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Is Now a Good Time to Sell? NAR Says Yes.

Selling your home at just the right time is crucial, it can impact the speed of sale or even the asking price. Fortunately, we have tools and resources to help us make sense of the real estate market. One of the most notable is the National Association of Realtors (NAR), with more than 1.1 millions members dedicated to all aspects of the real estate industry.

Each month, the National Association of Realtors is responsible for a Confidence Index. It gauges home buying demand in relation to supply. The data is submitted by over 50,000 real estate professionals. The first study of this year showed that demand for housing is strong, and is likely to hold throughout 2018. The image below highlights demand across the country, with just a few pockets indicating ‘weak’ demand.
 

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The NAR also puts out an Existing Homes Sales Report, here are some of the key takeaways:

  • In January, properties sold nationally were typically on the market for 42 days.
  • 43% of properties were on the market for less than a month when sold.
  • Total housing inventory rose 4.1% from December to 1.52 million homes available for sale.
  • Unsold inventory is 9.5% lower than a year ago

This indicates now may be a good time to sell your home, you can leverage buyers who are ready willing and able. Inventory of homes for sale across the country is lower than normal market supply making it ideal to capitalize. Working with a real estate professional, like our team here are The Daniels Group, is a great way to ensure your next real estate transaction is well timed.

*All article information and images courtesy of simplifyingthemarket.com

For more on this subject read our recent blog, “Preparing to Move? Consider These Questions!

Thinking of buying or selling a home in the La Jolla area? As consistent top producers in real estate, Linda Daniels and The Daniels Group are your La Jolla housing specialists. Our team of local experts will ensure that you have a successful real estate transaction. Call us today at (858) 361-5561.