Bidding Wars Abound…How long will they continue?


Bidding Wars Abound… How Long Will They Continue?

Bidding Wars Abound… How Long Will They Continue? | MyKCM

Bidding wars abound!!

Just like with any product or service, the law of supply and demand impacts home prices. Any time that there is less supply than the market demands, prices increase.

In many areas of the country, the supply of homes for sale in the starter and trade-up home markets is so low that bidding wars have ensued, and the busy spring-buying season is just around the corner.

CoreLogic recently conducted an analysis on national home prices at the time of sale for their January 2018 MarketPulse Report and found that a third of homes sold for at least list price.

“The share selling above list price was almost three times the trough in January 2008 and represented more than one-fifth of total sales.”

Many markets in the western part of the country and around major cities are experiencing higher shares of homes selling above list price.

“San Francisco had the largest share of homes—76 percent—that sold for at least the list price, and Seattle and Los Angeles followed with 63 and 51 percent, respectively. Miami had the lowest share—16 percent—of homes selling at or above the list price.”

Increased demand during the spring and summer months, the traditionally busier seasons for real estate, will no doubt influence how many homes continue to sell over list price.

This should not be seen by sellers as permission to overprice their homes, though. Buyers are becoming more and more educated, especially those who have been searching for their dream homes for a while now while waiting for new inventory to come to market.

Realtor.com gives this advice:

“Aim to price your property at or just slightly below the going rate. Today’s buyers are highly informed, so if they sense they’re getting a deal, they’re likely to bid up a property that’s slightly underpriced, especially in areas with low inventory.”

Bottom Line

Without a large wave of new listings coming to market, buyers will continue competing with each other for the homes that are available. If you are thinking of selling your home, now may be the time to do so before more competition comes this spring. Let’s get together to determine the demand for your house in our area.

Give me a call today!

Rosemarie Rivicci

NYS Associate Broker

Barbara Corregano RE

917-846-5795

Bidding wars abound!!

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RealtorRose

I am a NYS Licensed Associate Broker affiliated with Barbara Corregano Real Estate. As a full service realtor I will be with you every step of the way from our first meeting to the last, the final closing of your property! The wishes and desires of my clients are a priority to me. With 92% of buyers and sellers starting their search on the Internet, my marketing strategy is heavily focused on just that! As a native Staten Islander I know all the nooks and crannies of the Island and pass that knowledge on to everyone I am working with. A professional with expert negotiating skills and a keen knowledge of the real estate market is someone you want on your side of the real estate transaction. I pride myself in going above and beyond and giving you the customer service you deserve. Feel free to see what your Staten Island home is worth, search for homes in Staten Island or contact me for questions or assistance at 917-846-5795

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