If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well belowhistoric norms and buyer demandis skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned about the concept of supply and demand, so we understand that the best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low and demand for that item is high. That defines today’s real estate market.
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors, recently commented:
“Contract signings inched backward once againlast month, as declines in the South and Westweighed down on overall activity.”
Yun goes on to say:
“The reason sales are falling off last year’s pace is that multiple years of inadequate supplyin markets with strong job growth have finally driven up home prices to a point where an increasing number of prospective buyers are unable to afford it.”
In this type of market, a seller may hold a major negotiating advantage when it comes to price and other aspects of the real estate transaction, including the inspection, appraisal and financing contingencies.
As a potential seller, you are in the driver’s seat right now. It might be time to hit the gas.
Author:Brian Woodhead -Skyline Team Leader Phone: 602-369-0671 Dated: September 17th 2018 Views: 111 About Brian Woodhead: Realtor Designation
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