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Dont Wait To Sell Your House

Dont Wait To Sell Your House | Simplifying The Market

Were in the ultimate sellers market right now. If youre a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in todays housing market. High buyer demand paired with very few houses for sale makes this the optimal time to sell for those who are ready to do so. Whatever the move you want to make looks like, heres an overview of whats creating the prime opportunity to sell this summer.

High Buyer Demand

Demand is strong, and buyers are actively searching for homes to purchase. In the Realtors Confidence Index Survey published monthly by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), buyer traffic is considered very strong in almost every state. Homebuyers arent just great in number right now theyre also determined to find their dream home. NAR shows the average home for sale today receives five offers from hopeful buyers. These increasingly frequent bidding wars can drive up the price of your house, which is why high demand from competitive homebuyers is such a win for this summers sellers.

Low Inventory of Houses for Sale

Purchaser demand is so high, the market is running out of available homes for sale. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at, explains:

For most sellers listing sooner rather than later could really pay off with less competition from other sellers and potentially a higher sales price Theyll also avoid some big unknowns lurking later in the year, namely another possible surge in COVID cases, rising interest rates and the potential for more sellers to enter the market.

NAR alsorevealsthat unsold inventory sits at a 2.4-months supply at the current sales pace. This is far lower than the historical norm of a 6.0-months supply. Homes are essentially selling as fast as theyre hitting the market. Below is a graph of the existing inventory of single-family homes for sale:Dont Wait To Sell Your House | Simplifying The MarketAt the same time, homebuilders are increasing construction this year, but they cant keep up with the growing demand. While reporting on the inventory of newly constructed homes, the U.S. Census Bureau notes:

The seasonallyadjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of April was 316,000. This represents a supply of 4.4 months at the current sales rate.

What Does This Mean for You?

If youre thinking of putting your house on the market, dont wait.A seller will always negotiate the best deal when demand is high and supply is low.Thats exactly whats happening in the real estate market today.

Bottom Line

As vaccine rollouts progress and we continue to see the economy recover, more houses will come to the market. Dont wait for the competition in your neighborhood to increase. If youre ready to make a move, now is the time to sell. Lets connect today to get your house listed at this optimal moment in time.

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