Top Reason To List Your House For Sale Now

Dated: 01/05/2016

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If you are giving any serious thought to listing your house for sale in 2016, here is the #1 reason not to wait!

Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For Sale

11,519 homes. Remember that number, because it's a BIG one (or technically a very, very SMALL one). Currently in the Twin Cities there are only 11,519 homes for sale, 19.3% fewer than one year ago (when there were 14,274) and far below the high of over 36,000 in mid-2007. 11,519 is the lowest number of active homes for sale in the Twin Cities at any point in the last 12 years - yes you read that right, t-w-e-l-v-e. Sellers, what are you waiting for? With interest rates showing signs of finally rising and inventory at its 12-year low, you may be staring your "perfect storm" right between the eyes.

The National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun recently commented on the inventory shortage:

“While feedback from REALTORS® continues to suggest healthy levels of buyer interest, available listings that are move-in ready and in affordable price ranges remain hard to come by for many would-be buyers.”

The latest Existing Home Sales Report shows that there is currently a 5.1-month supply of homes for sale nationally, and locally that figure is a shocking 2.8-month supply - also at a 12-year low just like the number of active homes for sale. Keep in mind that a 6-month supply is considered necessary for a normal, balanced market and we're well below that figure both locally and nationally.

The chart below details the year-over-year inventory shortages experienced in 2015 on a national level (for local stats contact me):

Housing Supply Year-Over-Year | Keeping Current Matters

Anything less than a six-month supply is considered a “Seller’s Market”. Again, locally we're sitting at a historically low 2.8-month supply. Add to that the Twin Cities median home sales price is up 7.3% from last year and 12.3% from 2013, and the data just keeps getting better.

Bottom Line

Meet with a local real estate professional who can show you the supply and overall market conditions in your city and neighborhood and assist you in gaining access to the buyers who are ready, willing and able to buy your house now!

My job as an agent is to represent you and your interests and do my best to protect you along the way. If you’re considering a home sale, now or in the future, please reach out to me. There are many ways my team and I can lower your stress and help you sell your house (and find a great new home too):

Contact Steve at, call him at 952.223.0900 or follow him on Twitter @SteveFiorella.

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Steve Fiorella

While spending his days in technology sales, Steve realized that his love for helping people and friendly bantering skills would better shine in the then-booming housing market. He began as a New Home....

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