Barrie sales HOT in February

March 16, 2012

For Sale Friday

If you are thinking about selling your home in Barrie or the surrounding area later this Spring or in the Summer, don’t wait! Now is the time to sell. Buyers are seriously looking, and inventory is very low. As we get into May and June, inventory will be up again and it will turn into a buyers’ – or at least a more balanced – market. Take advantage of your sellers’ market in March and probably April.

We saw 223 home sales in February compared to only 179 at that time last year. Buyers are eager!

You’re also getting the most money right now for your homes. In February, the average sales prices for a home in Barrie was $290,231 getting 97.9% of their asking prices, whereas in February 2011 it was only $264,553.

For example, I put a house on the market a couple of weeks ago and it sold the day after the sign went up…and the sellers got exactly what they wanted.

I know statistics can be boring. Hopefully I’m getting my point across here! Numbers talk! You may think “I’m not ready yet, I still need a month to unclutter” or “I wanted to paint the kitchen” or “there’s just so much work to do before I can put my house on the market!”. Your Realtor can help you make some decisions. We have the expertise to give you proper advice; you may be surprised at how little you actually have to do in your home. Often just a good deep clean will make all the difference.

Either way, if you’re thinking about selling this year, call your favourite Realtor to ask their opinion. As I said, the numbers don’t lie. Make the smart decision, and act now!

Good luck!

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About Laura

Laura Keller of Century 21 B.J. Roth Realty is a real estate agent with a business philosophy of nurturing relationships with her clients. She will walk you through the process of buying, selling, or investing step-by-step so there are no surprises at the end of your transaction.

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One Response to “Barrie sales HOT in February”

  1. Tim L. Walker Says:

    Totally! Several houses on my street have gone up for sale, and have been sold within days over the past couple of weeks!


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