I have found that houses that come on the market early (February, March and April) get the most attention; lack of competition means a higher proportion of buyers see those properties and make faster offers. There is a 27 percent drop in inventory this year over last year. Inventory is even more scarce in the higher end of the market ($1.5 million and above in desirable southern Marin). Literally, agents are bringing their potential buyers to the front doors of sellers, often before their homes are listed!
Feeling overwhelmed with the idea of preparing your home for sale? Contact me, and I can put you in touch with some of my favorite resources for fixing up and organizing your home. I will also provide a free market analysis of your home.