When asked if now is a good time to buy, Dave commented that people buy houses all the time. It’s been an interesting market this year with lots of competition, multiple offers and more. You really need the experience of a knowledgeable real estate agent. In November, a number of things simply came together to allow him to be the Agent of the Month.
Dave has been in the business for 12 years and truly enjoys the opportunity to help educate buyers and sellers. He loves to provide information so they are making informed choices. It’s not his job to tell them how much to spend or which one to choose – but it is his job to equip them so they are ready to make a good choice. This philosophy has served him well through the years. The training and education part has been helpful as he brings it into other parts of his life, especially with a new son.
We asked if he thought this was a good time to make a move. Dave said it’s a great time to buy and almost a better time to sell. Rates are still low. We have seen the tide of the market trend upward and that gives buyer’s confidence. Even though inventory has increased slightly over the past 12 months, there are still more buyers than sellers. For people who have been on the sidelines waiting – now is the time to make a move.
Dave loves working with first time home buyers because he feels it’s his greatest opportunity to provide value to the transaction. But then, he said, I also enjoy working up and down the price range. In my career, I’ve had sales ranging from $50,000 to $14 million. Having a diverse client base is something that he really enjoys.
Did you know that the spring market starts January 1 according to Dave? Year after year he is amazed at how the calendar turns from December to January and people call. What else is there to do in Minnesota in the winter except think about buying or selling your house? Maybe it’s a resolution thing…..in 2014 we will make a move. On the seller’s side, it’s good to start the process early and get your listing exposed early. Many people think that the spring market starts in April or May and by waiting they miss some good opportunities.
Dave has been with two other real estate companies during his career. The tools that Roger Fazendin REALTORS® provides for agents, especially on the listing side, are extremely valuable to the agents and have a direct impact on results for our clients! He loves that Fazendin is a local company, there has been a great community presence for decades, and it’s the most enjoyable time in real estate he’s ever had working with the people at Roger Fazendin REALTORS®.
Dave wants to send a thank you to all his clients in 2013 for their business and also to his understanding wife for all her support and encouragement. It’s been an interesting year of change, but change is good, so “Let’s get moving!”