Well summer is here and we are nearly to the 4th of July. The local real estate market is very fast, we and in a strong seller's market. Which means more buyers than homes to buy, especially in several price ranges, like 3 bedroom 1.5 bath under $150,000.
July and August are always really fast because buyers want to get moved before their children start school. For a seller that is a good thing if they have their house in tip top shape and priced correctly, these properties usually have an accepted offer within 2-4 days on the Multiple Listing Service.
For Buyers this is a tough time, they are competing with a number of other buyers for few homes. An agent or broker's skills and experience matter, they need to explain the current market condition, help buyers understand what a reasonable offer is by doing a Comparative Market Analysis, and then negotiate like they work for NATO to get the offer accepted!