Top 3 Reasons to Sell your Home in 2013…
The Real Estate Market is off to a roaring start! From my perspective and experience, I believe it’s going to be a banner year! I can’t speak for the entire country, but I’m confident in my opinion for our local South of the River Home Sales!
Below are my top 3 Reasons 2013 will be a great year if you’re considering “Selling my Home in Apple Valley, Eagan, Lakeville, Rosemount and Farmington Minnesota!”
1) Inventory Levels are at a record low! The basic premise of a marketplace is price is determined at the point where the Supply Curve intersects with the Demand Curve. We have less active listings on the market in the 13 County Metro area of Minneapolis and St. Paul than we had on the market in 2005. Ordinarily when supply is this low, we would be seeing dramatically increasing home prices. The only reason we haven’t seen them so far is that Buyer Demand has been held back by the difficulty of getting a mortgage. 2) Mortgage Qualifications and available Loan Types are changing for the better! Recently, alternative mortgage products have become available including Conventional Loans with 3% Downpayment and no Mortgage Insurance Payments, Attractive 80/10/10 Loans with no Mortgage Insurance and FHA Approval for Buyers who want to get a Mortgage after a Foreclosure or Short Sale. More attractive loans with easier qualifying standards will mean more people looking to Buy a Home in Eagan, Lakeville, Rosemount, Apple Valley and Farmington! 3) Interest Rates and Home Prices combine to make Homes Affordable! The combination of incredibly Low Interest Rates and Relatively Low Home Prices mean homes are very affordable. Buyers and Investors are attracted by this fantastic combination and are entering the market at a fast pace. Loan Applications are one of the first indicators of the amount of buyers planning to buy a home this Spring. The level of mortgage application varies week to week and can be followed on The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey website.
From my years of Selling Real Estate South of the River, I can say with certainty that Buyer Demand springs to life very early in the year. We are seeing it happen already in the first week of January. It takes Sellers a little longer to get their homes prepped, ready and listed on the market.
This is because Sellers think about ‘Listing my Home in the Spring’ and they picture green grass, flowers and leaves on the trees. Buyers are just not that patient, they are already flooding our open houses and website traffic has spiked too. Buyers will meet a Realtor in an open house or on a phone call and they will begin their search in earnest, usually purchasing within 30-60 days, long before the grass is green! If you are a homeowner, thinking about Selling your South of the River Home in the Spring of 2013, I urge you to re-set your time frame perspective. Try to get your home ready and listed before the end of February to take advantage of peaking Buyer Demand! Call today for a private consultation or a brief home visit to get the process started, 612-889-6496
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Sheryl was very knowledgeable and took the time to listen to our needs with the sale of our home. She kept us informed of the current market and future trends that may have an impact on our sale. she took a lot of pressure off by keeping us always informed as we were not present for most of the process. I highly recommend Sheryl to anyone selling or purchasing of a home. If you listen to Sheryl's advice on staging your home and the current market you will have a very good chance of selling your home.
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Sheryl is a true professional. She’s sold two homes of ours and helped with the purchase of a third. Her knowledge and experience allows her to manage any situation that may come up during the complicated process of buying and selling. We will definitely refer her to any friends or family in the future.
Sheryl is a great realtor. She had great resources and go to people for project work. I appreciate her marketing approach. Her website was great. The photos of the house were done nicely. She was willing to help us with anything we need and explained the sales process well.
Sheryl is an excellent agent who supports her clients from start to finish. Her knowledge in the market is phenomenal and she gets houses sold. My experience with Sheryl has been such a relief to know that she is always looking out for you and doing what she can to make the selling process less stressful. I have had Sheryl help sell 2 houses now and she is on the top of my recommendation list for family and friends. Don't think I could have gotten through the process of selling our current house without her. A big Thank You to Sheryl!
