Clarita Real Estate professional should be able to best advise you and remember, you are hiring them, it is you that should be doing the interviewing.