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Selling Your Home in Tampa…Be Realistic…Listen to the Local Market



In the Tampa Real Estate Market, some neighborhoods have 5 to 6 months of inventory, while others have 5 to 6 YEARS of inventory, especially those areas that are filled with new construction. The homes that ARE selling, in a reasonable amount of time, are priced Arbor_greene5right and show well. The very first properties to sell will be the BARGAINSthose homes that are priced BELOW the competition.

Some sellers are experiencing a serious state of denial and are unwilling to listen to what the market is saying. They are looking to point a finger at someone, or something, other than the law of supply and demand .

One of my fellow Real Estate bloggers, Phil Hoover, in Boise, Idaho, has written a great article about the grief that sellers are experiencing in this market.

The best source of information about the Tampa Real Estate Market, is a local real estate agent. If you would like information about the market time in your neighborhood, or need advice about selling your home, please contact me.

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3 responses to “Selling Your Home in Tampa…Be Realistic…Listen to the Local Market”

  1. Great post Jackie. I’m sure there are plenty of unrealistic sellers in the Tampa real estate market just like everywhere else. The link to Phil’s post is appreciated. It’s not likely to make sellers too happy, but our job is to be honest about what it will take to sell their home. Good luck with your Tampa real estate sellers. Our inventory is dropping, so maybe some of our sellers are starting to get it.

  2. Matt Fetick says:

    Greetings from Philadelphia! No doubt, all real estate is local. For me to set pricing or advise clients on real estate in Tampa would be ridiculous! For the news media to make national real estate predictions is crazy. Learning the truth about your local market is very important and finding a trusted Realtor to advise you is even more important. Hope all is well in Florida.

  3. Sara says:

    Great post Jackie! I wish it was easy for people to price their homes realistically. Justifying in their minds the lost of thousands of dollars and owning the bank after selling an investment that was suppose to help them climb to the next level of homeownership. Hard pill to swallow.