Mobile Eastern Shore Real Estate For Sale: 129 Sandy Shoal Loop

Mobile Eastern Shore Real Estate For Sale:

129 Sandy Shoal Loop, Fairhope AL 36532

MLS# 150064

Golf Course living at its finest in sought after Rock Creek. Home features open floor plan with wood floors throughout the living area, split bedroom, screen porch, granite counter tops, SS appliances, fenced back yard and bonus room.  This home is a must show.

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How To Sell Your Eastern Shore & Mobile AL Real Estate – In a Hurry!

If you have been trying to sell your Eastern Shore and Mobile AL real estate recently, you probably have realized that this is not the ideal time to try to sell a house.  With a struggling economy and negative media surrounding the housing market, homes are staying on the market for longer and longer as fewer buyers are making offers on them.  So – what do you do if you find yourself in a situation that requires you to sell your home in a hurry?  The Wall Street Journal offers the following tips that I hope you’ll find helpful:

Even in the better housing areas, it’s taking a long time to sell houses; so, don’t try to sit out the market. That’s what hundreds of other timid sellers are doing, each of them hoping — somehow, some way — that hanging on the sidelines will improve prices and, ultimately improve the chances of a successful sale. It won’t. If you want your place sold, the best way to make sure that happens is to put it up for sale.

Buyers are taking your house out on a date. It has to make a good impression. You don’t have to (and shouldn’t!) spend a lot of money, but ensure everything is in good working order.  As you get closer to the date that the house is actually on the market, start moving out by decluttering – buyers don’t want to see a house filled to the rafters with other people’s things.

Don’t fight the market by trying to price your house at bubble-era levels or by factoring in all those improvements you made.  In today’s market, your best bet is to set a realistic, salable price on day one. Don’t let the house hang around on the market as you gradually lower the price. Forget what you think the house should be worth or what it was worth three years ago. That’s not what it’s worth today.

Get the best listing agent you can find.  When everything was selling before it even hit the market, of course, you didn’t need the best.  Sellers of higher-end properties may be able to negotiate a lower commission percentage, but this is no time to quibble over a couple of percentage points. Also, offer the agent a big bonus if he or she sells the house in 30 days or at your asking price. Offer other agents bonuses if they bring in the ultimate buyer.

The agent should pay the usual marketing costs, but you should be prepared to pony up for extras, especially if you insist on more expensive or untraditional promotions. Make sure your house is on the leading real-estate Web sites; Trulia, Zillow, Cyberhomes, Eppraisal and are some of the top ones. Beyond that, get really creative. Advertise in corporate newsletters and intranet listings. Check in with local relocation firms that help transferring corporate executives find new homes. List the house on eBay. Put it on Craigslist. Put it in your church bulletin.

As bad as things are, there’s one big factor in your favor: the tight credit market. If you have no mortgage you have to pay off, your strongest selling point might be your ability to finance all or a substantial part of a buyer’s purchase. You’re a lot more flexible than a bank that has the Federal Reserve looking over its shoulders, so you might even be able to charge a higher interest rate than a commercial lender as well as command a higher sale price.

If any qualified buyer comes in with a reasonable offer, be prepared to accept it. Negotiate, of course, but recognize that the buyer has a lot more clout than you do. Your house, as wonderful as you think it is, is worth only as much as someone is willing to pay for it. 

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Eastern Shore & Mobile Real Estate Update

Most of you are asking, “What’s happening in the Mobile real estate market?” Listings are selling, but at a slower pace. Prices seem to be adjusting, but not as low as the media presents to the public. Yes, we do have foreclosures and short sales, but a very small number. Today is a great day for a qualified buyer to purchase MObile real estate. The biggest problem with today is having qualified buyers.

What do we project for the future? I think this market will continue as it is until the beginning of 2009. The election will play heavily on people’s minds. Until the President is elected regardless of the outcome, sales will continue to lag at a slower pace. People always need houses and houses always sell. As one of you stated, now I know how it feels to be a bridesmaid and never the bride. Unfortunately, with so many homes on the market, it will take the perfect fit. Sometimes that fit is quick, and sometimes it takes many days.

Below, you will find an updated comparison of home sales in Spanish Fort, Daphne, Fairhope and Pt Clear, from 2007 and 2008. We are approximately 30% below the number of homes closed in 2007, but look at % to list, only 1% less. The average days on the market is not out of line from 2007. Overall, sales are down, but prices are remaining in line. Listening to the media, I was pleasantly surprised at our market.

Homes Sold:  410
Days On Market: 165
% to List Price: 96%

Homes Sold:  591
Days On Market:  144
% to List Price:  97%

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