Last year was a challenging year in real estate given the shortage of homes on the market, locally, compounded by high borrowing costs, but the good news is that 2024 has started off with a significant recharge in activity here in the Petaluma area.

“A significant bounce back in market interest and new year sales has my phone ringing at a level I haven’t seen in many months,” says Timo. “It’s extremely encouraging for buyers and sellers.”

“I’m optimistic that this positive turn in the housing market marks a new chapter, though tight housing supply is something that we will continue to deal with here in the south county. Petaluma’s growth boundary protects the sprawl that shapes other communities, which makes this all the more desirable as a place to live.” According to industry specialists, California’s state housing market

is expected to rebound due, largely to a cooling inflation of mortgage rates. Forecasts call for an increase of 22.0 percent in existing, single-family home sales compared to last year.

Looking for a deal in the Bay Area and surrounding region this year? According to date, cities which may see home price declines up to -7.8% by the end of the year include Santa Rosa, Ukiah, San Francisco, Clearlake and Napa. “Whatever housing-related move you make this year, it’s more important than ever to consult with an experienced real estate professional to gain deeper insight into the market dynamics,” says Timo. “Petaluma and surrounding areas in Sonoma County remain a complex market with an imbalance between supply and demand. Although this continues to drive pricing, the area is still known for

competitive pricing when compared to most all of the other Bay Area counties.”

Managing pricing expectations is key. “My sellers work with me to grasp the accurate value of their properties, as opposed to over-inflating and having a home sit on the market,” says Timo. “Likewise, it is vital for buyers to be fully prepared, know what they can afford and be flexible

in a multiple-offer scenario.” Well priced homes in great condition generally sell fast. “If you’re thinking of selling your home this year, let’s talk about what you can do now to prepare your property for the market,” Timo says. “In a world where technology is fast and faceless, the value

of transparency, explanation, empathy and patience during a real estate transaction remains a core element of the Rivetti Team’s service.

Communication is key. And Timo loves to listen, talk strategy, pivot and negotiate in a fast-changing market. Call him today at 707 - 477 - 8396.

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Timo Rivetti has been serving his clients with a highly individualized service tailored to specific needs and requirements since 1998. Unparalleled knowledge and expertise in the region is invaluable when it comes to buying and selling real estate. Hiring an agent who knows the area inside out makes all the difference in a competitive market. Timo and his team of experienced professionals work with each and every client to find and secure the perfect property at the best price, with all of the required amenities in the right neighborhood. When it’s time to make a move, call Timo.

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I cannot say enough about my incredible experience with Timo and his assistant Renee. I am 22 years old and had a dream of buying a house in westside Petaluma. Most people would say that is impossible, well not if you have Timo on your side! Timo walked me through the process and made me feel so comfortable and confident throughout the whole process. Timo truly had my back and did the impossible and I now am a proud owner of a house in west side Petaluma. I will be using Timo for any purchase or sell I ever have, and I recommend you do the same. Thank you again Timo! Together we “Made History”


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