This Spring, There Are 2 Things Sellers Should Know

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Mar 8, 2023 01:42 PM

by: Nick Barta, Loan Originator, Security First Financial

A lot has changed over the past year, and you might be wondering what’s in store for the spring housing market. If you’re planning to sell your house this season, here’s what real estate experts are saying you should keep in mind.


1. Houses That Are Priced Right Are Still Selling


Houses that are updated and priced at their current market value are still selling. Jeff Tucker, Senior Economist at Zillowsays:


“. . . sellers who price and market their home competitively shouldn’t have a problem finding a buyer.”


The need to price your house right is so important today because the market has changed so much over the past year. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.comexplains:


“With a smaller pool of buyers today and more competition from other homes on the market, homesellers will likely need to adjust their price expectations in the market this spring.”


While this spring housing market is different than last year’s, sellers with proper expectations who lean on a real estate expert for the best advice on pricing their house well are still finding success. And that’s great news if you’re thinking about selling.


2. Buyers Are Still Out There


As mortgage rates have risen and remain volatile, some buyers have pressed pause on their plans. But there are still plenty of reasons people are buying homes today. Lisa Sturtevant, Chief Economist at Bright MLSspells out the mindset of today’s buyers:


“For some buyers, higher mortgage rates simply means buying a home is out of the question unless home prices fall. For others, higher mortgage rates will be a hurdle but ultimately will not keep them from getting back into the market after sitting on the sidelines for months.”


That’s why, if you’re interested in selling your house this spring, it’s helpful to work with a real estate agent who can help connect you with those buyers who are ready to purchase a home.


Bottom Line


There are still clear opportunities for sellers this spring. If you’re wondering if it’s the right time to make a move, let’s connect today.



The information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are not intended to be construed as investment advice. Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc and Keeping Current Matters, Inc. do not guarantee or warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained herein. Nothing herein should be construed as investment advice. You should always conduct your own research and due diligence and obtain professional advice before making any investment decision. Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc and Keeping Current Matters, Inc. will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on the information or opinions contained herein.


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“Realtor.com® February Housing Report: More Choices for Buyers as Inventory Recovery Continues at Breakneck Speed.” Media | Move, Inc., news.move.com/2023-03-02-Realtor-com-R-February-Housing-Report-More-Choices-for-Buyers-as-Inventory-Recovery-Continues-at-Breakneck-Speed.

Smart, Tim. “Pending Home Sales Crush Estimates, Rise 8.1% in January.” US News & World Report, 27 Feb. 2023, www.usnews.com/news/economy/articles/2023-02-27/pending-home-sales-crush-estimates-rise-8-1-in-january.

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