What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market
A Look at the Raleigh Durham Real Estate Market
If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your Raleigh Durham 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 nationally. When we break it down to a more local Raleigh Durham market we are looking at a way smaller month supply…0.7% as of February 2021!
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 in the Raleigh Durham real estate market, 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. There are so many multiple offer situations in the triangle that the average Raleigh Durham area are selling for an average of 100.5% of their list price. Keep in mind this is an average with many homes selling 10-20k above their initial listed price. Whoa.. talk about a super sellers market here in Raleigh Durham.
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 in Raleigh Durham 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. Contact us today to get an idea of what your home is worth in today! We would be honored to be your Raleigh Durham realtors.
Zach & Cindi Honeycutt, Realtors, Movil Realty, 919-730-0777