Monday marked the official start to spring. Traditionally, this is the busy time in Westfield real estate. With the spring Westfield housing market ahead, you might want to ready yourself for some serious competition. Sellers are ready. But are you?
Prepare for Competition in the Spring Westfield Housing Market
For many Westfield Buyers, spring time means it’s time to buy. Competition is fierce in the spring Westfield housing market. You need to be ready to take action when you find the home you want. The Federal Reserve just issued a 1/4% bump in their benchmark rate last week. Usually, bank rates quickly begin to rise as well. Financial experts predict at least two more increases by year’s end. So, if you want to buy a Westfield home, now would be a good time.
First, you need to find a Westfield area REALTOR@ with extended experience in the specific communities in which you are interested. Talk to your friends, family and neighbors about who they have used in the past. Interview two or three of your top choices. Discuss what you are looking for in a home, the price range you are interested in and how they will communicate with you (email, text, in person, etc). It may take a few interviews to find the individual that fits well with your needs.
Next, get your funding in place. If you need to finance your next Westfield home, talk to the bank right away. This typically takes up the most time in a real estate transaction. The sooner you start, the better. It also allows you to lock in a mortgage rate today. That can be helpful if rates do go up in the next few months.
Finally, stay focused. Technology gives us many ways to become distracted. Pay attention to deadlines. A missed deadline can delay closure on your next property. Talk to your REALTOR@ any time you have a question. They are there to help you.
Bike MS NYC – Team Guys & Dolls Wants You!
Don’t forget: Team Guys & Dolls is looking for a few good men, women, boys and girls to join us at the Bike MS NYC event this October. You must be 12 years old or older to participate. Currently, it only costs $35 per rider to register. However, the closer we get to the October 22nd ride day, the more it will cost. Commit now and you’ll have plenty of time to prepare before the big day. To sign up, please visit our official Team Guys & Dolls Bike MS web page here. I look forward to riding with you.
Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Realty – East, NJ Luxury Homes