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REAL ESTATE 2021 | Prepare Now for the Spring Market by Penny Obrien, Local Industry Expert


You've been contemplating selling your home this year, especially since the McConnell's down the street got a GAZILLION bucks for their home. In our northern MLS sales prices are up an astounding 14.7% for the last 12 months! It's not too late in 2021, but you have decided to stay put for this one last holiday.

NOW is the time to reach out to your local real estate professional. Do you need to paint, put in new carpet, declutter? Would you consider the golden ticket of real estate currently & paint your kitchen cabinets white? Let them be your guide! Why wait until spring when every contractor is booked solid? Schedule them today!

I also find that it surprises sellers that the spring market starts January 2, 2022! Why wait until April or May when the most homes for sale enter the market? Historically our lowest point of inventory for the year is December thru February. So much less competition! The close date is negotiable! List in March & request a June close date!

National Association of Realtors predicts a robust 2022. Unless there is a huge increase in inventory or a dramatic jump in the interest rate, this sellers market will continue through next year. But of course, who could have predicted what the pandemic would do to the housing market? If you are thinking of selling, do it sooner than later!


BAIRD & WARNER – One word that consistently comes to clients’ minds when they think of Penny O’Brien is “hustle.” As a Seller Representative Specialist, she loves meeting with sellers to discuss pre-market home improvements and guide them to make their home “showtime ready” when it hits the market. She strongly believes in professional staging and offers it as a complimentary service. With a reputation for “good-looking listings,” she helps clients realize a higher return and quicker sale. Penny says “Staging transforms a home from average to amazing”.

Penny O'Brien Broker, Relocation Specialist and

Negotiation Expert • (630) 207-7001 •


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