The 1 Reason To List Your House Today

Dated: 12/19/2017

Views: 10

Image title

Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market”is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that there will be more buyers than there are during the winter months and, therefore, their house will sell quicker and for a higher price.

Historically, this made sense. However, today’s real estate market is not following the rules of the past.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) measures buyer “foot traffic” each month. It receives data on the number of properties shown to a prospective purchaser by a Realtor® (based on the number of lockboxes used). The data reveals the number of buyers out actively looking for a home, not just window shopping on the internet. NAR explains:

“Foot traffic has a strong correlation with future contracts and home sales, so it can be viewed as a peek ahead at sales trends two to three months into the future.”

According to the latest Foot Traffic Report, buyer traffic is greater now than it was during this year’s spring market and there are more buyers out now than at any other time in the last five years (March of 2012).

The chart below shows that buyer activity over the last three months (blue bars) was greater than it was during this past spring market (green bars).

The #1 Reason to List Your House Today! | Keeping Current Matters

Bottom Line

If you are waiting for next spring to list your home because you think that’s when the buyers will be out in force, perhaps you should reconsider. Buyers are out right now!

Latest Blog Posts

Apr 21 2018 50821 1

http://www.facebook.com/buyingorsellingCharlottehomes/posts

Read More

Look At Your Home Through A Buyers Eyes Making Your To Do List

Selling your home is one of the most tricky parts of owning a home, really. There are always little projects that you meant to get to and didn’t, and things that probably weren’t perfect, but

Read More

Apr 18 2018 58243 1

Mortgage Interest Rates Have Begun To Level Off 1.9KSHARES 1.7K 118 0 50 0 Whether you are a buyer searching for your first home, or a homeowner looking to move up

Read More

Apr 11 2018 50821 1

Spring listings are in full swing - homes are going under contract quickly.  Don't miss out on your perfect home, let me get you connected with one of our loan officers.  So, when you find

Read More