A short reminder post on supply and demand in real estate.
The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by supply and demand. If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases.
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring.
As an example, here is what happened to housing inventory at the beginning of 2017:
Putting your home on the market now instead of waiting for increased competition in the spring might make a lot of sense.
Buyers in the market during the winter months are truly motivated purchasers. They want to buy now. With limited inventory currently available in most markets, sellers are in a great position to negotiate.
You’ll still want to check in with a professional
If you’re considering listing your home or a property now, especially in the competitive Seattle market, you’ll want to check in with your trusted Metropolist broker.