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By Charles And Kim Petty
The author has permitted the reprinting and redistribution of this article.


The real estate market is a challenge to survive and the survivors only reap profits! The jungle of buyers or sellers has just one motto – survival of the fittest. There is no room for succumbing to a slow market, or for that matter, opting out, after raking in the profits. The market lures new players regularly, while the old ones just won’t retire. Surviving a slow real estate market involves the adopting of time-tried and tested strategies. The real estate market allows agents and independent buyers and sellers to enjoy percent prices and growth that cushion any blow, armed with the right moves.


Regular forecasts and inflation affect the true value of real estate assets constantly. However, in a slow market, one where selling is more difficult than buying, you can survive the phase by focusing on the dos and don’ts identified and recommended by the experts. The strategies enable any agent or individual buyer or seller to deal with the meandering market trends. A slow market is volatile; prices sink one moment and rise the next.


Surviving in a slow market is all about keeping the right perspective. If you are a seller in a slow market, once you realize that the value of your property has depreciated, you need to network and plan. As a seller in a slow market, you should take the opportunity to upgrade the property. You could consider renovations and restructuring. A simple coat of paint makes all the difference to the exteriors or the home. The slow market phase can be capitalized on by enhancing the value of the property. As a seller, it is best to use this time to upgrade, rather than rush into a sale.


The phase could also be used to network extensively. This is a time where decisions need to be made with a long-term perspective. You need to increase the physical appeal of your home. Today, buyers look for stained carpets and chipped walls, and nothing skips their attention. Every buyer welcomes cosmetic makeovers. New carpets and replaced sinks and retiled bathrooms close deals.


In the case of buyers, a slow market works. With depreciated rates, the slow market is a buyer’s market. With a little care before shoveling the deal, you can save a lot of extra money and use it in styling the home. The home improvement steps taken by a seller is a good investment for both, the buyer and the seller. However, while one has to wait a while, the other needs to close a quick deal. The agents on the other hand benefit during a slow market if they represent the buyer, but only after the market trend shifts if he or she represents the seller.


Surviving in a slow market calls for using the phase to your benefit. It hardly matters which side of the ship you are on. Port and starboard, both call for strategy and planning. One way or the other, deals do come through, slow market or not. The real estate market is very unpredictable and volatile. Investments need to be made wisely. You can survive any market trend by paying heed to the abundance of advice available online and offline, 24×7.


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If you would like to take advantage of the market and learn how to invest in real estate and you are local to the Dallas Fort Worth area, I know a really great teacher and mentor here in Arlington Texas. Please take a look at his web site:, Dennis has a great Mentoring and training program, I know because I am one of his former students. I learned a lot from his one on one teaching technique. – Michael Harman 817-457-7572

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