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Consumer Warning: When an Agent Says They Have a Buyer for Your Home

i may have a buyer letter

Several times a year (usually beginning in late winter or early Spring), we have homeowner clients contact us because they received an eye-catching letter in the mailing from a local real estate agent claiming, “I may have a buyer for your home” (even though their home is NOT even listed for sale).

CONSUMER WARNING: In most cases, “I Have a Buyer for Your Home” letters are poorly disguised solicitation letter from agents wanting to LIST YOUR HOME FOR SALE --- NOT because they have actual buyers for your home. Your best response is to call a trusted local Realtor, not reply to the solicitation letter....

Is This the Year to Sell My House?

Is This the Year to Sell My
House? | MyKCM

If one of the questions you're asking yourself is, Should I sell my house this year? consumer sentiment about selling today should boost your confidence in the right direction. Even with the current health crisis that continues to challenge our nation, Americans still feel good about selling a house. Here's why.

According to the latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index from Fannie Mae...

3 Must-Do's When Selling Your House This Year

3 Must-Do's When Selling Your
House This Year | MyKCM

It's exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of what's to come, we can still have deep sentimental attachments to the home we're leaving behind. Growing emotions can help or hinder a sale depending on how we manage them.

When it comes to the bottom line, homeowners need to know what it takes to avoid costly mistakes when it's time to move. Being mindful and prepared for the process can help you stay on the right track when selling your house this year.

1. Price Your Home Right

When ...

The Holidays Aren't Stopping Homebuyers This Year

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, yet finding the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family is certainly still top of mind for many right now. This year, there's another type of buyer that's very active this holiday season – the homebuyer.

Each month, ShowingTime releases their Showing Index which tracks the average number of appointments received on active U.S. house listings. The most recent index notes:

The Showing Index reported a 60.9 percent jump in nationwide showing traffic year over year in October, the sixth consecutive month to see an increase over last year.

Here's the breakdown of the latest activity by region of the country compared to this...

Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory?

Are Home Prices Headed Toward
Bubble Territory? | MyKCM

Talk of a housing bubble is beginning to crop up as home prices have appreciated at a rapid pace this year. This is understandable since the appreciation of residential real estate is well above historic annual averages. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), annual appreciation since 1991 has averaged 3.8%. Here are the latest 2020 appreciation numbers from three reliable sources:

5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer

5 Tips for Homebuyers Who
Want to Make a Competitive Offer | MyKCM

Today's real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of homes, it's more important than ever to know the ins and outs of making a confident and competitive offer. Here are five keys to success for this important stage in the homebuying process.

1. Listen...

Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season

Your House May Be High on the
Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season | MyKCM

Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let's unpack the top reasons why selling your house now, or keeping it on the market this season, is the best choice you can make. This year, buyers want to purchase homes for the holidays, and your house might be the perfect match.

Here are seven great reasons not to wait to sell your house this holiday season:

1. Buyers are active now. Mortgage rates are historically low, providing ...

Don't Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home

Don't Let Buyer Competition
Keep You from Purchasing a Home | MyKCM

This year's record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven't put their houses on the market so quickly. This makes finding a home to buy today challenging for many potential buyers. With an obstacle like this, those searching for their dream homes may be pressing pause on their searches as we approach the end of the year, but that could be a big mistake for many hopeful house hunters. Here's why.

According to the most recent Housing...

Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?

Is it Safe to Sell My House
Right Now? | MyKCM

In today's real estate market, the buzz is all about how it's a great time to sell your house. Buyer demand is high, and there simply aren't enough homes available to buy to meet that growing need. This means now is the time to make a move so you can close the deal on your ideal terms.

Even in today's strong sellers' market, there...

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