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Quad Cities Homes for Sale Needed

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If you have been following my blog, then you know the housing market is doing better yesterday, today, and tomorrow than it was six years ago. If you are in the QCA and are thinking about listing your house then you need to list it TODAY! The supply of homes on the market is down, which will inversely make the market value of your home go up. This includes the larger cities such as Moline, Rock Island, and also the smaller surrounding areas like Eldridge, Muscatine, and Long Grove. We actually listed a home in Long Grove, IA and the seller had 8 showings in his first two days on the market. So, what’s his secret?

The real magic in selling a home is pricing it correctly and being in the market which favors the sellers. This homeowner has both of these working in his favor. The next step in FSBO (For Sale By Owner) is acting as your own agent. Like any good real estate agent you need to get your property out to the masses. Focus your efforts where people will be looking, FSBO websites, Craigslist, Trulia, and Social Networks. Hanging flyers is a good idea but a very low percentage of people find the homes they buy using printed marketing tools. If you opt for a real estate agent from Ruhl Homes, Mel Foster, or Remax then you can get your house on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service).

The bottom line is, houses are selling better now than they have in the past six years. So make like Jessie J and put a Price Tag on that beautiful home, and sell it. Mortgages remain at an all-time low according to National Associations of Realtors President Gary Thomas, broker-owner of Evergreen Realty in Villa Park, Calif., "In the history of mortgage interest rates since 1971, the 30-year fixed rate has been below 4 percent in only 15 months, and those have all been in the past 15 months," he said. "Even with rising home prices, affordability remains historically favorable because home prices over-corrected during the downturn. This means there is still great value for buyers in the current market."

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