What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

Home prices are appreciating in today’s sellers’ market.  Making your home available over the coming weeks will give you the most exposure to buyers who will actively compete against each other to purchase it.  Let’s connect to discuss your situation.

 If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the ultimate sellers’ market and the optimal time to make sure your house is available for buyers who are looking for homes to purchase.

The latest Existing Home Sales Report from The National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows the inventory of houses for sale is still astonishingly low, sitting at just a 2-month supply at the current sales pace.

Historically, a 6-month supply is necessary for a ‘normal’ or ‘neutral’ market in which there are enough homes available for active buyers (See graph below):What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market | MyKCMWhen the supply of houses for sale is as low as it is right now, it’s much harder for buyers to find homes to purchase. As a result, competition among purchasers rises and more bidding wars take place, making it essential for buyers to submit very attractive offers.

As this happens, home prices rise and sellers are in the best position to negotiate deals that meet their ideal terms. If you put your house on the market while so few homes are available to buy, it will likely get a lot of attention from hopeful buyers.

Today, there are many buyers who are ready, willing, and able to purchase a home. Low mortgage rates and a year filled with unique changes have prompted buyers to think differently about where they live – and they’re taking action. The supply of homes for sale is not keeping up with this high demand, making now the optimal time to sell your house.

Bottom Line

Home prices are appreciating in today’s sellers’ market. Making your home available over the coming weeks will give you the most exposure to buyers who will actively compete against each other to purchase it.

Don’t forget to check out our latest market reports!

By |2021-04-20T12:04:02-04:00March 30, 2021|55+, Real Estate Articles, Sellers|

About the Author:

I’m Joe Peters, a twenty-plus-year real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. I work with people that want to buy or sell a home (or both) in Hunterdon or Somerset County, NJ. Clients rely on me for in-depth market and neighborhood insights and smooth real estate transactions. My access to big data through Coldwell Banker, plus current technology and marketing skills, give clients a unique advantage.
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