Spring is commonly known as the best time to sell and surprisingly the "spring market" kicks off generally when the Super Bowl is over. Although it is not officially spring from a seasonal perspective, the real estate spring market's early listing activity begins at this time. You may have noticed a significant fall off in listings this week as most sellers prefer not to compete with this weekend as the opening days to introduce their home to potential buyers. Starting Feb 15 and moving forward buyers should start seeing a significant increase in listing activity. Over the past week 547 new listings hit the market in the entire East Bay market. We expect those numbers to double the week after Feb 15. Please keep an eye on the listings and enjoy the game. My prediction is there will not be a tie. That is always a safe bet. Enjoy the game!
All new listing activity for cities of interest is available on the city links below. Please contact anyone on our team for your real estate needs. If you would like a soft copy of this years Super Bowl program, please send us an email and we will forward the "free" down load link.
Kevin R. Kieffer is a Broker Associate and Realtor with Keller Williams Realty. His focus is the East Bay residential home market. He is a top listing agent in the area and also works with home buyers as well. He leads a successful team of Realtors as one of the bay areas top producing professionals. He was recognized as a Five Star agent through an independent survey and was featured in Diablo Magazine. He closed out 2013 in the top 1% of all agents in Contra Costa & Alameda counties and is currently one of the top producing agents in 2014. He has offices in Danville & Walnut Creek and has a team of experienced Realtors focusing on markets throughout the East Bay. Please give him a call and let him exceed your expectations!
Where is the market going from here? Flat to slightly up is my guess.&
"Even having done our homework, my wife and I were still nervous and unsure of what to expect when we began shopping for our first home. Adding to the uncertainty of being first-time homebuyers, we were also renting a home that would require us to terminate our lease agreement early should we purchase a home before the expiration of our contract. Enter the EastBayPro Team of Kevin and Naomi Kieffer. Let me start off by saying Kevin and Naomi are without a doubt experts in the business of real estate. Buying, selling, renting, flipping, investing, property management…you name it, they know it. With that being said, we came across Kevin’s phone number when we drove passed a house we thought we might be interested in viewing. Kevin was the listing agent for the property and within a couple of short hours after speaking to him over the phone, we were back at the property and he was showing us the home. Kevin did a great job and was extremely knowledgeable of the property he showed us but in the end it was too small for our family’s needs. We later decided to have EastBayPro Team represent us as our buyer’s agent and we made a wise decision in doing so.
Kevin was always responsive in that whenever a property came on the market that we were interested in, all we had to do was give Kevin a call and he was there to show us the property within hours. We also spent a day with Kevin in which he showed us properties that he thought we would be interested in. I would like to note that we have four small children and they were with us at every showing. Kevin was great with them and had more patience with them than we did. It was on this day, that we found the house we fell in love with and Kevin was on top of putting an offer in for us immediately. The house was a short sale and as complicated as these transactions can be, they made it happen. We worked mostly with Naomi after our initial offer and as great as Kevin was, Naomi was even better (Sorry Kevin but your wife has you beat). Naomi was extremely responsive to any questions or concerns we had. When problems came up during the inspection process, Naomi was on top of it and was able to negotiate the price down beyond what we were expecting. Excellent job! Naomi was extremely organized and made the process, all the way through closing, run very smooth. But their service didn’t stop there. After closing, Kevin called our property management company for the house that we were leasing to see what it would take to break our lease earlier and minimize any penalties. Throughout the homebuying process, Kevin and Naomi fully represented our best interests and we believe that they went above and beyond what most agents would do for their clients. Two thumbs up for the EastBayPro Team of Kevin and Naomi as we would highly recommend!"