It’s not all doom and gloom
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2007
With so much negative publicity and coverage on the current housing market, most buyers and sellers would think that the entire real estate sector is in the doldrums. Such is not the case according to Realtor Connie De Groot (http://www.ConnieDeGroot.com) with the prestigious Real Estate agency Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills, the firm’s number one office in the world. In fact, Ms. De Groot states that a number of stellar opportunities exist for qualified buyers.
“It’s not all doom and gloom,” states Ms. De Groot, distinguished for being within the top two percentile of all Coldwell Banker agents internationally. “The truth is that most buyers did not get sub-prime loans and most areas are not flooded with foreclosures. Let's not make the problem worst by over generalizing. Get the facts before underselling your home or before saying 'no' to your dream home and start by calling your Realtor."
Below, Ms. De Groot offers STRAIGHT TALK on the current real estate situation and reveals the SECRETS all buyers and sellers should know.
1. Sellers have become concerned, even scared, by the drastic change in the market. If you wait to buy, those feelings may subside since people do adjust to change. Some sellers may eventually take a stronger stand after the dust settles as they realize that their local market was not affected. This is a real possibility in some of the most popular locations across the nation.
2. Sellers are now WILLING, even offering, to make serious efforts to please an interested buyer. Requests for re-painting, offering perks such as personal property (furniture, plasma TV’s, stereo systems, potted plants), even gym and country club memberships, could and should all be considered to make the deal.
3. Loans are absolutely available for those that can afford to purchase so if that is you, there are still great rates as compared to historical standards.
4. National Home Builders buy materials in large quantities and, often times, can and will pass along those savings to consumers if asked. The addition of a pool, game room, etc. would typically cost a buyer considerably MORE time, money and up-front costs but with the savings afforded by the National Home Builders, this investment is certainly worth taking advantage of.
To hear more STRAIGHT TALK and/or arrange for Connie De Groot to provide additional commentary on the real estate industry and the concerns of buyers and sellers, please contact:
Liam Collopy, Vice President, LCO PR, 310-300-0950 x232 / Lcollopy @ LCOonline.com
About Connie De Groot
Connie De Groot is a Realtor with the prestigious real estate agency Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills, the firm’s number one office in the world. Connie’s expertise, drive and commitment to her craft and customers have earned her the distinction of being within the top two percentile of all Coldwell Banker agents internationally. Connie is also the star of the Fine Living Television Network program Real Estate Confidential and is frequently called upon by the national media for expert commentary and advice on trends and news in the real estate market.
Dubbed the ‘People’s Realtor’ for her staunch support of individual buyers and sellers, Connie is a fierce advocate for educating homeowners on the intricacies of the market, what they can and should expect from their Realtor and how homeowners can best position their home for sale at the maximum price in the most expeditious manner.
Connie De Groot is the new face of real estate in the 21st Century: a Realtor on the side of the people.
For additional information on Connie De Groot please visit her online at http://www.ConnieDeGroot.com.
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