Ciment Team Newsletter February 2013

This is a Good Time to List for Sale!

You have not seen the above headline from me for over 5 Years! But, I am finally really experiencing an improved market in Silver Spring. I know you have heard that real estate is doing well inside the District and in some of the upper-scale areas like Bethesda and Chevy Chase. But, it has finally started to be felt in my marketing areas of Silver Spring and N. Bethesda.  The strengthening Seller’s Market is a result of several factors:

  • Low inventory of homes for sale
  • Historically low interest rates, and
  • Pent-up demand by buyers who have been fence-sitting.

Sell in the Spring Market for Best Results!

I strongly suggest that if you are going to sell in the near future, that you accelerate your efforts to ride the Seasonal Spring Market. Most Sellers achieve better return by selling early in Spring. Just look at Figure 5 on Page 1 that tracks Montgomery County Closed Prices and you see a seasonal high around June and then prices tail off. This year the prices started to recover after the summer and we have stronger than usual demand.

I Need Listings!  Most of Mine have Sold!

This brings me to my bottom line message. I am telling my owners who ask, to get their houses ready for sale by early February. I think this market is ready to take-off and I am eager to get more listings to offer the many buyers that are out there.  Please call today to set up a Listing Appointment for My Free Market Analysis

More Featured Sales Slots on Realtor.Com

No other agent can offer the Internet exposure that I provide for my Silver Spring listings. I own more Silver Spring Featured Listing slots on than any other agent or company. Most of today’s buyers start their home search on the Internet, and when they look at one of the premier real estate portals, Realtor.Com, my listings are at the top of each search page. This web traffic helps me attract buyers to sell all my homes!

Now Offering Digital Contract Signings

I know this isn’t for everyone but, Long & Foster is now providing an authenticated online contract signing system that the Ciment Team will be offering to those who wish to avail themselves of this quick, convenient and secure way of concluding contract negotiations. All you need is Internet access and the rest is actually fairly easy to understand and use. This system is particularly helpful for multiple owners who live away from the area. It is also so efficient and well-organized that even local owners, agents and sellers will welcome the convenience and the organization that digital signing and filing provides.

Quickest Most Reliable Subdivision Search My web site offers a reliable way of searching the Multiple Listings using subdivision names. Most MLS services, even those of the big companies don’t have this as a reliable service. Try our new search engine and save searches, allowing you to quickly update your interest in properties in specific subdivisions.

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Barbara Ciment, Realtor