SOLD! South Tualatin Contemporary

So So SO excited for my seller in Tualatin! We just signed the closing docs on her house. It was an exciting sale too! My client was wonderful to work with. Her family was so sweet too - her son and I even spent an afternoon cleaning up the yard together! 


As a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home in Tualatin, we knew we would have a lot of interest. It's a very desirable area, close schools and shopping, with easy access the freeway. The house needed some cosmetic updates, but all the big, important stuff was new in the past few years! We figured it would be a great owner-investor property, but with the listing price at $355K (low for the area) we knew there'd be lots of showings. 

She received a couple great offers on the first day it went on the market and ended up selling for 10K over asking! There were a couple extra negotiations and some minor repairs done to accommodate the new, first-time buyers, but in the end we closed the deal and everyone left the table happy!

Congrats to my seller and her family, and congrats to the new owners! 

Is Now a Good Time to Sell?

Here in the Portland, OR area, we are still very much in a seller's market. Now, most people think they should wait to list their home in spring and summer, and while there are benefits to this, there are also good things about listing your home in the fall and winter! 

1. Less Competition - Less people list their homes in the winter, so there are less out there for buyers to choose from. Instead of going to see 15 houses, they may only tour 4 or 5 before making a decision. That's better odds for you!
2. More Serious Buyers - With the low inventory this year, many summer buyers are still looking for the right home. While there may be less buyers out at open houses, etc, you can bet the more serious ones are! In especially hot areas, buyers who lost out on another home during a bidding war may also be more likely to jump at the chance to buy something right away that fits their criteria.
3. Less Hassle - Buyers moving in in the winter are likely to be more serious because they HAVE to move. They're sold their own home, they are relocating for work, etc.. They are also likely to want to wrap things up before the end of the year holidays and traveling, which means they may be less likely to want to negotiate the small stuff, in favor of a quicker and smoother transaction.