Bidding Wars

Dated: 02/01/2018

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Bidding Wars Abound... How Long Will They Continue?

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

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 is the time to do so before more competition comes this spring. Our current market situation will allow you to get the highest price in the least amount of time- as long as your house is priced right and marketed well. Let’s get together to determine the demand for your house in our area and determine your net proceeds.

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Colorado Springs Real Estate professional -Christine Sullivan

Christine is a motivated realtor specializing in listings in the Colorado Front Range and new home buyers located in the following areas;Colorado SpringsMonument and surrounding areas. Christine Sullivan uses advanced internet marketing to insure your property gets maximum exposure and will give you a professional edge needed to navigate today's housing market. For help with buying or selling a property call 1-719 660-5801

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Christine Sullivan

I arrived in Colorado Springs for a quick vacation in 1993 and within a few days I knew that this is where I belong! I transferred from the college I had just started attending in Orange County, CA an....

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