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With The London Ontario Real Estate Market Turning, So Are People

With the London Ontario real estate market turning, so are buyers & sellers. Buyers are flexing their power & sellers are pushing back.

When it was a seller’s market in London, buyers were saying sellers were greedy, which may be so in some cases. Yet, in my experience with my sellers who sold, we listed their homes at market prices, and ten to fifteen buyer offers later drove the price up, do you blame the seller?

In the current market, if a house or condo is priced at market, some buyers are merciless with their expectations and their perception of a home’s value. Some are thinking they can buy a home at 80-85% of the asking price and are amazed that the seller refuses! Duh!

Buyer to super buyer
Is it a plane, a rocket, a buyer, no, it is Super Buyer!

In two instances this week, I have had buyers looking at a $1,300,000 beautiful house, and their Realtor called me and said, hey, my buyer is qualified by the bank for $1 million; we can offer $950,000 because we need money for closing and moving costs. The other says, without seeing the home yet, if we would take $1,050,000! Really, oh and conditional on financing, a home inspection, a 120-day close and most likely a few other conditions like the sky must be blue when we move in, the neighbours have no pets, go to bed at 8:00 PM so we can party and they don’t bother us and blah, blah, blah! (I’ll jump right on it)

which way to turn
Which Way To Turn?

Will the market balance out? Yes, just as we went from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market, there will be fewer sellers in a few months, for they will wait just like some buyers waited; we will then see some balance, and then we will get back to a reasonable market.

The rise in interest rates is a good thing; it has tamed the market and hopefully prevented some potential buyers from foolishly getting into situations they cannot afford. As well, Realtors who thought they were the Kings and Queens of real estate because their listings sold in one day with multiple offers or their buyers would pay any price for a home is now finding out it takes skill, experience and work to help a buyer or seller in a transaction!

That means a Realtor can’t just plop a sign on a lawn, and the house sells; they will have to talk to other Realtors, learn how to talk to their seller about no offers after seven days, learn how to market and how to budget their money, for there will be less coming in!

Aaaah! The real world again!

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Ty Lacroix

"Not All Realtors Are The Same"! This website and content are for you and are designed and constantly upgraded with the latest real estate trends, how-tos, and what is for sale on MLS. Our primary focus is guiding home buyers and sellers to make good decisions. We believe selling real estate is a process, not an event or knee-jerk reaction; we sleep well at night and ensure our clients do as well! We are not for everybody, nor can we please everybody, nor do we tell people what they want to hear; I know that may be old-fashioned and boring, but we are dealing with hundreds of thousands of your hard-earned money. Would you rather be happy, excited and bored or unhappy, excited and make a poor choice? About Ty I am a Broker with Sutton Group Preferred Realty Inc., Brokerage and the team leader for The Envelope Real Estate Group, that's enough about me! You see, this is about you, you do not want to hear blah blah stuff about awards, designations, or that we walk older adults across the street (I used to help old ladies cross the street, but as I got older I did not want my wife to think I was flirting) the reincarnation of Mother Teresa, walk on water or anything else to impress you. We let the numbers speak for themselves; success leaves clues!

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