Today I was showing property to clients from out of town. One of the many homes on our list to see had an open house so we decided to attend during that time. The weather in Raleigh was steady rain all day Saturday and Sunday with imminent snow. ie – a crummy weekend.
During the 30 minutes we were at the open house, 3 other visitors stopped by. In the pouring rain! Raleigh isn’t a market that is customary or assumed to have an open house for every listing. Sign restrictions and our tech-savvy buyers looking at virtual tours online make open houses optional. So, it was pretty impressive to know several buyers felt it was urgent to go out in the bad weather to see this house before it sold. And it probably will sell quickly – screened porch, wooded lot, 1-story, walk-up attic storage.
So much for the bad real estate market. All the media reports of millions of foreclosures and short-sales we hear about day after day after day isn’t plaguing Raleigh. In the Raleigh market, buyers are feeling good about buying today as long as they have a job and find a house in good condition which is not too long of a drive to work. Location, location, location.
Real estate is local, just as it always has been.
Location, location, location is key, just like it always has been.
Raleigh is a great place to buy a home, just like it always has been.