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Buyer Demand in Today's Market

The real estate market is always changing! Questions have emerged about the impact of mortgage rates on buyer demand. Interestingly, a closer look at the data reveals a few surprises. While the current housing market may not mirror the frenzied pace of the COVID 'unicorn' years, there is still a notable and resilient demand from eager buyers.

Let's take a closer look.


Showing Traffic Indicates Strong Interest

One key metric shedding light on the sustained interest from buyers is the ShowingTime Showing Index. This index measures the frequency of home tours, providing a tangible indicator of buyer engagement. Despite changes in mortgage rates, showing traffic remains robust, showcasing that prospective buyers are actively exploring the market.


Sellers Receiving Multiple Offers

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) data underscores the vibrancy of the current market. Sellers, on average, are receiving 2.5 offers on their homes this year. This figure is not only a testament to the enduring buyer demand but also suggests a competitive environment where multiple offers are not uncommon. While homes may linger on the market slightly longer than during the peak 'unicorn' years, they continue to sell at a faster pace compared to the last "normal years".


Fast Sales and Eager Buyers

Homes selling quickly is a positive sign for sellers, indicating that there's a pool of eager buyers ready to make a move. The market dynamics, with multiple offers and relatively shorter days on the market, present an opportune time for those looking to sell their homes.

The Takeaway

For those contemplating a home sale, the current market conditions present opportunities. Sellers can navigate the selling process with confidence, knowing that buyer demand is alive and well. To make the most of these conditions, let's connect so I can provide valuable insights and guide you through a successful home-selling journey.

The data indicates that you haven't missed the chance to capitalize on a market where eager buyers are ready to make their move. Let's take advantage of buyer demand and make your real estate dreams a reality!




Content by Kelly Preschler Sedona Realtor®

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