In this market, we must consider if it is the move or the money that is more critical to your family’s future. As are all mrkttrndsthings in life, real estate in Grass Valley and Nevada City, and all of Nevada County is all about timing. Unfortunately, no one can see into the future and even the experts purchase and sell homes and properties at a time where they pay too much to purchase or sell for less than they could have if only they would have sold sooner.

Generally, my advice would be to do what you need to do to move in the direction you want to go. Properties will sell in any market, if they are priced correctly for the market conditions. Being realistic is critical when inventory is sharply up and buyers are fewer. Remember, if you a purchasing elsewhere, you will be buying for less, just like the buyer for your home.

Spring does promise the best hope for getting properties sold. It is evident that buyers are shopping on-line, at open houses and walking into real estate offices. We can track that activity. Eighty-four percent of home buyers use the Internet to search for properties. One-third of home buyers use the Internet first before any other source. I am excited at the amount of visits I am having at my web site, on realtor.com and the various other venues on line.