What I really love about her is that she is so patient. We took my four month old baby and she actually looked after the baby until we looked around the houses. She explained the positives and negatives of each house. She is very honest and very open. We found our home within a month and we are extremely happy at our new place. It is everything we looked for and the best part is it is within our budget range. I’m so glad we went to her. She is friendly, caring, patient, honest and extremely good at her job!
Sheryl's expertise helped us every step of the way--from staging our home to the nitpicky details of the final documents. She really knows her market and the area, and all the tricks of the trade.
Sheryl is absolutely amazing when it comes to selling houses!!! She goes above and beyond to sell the house. The resources she uses is outstanding. Her drive and willingness to work with me, to sell and buy a new home was a great experience. I would recommend Sheryl and her team to anyone looking to get top dollar for their house from a realtor who really cares for her clients. You will not be disapointed when Sheryl is working for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sheryl was far and above the best realtor we have ever worked with. Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable about the many intricate nuances of the industry, but after 14 years in the industry she has formulated a marketing and distribution strategy that is unrivaled. We were extremely impressed with the amount of work she did right off the bat, and felt like we were her only client. The first buyers that walked through our house made an offer and Sheryl’s negotiation techniques brought us to within a few percentage points of our asking price. We can’t recommend her strongly enough and wish we could take her to Texas with us when we buy our next house! Thank you Sheryl – keep up the great work.
The Petrashek Team was great. Very organized and excellent about keeping us informed. This was the first opportunity to work with Bo and he too was spot on about his recommendations. He gave us sound advise on different aspects of each property we chose to review. When we put our house on the market, Sheryl was excellent at what we should ask and what we should expect to receive. She was right on the money. I'm so glad we partnered with this team again. I hope to be in this house a long time, but if anything should change, I would only call on Sheryl Petrashek for the outstanding results we have received.
We are a young couple buying our first home. We were a little bit apprehensive because this is one of the biggest purchases we will make in our life and we wanted to have things done right. We have heard of unpleasant stories of people having a hard time finding a good realtor but not with Sheryl. We found a house we really liked and you can easily be blinded by the excitement of purchasing your first home that you can overlook a couple of things. She was prompt to point out how great the house was but also some things that could potentially become an issue that we wouldn't have noticed otherwise.She recommended us our Mortgage officer who has been an absolute pleasure as well.Sheryl is very knowledgeable in everything real estate related and we wouldn't have had it any other way. When we buy our next house she will be the first one we will call for assistance again!
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Sheryl and her husband Bo are truly experts in their field. It is their passion, and it shows. They spent a lot of time with us, helping us understand the purchasing process. They were very flexible and worked around our schedule. We looked at over 60 houses, and they were very patient with us. We could tell they really wanted to find the perfect place for us. We love our new house and couldn't have done it without them. I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat!
Sheryl is a very knowledgeable, professional, and personable agent. She is always well prepared, knows the market, and how to plan a successful sales strategy. She kept us well informed throughout the selling process and we felt comfortable calling her at any time if we did have a question – which wasn’t often! She and her staff were very organized and worked well together to make our home selling experience a quick and positive one. We have recommended her to several people, and will continue to do so. Thanks Sheryl!
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Sheryl has it all - not only did she have a vast wealth of knowledge and experience, she was very kind and patient, supporting me every step of the way.
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Selling/buying a house can be very daunting. House buying is very different these days and takes a whole team to make all the details come together, they really know the industry and have excellent resources to make it happen. Sheryl and her team are the BEST!!! They made every step of the way a pleasure!!! Thanks to the Petrashek Team for all your hard work!!
From professional pictures to creative ways of marketing a property, Sheryl knows what it takes to get a home sold. I will definitely be calling her again in the future.
Working with Sheryl has been great. She's extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the buying and selling process and is able to give expert advise. She and her staff are very organized and do a wonderful job of keeping us informed of all the moving parts. We appreciate the work of Sheryl and all the others who have helped us with this process.
