Morning Minute: Spring market brings out homebuyers and sellers

Decatur-area REALTORS® say they are seeing an uptick in the buyer and seller activity as the spring housing market thaws out after a particularly harsh winter. Glenda Williamson, owner of Glenda Williamson Realty in Decatur, told the Herald-Review that she thinks the area market will end up with a “really good year.” Read the full article, “Decatur Realtors say market warming up with spring.

What did other central Illinois REALTORS® interviewed for the article have to say about the market?

REALTOR® Carla Brinkoetter, president of Brinkoetter and Associates in Decatur, told the newspaper that she is seeing a resurgence of interest and while rising mortgage interest rates could prompt more consumers to make a move, she doesn’t expect higher rates to hinder the overall health of the housing market.

And REALTOR® Seth Goodman, owner of ME Realty in Lincoln, said as sellers head into the busier spring market they need to price their homes competitively as he is seeing more full-price, multiple offers. Read the full Herald-Review article.

In other headlines:

Flooded rental market means high rents in McHenry County- Northwest Herald

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Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.