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With Real Estate Markets Rebounding Is This A Good Time To Sell?

Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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Financially this may be a great time to sell after weathering the most recent real estate storm, but how many times have we seen people cash out and sell their homes and capture some money on a real estate upswing only to search in a market of short inventories and no desirable options for their new place. It can feel like someone stole your house!

In early January we looked at these rising seller’s markets and shared some thoughts on selling your property. Let’s take a look at how things now stand in March and how things may have worked out.
The question we ask – should you be selling your place anywhere nationally or especially where we live in Naples right now? This is a question we often receive from our friends so we thought we would take a moment and share a few thoughts with all of you – our 6,000+ monthly social network followers.
For most of us property ownership is about living not investing.  So if you like your place stay with it and enjoy life. Too often we have seen sellers cash out, then go out on the search for something better. Just be careful what you wish for.  Hah! Betcha you thought a real estate team like Naples Best Addresses would advocate selling.  Gotcha. Live well and help others – this is the mission.
Secondly if you do want to sell know where you are going next. Sounds obvious but sometimes forgotten. When you sell your place – actually your home – and go looking in a market of short inventories you may not like what you see. Don’t just sell because the market is back. Your property is not an investment it is your home.
Still tempted? Prices are going up maybe I really should wait. Hmmm. Here is something to consider. Who knows where prices will go next year but best guesses look like a another increase. But … the place you are moving to is also rising in price probably. So unless the target place is a lot more money maybe a “rising price” is not much of a motivator. Get with the Naples Best Addresses team to look at trends for your particular property – type, location, condition all really matter and prices will differ. We are forecasting a modest price rise in Naples again (see – with some disclaimers – so unless you are going somewhere more expensive you might hold on for a while.

Where does that leave a potential seller? Understand what problem you are solving for. Downsizing? Great idea for some. Found the “Forever” place and want to move? Great Reason. Know where you are going, love the new place you are going to and remember living well is the answer. Don’t just sell to make a profit or jump on the latest up market craze. This is your home.
If you would you like to know more about Naples, Florida lifestyles, our festivals and some great things to do here just give us a call at 239.595.3921. If you want to rent or sell or buy here one day you might download a copy of our eBook Understanding Naples Real Estate

Hope to meet and talk with you soon,

Mark Goebel PA & Nan Goebel PA
Co-Founders Naples Best Addresses Team
Coldwell Banker
Mark Goebel, PA and Nan Goebel, PA
REALTOR Coldwell Banker 5th Avenue South
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Mark Goebel, PA is a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker on 5th avenue in Naples, Florida with 35+ years of visiting and living in Naples. After 25 years at Accenture, Mark retired as a managing director and spends his time helping non profits and building a Naples real estate team with his wife Nan. Talk to Mark and Nan about life in Naples and why they chose this place to live full-time over all others and enjoy Naples real estate.
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