Selling my house with Sheryl has been a wonderful experience. She did an excellent job communicating the top things I could fix and touch up that would make my home the most appealing to any potential buyer. She was professional and thoughtful in every aspect from staging the home to our asking price. She was also very receptive my opinions and ideas. Throughout the process I was at ease that I was moving in the right direction and Sheryl was advocating for me. I have to say, Sheryl really shined when it came time to negotiate with the buyer on price and repairs. She had ideas and tactics that demonstrated her ability to 'think outside the box' and made it easy to offer something to the other party without feeling like we got the short end. It's also been a delight to work with Sheryl's team, everyone responds timely and respectfully and I've never felt uncomfortable asking any question. They've made the whole house selling process a breeze :)
Sheryl is a wonderful realtor. So easy to work with because she is an EXPERT in real estate. She really knows the market. She walked us through every step in the process. This is the 3rd home we have sold and it was by far the best experience!
Sheryl's market research was developed into a very effective marketing strategy for the sale of our house. The combination of solid research and excellent communication skills resulted in good decisions during the sales process. Finally, Sheryl's recent sales performance in a challenging sales environment reflects her tireless work ethic and is the definitive reason to recommend Sheryl to any client.
Sheryl has helped us get our home ready for the market place. She gives great advice and has wonderful marketing ideas. I’m using her as my agent for finding my next home. She is a great listener and is very accommodating to my schedule.
Although I was inundated with mail from realtors trying to convince me that they were the right choice for me, I was most impressed with the continuing market statistics that I received from Sheryl Petrashek. Trying to market a home long distance (I had moved out-of-state) I knew was going to be difficult. Once I talked to Sheryl however, I felt much relieved. It seemed like it was not only possible, but it could be done with out a lot of pain and anguish on my part. Sheryl came through 110% every day! She was better than her word! She kept me constantly updated and as we made strategic decisions together, it confirmed my opinion of her, she is a professional. I would have missed out on selling my house at this time if I had not chosen Sheryl.
I sold my house with Sheryl and highly recommend her to anyone looking for an agent. I come from a business background and am skeptical of hiring other professionals unless I truly believe I will get the value from the high costs that come from Real Estate Agent fees. Sheryl and her team were absolutely worth the investment. Sheryl was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of selling the house and I was continually surprised and impressed by how "on top of things" her and her team were. Sheryl also does a great job utilizing online resources to help get traffic and attention to her listings. She brought in a professional photographer and Stager to the house to create great listings, and utilizes multiple forms of social media and real estate websites to create demand. Her and her team are very impressive!
Working with Sheryl and her entire team has been a wonderful experience. We are so thankful for their knowledge, experience and willingness to help. It is clear that Sheryl loves what she does and she does it well! Sheryl was highly recommended to us and we will be happy to recommend her to our family and friends.
Sheryl and I have crossed paths several times over the years. We have worked on numerous transactions & they have all gone very smoothly. Her expertise in new construction made the process so easy & seamless. She is professional, honest & likeable. It's no surprise that a good portion of her business is repeat customers & referrals. I highly recommend Sheryl!
Sheryl sold our home after the market crash. She was professional, enthusiastic, and, most importantly, knowledgeable. She was able to explain the intricacies of the offer and counter offer, the inspection, the bank's opinions. She knew my neighborhood, and had actually sold homes there before selling mine. She goes above and beyond in every area. I even recommended her to my cousin when she sold her lake property. I only have good things to say about Sheryl.
I was introduced to Sheryl a couple years ago when we purchased a new home. I am very impressed with her knowledge, professionalism and work ethic and I have recommended her to many friends. Sheryl always has a strong grasp of current market conditions and will take the time to share her knowledge and guide you through the buying/selling process.
