Christine Iso January 2024 Newsletter

Christine Iso January 2024 Newsletter

Hello everyone!

Welcome to 2024! I hope your new year is starting off as spectacular as mine has. On January 7th I attended the 81st Golden Globe Awards red carpet. Prior to becoming a realtor with Equity Union, I was a independent movie producer with DreamWorks and Disney. It was a very fulfilling evening and a sign of the great things to come in 2024.

This last year was a rough year for real estate, but my team and I are moving into 2024 with nothing but positive expectations for the market. Symbolically, 2024 is considered to be a year of balance, success, and growth. I think we are all ready to receive those. If you are ready, LET’S CONNECT!

Whatever your real estate needs are, you can trust that my marketing, FREE STAGING, and negotiation skills will be sure to have you raving after it’s over, and we make the process fun along the way!

If you, or anyone you know, is in the market to buy, sell, or invest, It would be my pleasure to assist you in a successful closing.

After all, we wouldn’t be in business without your support and trust in the ISO TEAM. We’re very grateful and promise to do our BEST during and long after each transaction!

If you have any real estate questions, you can trust your #1 resource!

One of the happiest moments in my life is helping our clients get their dream home!! ❤️🙏🫶

Sara Zanville and I worked together on helping Saerim and Seth get their dream home in Northridge! 🏡❤️🙏🥰

Grateful of them trusting us with their big investment and helping them navigate thru the maze of disclosures and inspections! 🙏❤️👍

The 30-year fixed-rate has remained within a very narrow range over the last month, settling in at 6.69% this week. Given this stabilization in rates, potential homebuyers with affordability concerns have jumped off the fence back into the market. Despite persistent inventory challenges, we anticipate a busier spring homebuying season than 2023, with home prices continuing to increase at a steady pace.

CURIOUS TO FIND OUT

THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME?

3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House in 2024

If one of the goals on your list is selling your house and making a move this year, you’re likely juggling a mix of excitement about what’s ahead and feeling a little sentimental about your current home.

A great way to balance those emotions and make sure you’re confident in your decision is to keep these three best practices in mind when you’re ready to sell.

1. Price Your Home Right

The housing market shifted in 2023 as mortgage rates rose and home price appreciation started to normalize once again. As a seller, you still need to recognize how important it is to price your house appropriately based on where the market is today. Hannah Jones, Economic Research Analyst for Realtor.com, explains:

“Sellers need to become familiar with their local market and work closely with a local agent to make sure their listing is attractive to buyers. Buyers feeling the pressure of affordability are likely to be pickier, so a well-priced, well-maintained home is the ticket to drumming up big demand.”

If you price your house too high, you run the risk of deterring buyers. And if you go too low, you’re leaving money on the table. An experienced real estate agent can help determine what your ideal asking price should be, so your house moves quickly and for top dollar.

2. Keep Your Emotions in Check

Today, homeowners are staying in their houses longer than they used to. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), since 1985, the average time a homeowner has owned their home has increased from 6 to 10 years.

This is much more than what used to be the norm. The side effect, however, is when you stay in one place for so long, you may get even more emotionally attached to your space. If it’s the first home you bought or the house where your loved ones grew up, it very likely means something extra special to you. Every room has memories, and it’s hard to detach from the sentimental value.

For some homeowners, that makes it even tougher to separate the emotional value of the house from fair market price. That’s why you need a real estate professional to help you with the negotiations and the best pricing strategy along the way. Trust the professionals who have your best interests in mind.

3. Stage Your Home Properly

While you may love your decor and how you’ve customized your house over the years, not all buyers will feel the same way about your vibe. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you focus on your home’s first impression, so it appeals to as many buyers as possible.

Buyers want to be able to picture themselves in the home. They need to see themselves inside with their furniture and keepsakes – not your pictures and decorations. As Jessica Lautz, Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President of Research at NAR, says:

“Buyers want to easily envision themselves within a new home and home staging is a way to showcase the property in its best light.”

A real estate professional can help you with expertise on getting your house ready to sell.

Christine Iso Investment Specialist

REALTOR®

Equity Union Real Estate

818.644.1022

christine@isorealty.net

http://www.isorealty.net

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