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  • The #1 Reason to List Your House Today

    Friday, December 29, 2017   /   by Carl Gentile

    The #1 Reason to List Your House Today

    Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that there will be more buyers than there are during the winter months and, therefore, their house will sell quicker and for a higher price.

    Historically, this made sense. However, today’s real estate market is not following the rules of the past.

    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) measures buyer “foot traffic” each month. It receives data on the number of properties shown to a prospective purchaser by a Realtor® (based on the number of lockboxes used). The data reveals the number of buyers out actively looking for a home, not just window shopping on the internet. NAR explains:

    “Foot traffic has a strong correlation with future contracts and home sales, so it can be viewed as a peek ahead at sales trends two to three months into the future.”

    According to the latest Foot Traffic Report, buyer traffic is greater now than it was during this year’s spring market and there are more buyers out now than at any other time in the last five years (March of 2012).

    The chart below shows that buyer activity over the last three months (blue bars) was greater than it was during this past spring market (green bars).


    Bottom Line

    If you are waiting for next spring to list your home because you think that’s when the buyers will be out in force, perhaps you should reconsider. Buyers are out right now!


    About Carl Gentile
    Carl Gentile is a top producing real estate professional in Jupiter, Florida as seen on HGTV, top agent magazine, the expert network and more. Ranked top 3% of realtors nationwide. If you are interested in selling your home or buying a new home, contact Carl Gentile at carl@carlgentile.com 

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