I've done the "Black Friday" thing - getting up at 2AM to stand in line, freezing my butt off, waiting for a "deal" that I never ended up getting. How about Black Friday for home buying? Are buyers willing to head out on Friday morning shopping for awesome real estate deals? I certainly hope so!
For the savvy home buyer, this is a great time of year to snap up a great deal on a home. While inventory levels are low all over Silicon Valley and especially in Los Altos, there are still some very nice homes that qualify as doorbusters. If you see a home you like, make an offer. Unlike Best Buy or Kohls, home buyers can negotiate a sweet deal on a home and, depending on how they're financing, be moved in by Christmas.
I've done open houses on the weekend following Thanksgiving. For REALTORS, its' a great time to be out meeting prospective buyers. Rain or shine, they come out to look because they're dedicated, serious shoppers looking for that awesome deal that can only be found at this time of year. Sellers are just waiting to see that offer wrapped up and under the tree so they can start the New Year with a "SOLD" sign out front.
My advice for home buyers in any town around Silicon Valley is...get out and get yourself a great home at a great price. Now is the time! Carpe Domus! Seize that great Black Friday home deal you've been looking for all year. For real estate agents, don't slow down! Engage your buyers and help them find that ideal home to start 2012 with.
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