Sellers Are Ready To Enter the Housing Market…
If the expert’s forecast is correct, that is good news for buyers interested in real estate in Panama City Beach or along the Emerald Coast. For those buyers that have lost out on multiple beach homes, the thought of more inventory gives them hope!
If you have been following our blog, we continue to talk about the seller’s market we are experiencing. And if you are a seller and are wondering about waiting too long to put your beach house or beach condo on the market, it is worth considering that your house or condo may have more competition; and what impact that will have when you decide to sell.
Sellers Are Ready To Enter the Housing Market
One of the biggest questions in real estate today is, “When will sellers return to the housing market?” An ongoing shortage of home supply has created a hyper-competitive environment for hopeful buyers, leading to the ultimate sellers’ market. However, as the economy continues to improve and more people get vaccinated, more sellers may finally be in sight.
The Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) by Fannie Mae recently noted the percentage of consumer respondents who say it’s a good time to sell a home increased from 61% to 67%. Doug Duncan, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae, indicates:
“Consumer positivity regarding home-selling conditions nearly matched its all-time high.” (See graph below):
Fannie Mae isn’t the only expert group noticing a rise in the percentage of people thinking about selling. George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com, shares:
“The results of a realtor.com survey . . . showed that one-in-ten homeowners plans to sell this year, with 63 percent of those, looking to list in the next 6 months. Just as encouragingly, close to two-thirds of sellers plan to sell their homes at prices under $350,000, which would offer a tremendous boost to affordable housing for first-time buyers.”
If you’re considering selling your house, don’t wait for more competition to pop up in your neighborhood. Let’s connect today to explore the benefits of selling your house now before more homes come to the market.
Do you have further questions regarding making a winning offer? To learn more, reach out to our team. With two office locations, Life’s A Beach Real Estate located in Panama City Beach. And Life’s A Beach Luxury Real Estate located in Destin. We are here to answer your questions and help you find your piece of paradise.