I have worked with at least a dozen realtors over as many years in MN and none has shown the marketing acumen that Sheryl and her team applied to the sale of our townhome. I feel like I have received white glove service. Sheryl must have been developing her marketing strategies for some time. They report regularly on competition in the area so that I can stay informed and are not shy about telling me what I need to do to actually sell. Most importantly, they don't just rely on the internet or street sign to sell the property. They use their analytical capability to review data from the MLS and elsewhere and tailor postcard mailings and email campaigns to the most likely buyer (in my case it was reverse prospecting people who had...) My past brokers have done ok - they made sales - sometimes very good sales - but I felt like it had very little relation to their marketing capability (several of these are good friends now, in spite of my experience) Sheryl and her team earn their fee through intelligent and aggressive salesman(woman)ship.
During the past six months we sold two homes and purchased a new home with Sheryl's help. She provided prompt objective feedback at every step allowing us to achieve our goals and feel good about each transaction. Sheryl operates with great integrity. You never need to question whether she has your best interest in mind. We strongly recommend Sheryl for your realtor needs as she will support you well in every facet of the process.
Sheryl was a true professional helping me sell my home in a fast and efficient manner. I had an offer within 10 days of listing my home and sold at the price that I wanted. In particular, she spent a great deal of time upfront helping me understand the market and getting my home ready to put on the market. She always responded back within hours and is one of the hardest working real estate agents you'll ever find.
Sheryl Petrashek is an amazing Realtor to have representing you. Sheryl not only helped us sell our home by working with us to create cost effective ways to maximize the value of our home. But she also helped us build our dream home. With the expected hiccups in a build, Sheryl helped keep the builder moving forward on our behalf and helped keep us focused on the end goal of our new home. I would strongly recommend Sheryl Petrashek as she will work so hard to help you sell your house and/or find your next home.
Sheryl is the definition of a professional realtor. She loves what she does for a living and it is evident in every phase of the buying or selling process. When we sold our home with Sheryl, she did a very extensive market analysis, provided input on how to ready our home for sale and communicated feedback each time we had a showing. When we had to make a price adjustment while selling, Sheryl provided hard data as to why that was necessary. Sheryl is a wonderful communicator and knows the business inside and out. I recommend her without reservation for any real estate needs.
A friend told me about Sheryl after I asked him to help me find an agent who can help sell my home. I worked with another agent before her, but got no result. Sheryl came in, gave me a professional assessment of what ‘s needed to market my home successfully. Her and her highly motivated support staff got involved and listed my home in every medium available. Sheryl made frequent follow-up with agents showing my home, and routinely adjusted her marketing strategy to move the house. At the end I got competing offers. Sheryl total involvement along the way was priceless, therefore I highly recommend her and her tireless team to anyone who is looking to sell their home.
We tried selling our house by owner first, then after 40 stressful days, I called Sheryl. We've known her reputation and felt it would be smart to connect with her and see what she brings to the table. The first thing she suggested was raising our price, take new pictures, stage the house and a few other things. As soon as she left, we knew we were in the hands of a true professional. Sheryl's extensive marketing and local connections soon found an offer after just 5 days back on the market. She managed this transaction with the highest level of professionalism and kept the stress down, always looking out for our best interest. If you want to work with the best in the business, call Sheryl!
I had a wonderful experience with Sheryl. We are first time homebuyers and she and her husband Bo helped us through the whole process. I would highly recommend Sheryl to anybody who is looking for the best of the best!
From the moment we met Sheryl, we liked her. She has a personality that sets you at ease and a professionalism and knowledge that give you loads of confidence in her guidance. Our home values had been negatively impacted by neighborhood foreclosures and lack of comps, but Sheryl put her real estate expertise to use and was able to market our home in such an amazing way that we were able to sell our home for much more than we had hoped! (We had two offers in four days– one for asking price and one for more than asking!) I might also add that we were out of town for much of the time due to a work relocation, and Sheryl kept a close eye on all of the details in our absence and made sure everything ran smoothly. We would definitely recommend Sheryl Petrashek for any of your real estate needs. She is the complete package– friendly, professional, knowledgable, and detail oriented.