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):When
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.
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.