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Wednesday, June 5, 2024   /   by Vic Markarian


Vic Markarian, a leading real estate listing agent in Granada Hills, CA, reports a significant increase in the number of homes being listed for sale in 2024 compared to last year. This surge in listings offers more options for buyers but also creates more competition for sellers. “With more homes on the market, it’s crucial to ensure your property stands out,” says Markarian. “We can help you navigate the latest listings and make your home shine.
As more homeowners decide to sell, the importance of strategic marketing and presentation becomes paramount. “It’s not just about listing your home; it’s about showcasing it in the best possible light,” explains Markarian. Top Realtor agents in Granada Hills, CA like Markarian emphasize the need for a comprehensive approach to home selling, including professional photography, staging, and targeted advertising. “Sellers need to find the Realtor that can create the highest d ...

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Thursday, May 30, 2024   /   by Vic Markarian

How an Agent Helps Market Your House

You’re ready to sell your house. But what do you need most from your real estate agent? Well, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) asked that very question to recent sellers and found one of the top things they were looking for is help marketing their house to potential buyers. Maybe that’s what you need the most help with too.
You expect your real estate agent to write a great description of your house for the listing and pair it with some high-quality photos. But that’s not all you’re going to get when you partner with a great agent.
They’ll do a lot more to make sure your house stands out. Here are some of the most common methods real estate agents use to market homes according to that same report from NAR (see graph below):

So, how can you benefit from your agent using these methods?
Listing on the MLS – By listing your house on the MLS, it will get more visibility from other real estate agents and ...

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Thursday, May 23, 2024   /   by Vic Markarian

Questions You May Have About Selling Your House

There’s no denying mortgage rates are having a big impact on today’s housing market. And that may leave you with some questions about whether it still makes sense to sell your house and make a move.
Here are three of the top questions you may be asking – and the data that helps answer them.
1. Should I Wait To Sell?
If you’re thinking about waiting to sell until after mortgage rates come down, here’s what you need to know. So are a ton of other people.
And while mortgage rates are still forecasted to come down later this year, if you wait for that to happen, you may be dealing with a lot more competition as other buyers and sellers jump back in too. As Bright MLS says:
“Even a modest drop in rates will bring both more buyers and more sellers into the market.”
That means if you wait it out, you’ll have to deal with things like prices rising faster and more multiple-offer s ...

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Thursday, May 23, 2024   /   by Vic Markarian

How Many Homes Are Investors Actually Buying?

Are big investors really buying up all the homes today?
If you’re trying to find a house to buy, this may be something you’re wondering about. Maybe you’ve read about it or seen reels on social media saying investors buying all the homes is making it even harder to find what the average buyer is looking for. But spoiler alert – there’s a lot of misinformation out there. To clear things up, here's the scoop on what's really happening. A lot of the big investor activity is actually in the rearview mirror already.
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) explains:
“Investors of all sizes spent billions of dollars buying homes during the pandemic. At the 2022 peak, they bought more than one in every four single-family homes sold, though more recently their activity has slowed as interest rates rose and supply became tighter.”
The key here is investor activity has slowed significantly, and even during the peak of invest ...

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Thursday, May 9, 2024   /   by Vic Markarian

How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits Your Community

If you're thinking of buying or selling a house, it's important to know it doesn't just impact you—it helps out the local economy and your community, too.
Every year, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) puts out a report that breaks down the financial impact that comes from people buying and selling homes (see visual below):

When a house is sold, it really boosts the local economy. That’s because of all the people needed to build, fix up, and sell homes. Robert Dietz, Chief Economist at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), explains how the housing industry adds jobs to a community:
“. . . housing is a significant job creator. In fact, for every single-family home built, enough economic activity is generated to sustain three full-time jobs for a year . . .”
It makes sense that housing creates a lot of jobs because so many different kinds of w ...

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