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2 Things Sellers Need To Know This Spring

2 Things Sellers Need To Know This Spring Simplifying The Market

A lot has changed over the past year, and you might be wondering whats in store for the spring housing market. If youre planning to sell your house this season, heres what real estate experts are saying you should keep in mind.

1. Houses That Are Priced Right Are Still Selling

Houses that are updated and priced at their current market value are still selling. Jeff Tucker, Senior Economist at Zillow, says:

. . . sellers who price and market their home competitively shouldnt have a problem finding a buyer.

The need to price your house right is so important today because the market has changed so much over the past year. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, explains:

With a smaller pool of buyers today and more competition from other homes on the market, homesellers will likely need to adjust their price expectations in the market this spring.

While this spring housing market is different than last years, sellers with proper expectations who lean on a real estate expert for the best advice on pricing their house well are still finding success. And thats great news if youre thinking about selling.

2. Buyers Are Still Out There

As mortgage rates have risen and remain volatile, some buyers have pressed pause on their plans. But there are still plenty of reasons people are buying homes today. Lisa Sturtevant, Chief Economist at Bright MLS, spells out the mindset of todays buyers:

For some buyers, higher mortgage rates simply means buying a home is out of the question unless home prices fall. For others, higher mortgage rates will be a hurdle but ultimately will not keep them from getting back into the market after sitting on the sidelines for months.

Thats why, if youre interested in selling your house this spring, its helpful to work with a real estate agent who can help connect you with those buyers who are ready to purchase a home.

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