Buying a home in Austin is unlike buying a home in any other city. And if you’ve already completed a home search here, you understand a few things about the market that home buyers in other markets don’t get. If this is your first search, you might be looking for some insight. Our 5 Things Only Austin Home Buyers Understand will share insights from seasoned Austin home buyers to help with your search.
If you’re regularly reading our monthly rental market reports, then you know that home are on the market for an average of about 52 days in Austin as of January. That doesn’t really tell the full picture though.
Even though time on market has increased over the past several months, the best homes are still selling quickly – very quickly. Since buyers mostly comparison shop, they are basing their decision on what other homes are on the market at that price point. Additionally, with real-time emails most buyers are aware of a new listing the moment it hits the market. This allows them to quickly see when a home appears to be a value.
In Austin, we continue to see that buyers aren’t afraid to pull the trigger on a home that stands out from the competition. In fact, they are more afraid to wait. So if you see a house you like online, make it a priority to get over and see it. Don’t wait for the weekend or for when you get back from a trip because chances are, it will be gone.
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Our team of buyer’s agents has a combined 58+ years of experience representing buyers. We can help you avoid all of the mistakes and negotiate a great deal on your behalf. We believe home buying should be about counseling you to find the right house for you and your family, not hard selling you the most expensive house you can afford. To learn more about our team, check out our Austin Home Buyers page. Then, fill out our Buyer Survey, email us at mailto:info@11OaksRealty.com or call us at (512) 827-8323 to schedule a no obligation consultation. Remember, hiring a Buyer’s Agent costs you nothing!