Buyers are seeing relief in the housing market after years of double-digit percentage growth in the west coast housing market. Nationally, the story is that year-over-year home sales dropped by 11.6%.
In west coast markets, RE/MAX agents are reporting home sales are down nearly 20% in August and September, marking a shift from the days of multiple offers and crazy escalations that Seattle, San Francisco and other hot markets have become accustomed to.
Our broker, John Manning, was quoted in the Forbes article. “There’s a healthy correction to the ‘red hot’ sellers’ market last spring with its multiple offers, low inventories, waived contingencies, and frustrated buyers,” Manning notes. “Sellers are realizing that it may take weeks or months to sell their home and to be competitive, they may need to make property improvements, invest in staging and marketing. Buyers are awakening to the fact they have more choice and purchasing power.”
If you’re on the market for a home or interested in selling, we’re happy to give you a free expert consultation. Our team of brokers helps buyers and sellers all over Seattle and the Puget Sound area, from Everett to Tacoma. Give us a call at 206-965-8205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.