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Sage Realty LLC Announces Trends in Local Real Estate Market and the Advantage of Using Realtors for Main Line Representation

PR - Realtors Main Line - Sage - March 2016Wayne, PA – March 1, 2016—Movement in home buying statistics over the last 12 months reveal a changing customer base for any real estate agent, and a very favorable climate for first-time buyers. The realtors at Sage Realty LLC will provide expert assistance in finding a Main Line home, and will also help navigate these new trends to ensure you get the most from a property.

The latest data from the National Association of Realtors finds more than 30 percent of recent home buyers were purchasing their first home. The recent upward trend for age of new buyers has continued, with the average age for first-time buyers at 31 in 2015. The average age of repeat buyers dropped for the third consecutive year, indicating that buyers are willing and able to move up to larger or more desirable properties more quickly than they had been in previous years.

Buyer preferences revealed critical information for anyone who wants to market a home in 2016. For the first time in years, the importance of home size was diminished. Nearly 80 percent of home buyers stated that the quality of neighborhood was more valuable to them than the size of the home. Perhaps even more important, 57 percent of buyers valued low commute times and road access over property size.

When you combine this information with the fact that 87 percent of buyers used a realtor or broker when purchasing their home and over 70 percent said that they would use the same one again, it is clear that using a realtor to find a home in Main Line is an advantage. A buyer’s agent works solely for the buyer to find homes that meet specific needs. One such agent is Tracey Carney, a realtor at Sage Realty in Main Line Pennsylvania. Tracey specializes in helping buyers find homes within walking distance of important landmarks, like trains, schools and local shopping. A buyer’s agent is equipped with helpful information about the local neighborhoods and even upcoming developments that could impact a buyer’s final decision and future satisfaction with his/her purchase.

These buyer statistics are indicative of a robust market that will remain strong through 2016. Area home sales are outperforming the national average, though the general affordability of the homes ensures property access to most qualified buyers.

About Sage Realty LLC

Sage Realty LLC is a buyer-centric real estate firm founded by Linda Waters. With decades of experience, and holding certifications as specialists in luxury homes and real estate, Sage Realty LLC is a strong partner in the home buying process.

For more information, please visit www.findahomeinpa.com or call 610-687-4000.

Featured Testimonial

I moved to PA from Washington State and learned that realty is local. There were things that I thought I knew about buying a house previously but boy was I wrong. Linda was very patient with me but also did not hold back when she saw potential problems, and always made sure I had all the information I needed before making a decision and didn’t belittle concerns to just get a sale. Above all else, and this was the most important thing to me, Linda has a high ethical standard, is very transparent in her approach and is someone I trusted making one of the biggest decisions of my life. – A. Lindsay (Courtesy of Google)

 

Hear From Our Clients

  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

Read more about what our clients have to say

Hear from our Clients

  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

Read more about what our clients have to say

Sage Buyer Tips

Use Sage Buyer Tips to research the Main Line and stay up to date on real estate news. This online destination is chock full of resources for buyers and sellers: you can see our Main Line communities or explore Sage favorite places. Browse properties here and search other Main Line real estate. With Sage’s advice and experience, first-time buyers and those looking to upgrade can find homes best suited to their needs.