Are you thinking of selling your home and worried about the timing? Now is the perfect time to sell real estate! Here’s why:
Our market is currently a seller’s market. A seller’s market exists when buyer demand is higher than inventory available. Historically low rates have qualified buyers searching for homes. Lower rates, and thus lower payments, means buyers can qualify for more than they could previously. Lower payments make buyers more comfortable making those payments, so the demand to purchase property is high. Many buyers are entering the market for the first time, yet many others are seeking investments and second homes like never before.
What does this mean for potential sellers entering the market? It means you can get top dollar for your home this fall! Housing inventory is down, as many sellers have put off listing during the pandemic. Buyer demand is driving home and land prices up. In our area, most homes are receiving 3-5 offers in record time. If your home is priced and presented right, it will sell and often at or above list. That doesn’t mean homes will sell for any price you choose, it must still appraise for contract price. However, it does mean that your time on the market can be greatly reduced. The expectation is that this trend will continue through the end of the year as buyers seek to close by the end of the year. If you’d like tips on how we can help you sell during these trying times, you can read more here!
Currently in our local market, we are seeing that historically low interest rates are driving buyer demand, while inventory of listings is down.
What does that mean to you?
For the buyers: Houses are selling quickly, competition among buyers is causing multiple offer situations on many properties, and prices are rising. Low rates are making buying a home possible for the first time for many consumers, and allowing dreams of second homes and vacation properties to come true for many others. Now is a prime time to buy a home, and if you find a home your in love with, act quickly because chances are someone else has their eye on it too.
For the sellers : Inventory is down as many homeowners are holding out listing their home at this time. Our area does not have the months of inventory that we had even a year ago. Sellers who list their homes are experiencing positive results. Buyers demand is up, and prices are increasing accordingly. It is a seller’s market at this time.
CLICK the link above to watch the Houston Association of Realtor’s July 2020 market Report for the greater Lake Conroe Area.
Lake Conroe Area July 2020 Real Estate market report