How Are Sellers in the Current Market REALLY Doing?

How Are Sellers in the Current Market REALLY Doing? With a low supply of homes for sale, sellers find sales happen quickly and fetch higher and higher offers. According to a new survey conducted with 1,600 homeowners, here are some statistics to showcase how the real estate market, nationally, is doing.

In the past six months, 82% of listings, or 8 out of 10 properties, sold for list price or higher. Plus 1 in 10 had no showings before contract signing, and 1 in 4 had 5 showings or less. 

What’s more, homes are selling faster too: 25% of home sellers said they had 5 or fewer showings before finding a buyer. 26% had between 6 and 10 showings before selling. Nearly 10% say they had no in-person showings at all and still sold their home due in part to the uptick in virtual tours that have been increased during the pandemic.

In April, almost 9 out of 10 homes sold were on the market for less than a month, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

27% of sellers surveyed say they accepted offers $10,000 or even $20,000 higher than their requested sales price, according to the same seller survey.

Sellers expect more than just the best price from offers lately. Many sellers in the survey said they refused to consider offers with any contingencies or other strings-attached: 28% required all-cash payments, no contingencies, and 30 days or less to close, and 14% opted to sell their home “as is.”

Source: “How Are Sellers in the Current Market REALLY Doing?” Homes .com 

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