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As a Cambridge real estate agent, the city squares of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and the town centers of Arlington, Watertown and Belmont, Massachusetts are my home turf. And as a lifelong New Englander who’s lived within twenty miles of Boston most of my life, I can introduce you to other nearby towns as we search for your new home. If you’re planning to sell your home in Cambridge, MA or nearby you’ll find plenty of info about the home selling process here too. Questions? Send me an email or call me at 617-504-1737.

When Does the Spring Market Start?

It's already here - the Spring Real Estate Market in Cambridge

It's already here - the Spring Real Estate Market in Cambridge

When Does the Spring Market Start?  Spring is traditionally the busiest time of the year for real estate sales in Cambridge.  But when does spring start in real estate terms?

It’s bitter cold out and there are still piles of snow with undoubtedly more to come.  But no matter the temperature, spring starts in January for real estate buyers

More than the school calendar for kids, it’s the upcoming ending of leases that drives large numbers of buyers into the Cambridge market.  Buyers whose leases run through May or June or August start looking for a new home at the beginning of the year.

Most homeowners choose not to put their homes on the market during the holidays.  Inventory is at a low point.  But buyers are eager for new listings to see.  Their real estate agents have promised them that new listings will come on the market after the holidays.  Buyers keep waiting, hoping for more condos or houses that match their wish list.

Already there have been multiple offers on newly listed properties.  Open houses are busy.  Our loan officer is busy writing pre-approvals for new buyers.  It’s spring!

Sellers often like to wait until the grass is green, the snow has melted, the flowers are out.  Spring is a beautiful season in Cambridge and I’ve found myself thinking, on a perfect spring afternoon, “Ahhh, this is why so much real estate sells in the spring.”

But there’s much to be said for having plenty of potential buyers and lots less competition. Getting a jump on the spring market is a smart move.

And this year, with the homebuyer’s credit requiring that a property must be under contract by April 30, 2010, there’s all the more reason to put your home on the market soon.  Before the first-time homebuyer credit was expanded and extended, the initial November deadline caused a big spike in real estate sales in November. The April 30th deadline, coupled with the annual influx of buyers into the market, is going to create a big push in sales early in the year.  You do not want to miss out on the spring surge of 2010!

Sellers – start your engines! It’s springtime in Cambridge!

If you’re thinking of selling and would like to talk about how best to position and market your home, please give me a call at 617-504-1737.

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