We’re in the last month of first quarter 2016 already, we’re anxiously awaiting the change of season, the Home & Garden Show is underway and everybody’s talking about the “Spring Housing Market.” – And if they’re not talking about it, those of us in the business should be! We are heading into the busiest (and most fun) time of year and before we know it, Realtors, Loan Officers and consumers will be trying to take care of business and take advantage of our amazing Minnesota summers. We’ve got time to get ready for the spring market and make sure we get the most out of it before it goes by too fast – like the warm, green months always do. What needs to be done now? For consumers, whether or not they own homes, the first two steps are easy:
1. Talk to a professional real estate agent. For January, CoreLogic reports that home values rose 1.3% from December to January and they’re up 6.9% year-over-year in January. Homeowners may decide it’s time to make a move of some sort they didn’t realize was possible and renters need to explore the markets where they’d eventually like to buy.
2. Talk to an experienced Loan Officer. Financing is often a process that takes planning and time – especially for first-time buyers. Homeowners should also get a mortgage review to check equity postion and make sure they have the best loan in the current conditions.
For industry professionals, let’s work together to reach the people who can truly benefit from home value and seasonal market acceleration. My team and I can connect you with partners in your area, those who have similar goals and specialties and help coordinate co-branded outreach to help as many people as we can. I always want to know how GCS is doing from the closing side, but I also want to know how you’re doing and to work together to create business. Spring is around the corner. Let’s heat up our efforts before everything thaws out!