There is an abundance of activity in the market currently. With the warmer temperatures this winter, and consumer confidence steadily increasing, people seem to be pursuing properties more fervently now. According to the Southwestern Illinois Regional Multiple Listing Service (SIRMLS), Home Sales in our Southern Illinois Region in December 2011 were up 5% compared to December 2010.
Of course, springtime is always a great time to list your home, as April through August are traditionally the highest volume months for home sales.
The market had been saturated with listings for several months, and so that may have seemed overwhelming to some buyers. As the market levels out, it should become easier for buyers to be more confident in finding their new home.
Whether listing or buying, I am happy and eager to assist you in realizing & attaining your real estate goals and dreams.