Thursday, December 08, 2005

slow going selling in San Jose

The real estate market is a bit slow over the holidays, and we keep hearing this. Our condo got posted on MLS last friday, and while we were in LA house hunting there was an open house. It must have been a secret though, 'cause no one showed. Bummer.

It is a good time to buy, you can make a nice offer, but its a poor time to sell. Half good, half bad for us. A realtor showed our place to a single guy last night though. Maybe we will get some bites.

Our realtor is convinced that our place falls under the radar for may people since it is a 1+ bedroom 2 bathroom (instead of a 2 bed, 2 bath) place. We have a bedroom & a den. A bedroom is defined as having a closet in real estate terms. Most people are looking for at least 2 bedrooms, including us :-)

So one option is to buy an armoire/wardrobe, put that in the den and say it stays with the sale. Then the place can be legally listed as a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Sneaky, huh?

We'll see, I gotta go find an armoire before the weekend.

- Gary

1 comment:

Koko said...

Ikea, ikea, ikea.