Monday, April 27, 2020 / by Staci Powell
What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do?
Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic. If you’ve had a major life change recently, whether with your job or your family situation, you may be in a position where you need to sell your home – and fast. While you probably feel like timing with the current pandemic isn’t on your side, making a move is still possible. Rest assured, with technology at your side and fewer sellers on the market in most areas, you can list your house and make it happen safely and effectively, especially when following the current COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
You may have a new baby, a new employment situation, a parent who moved in with you, you just built a home that’s finally ready to move into, or some other ...
Saturday, April 11, 2020 / by Elissa Tran
Now that we are almost a month into COVID-19 here in Utah lets take a look at what we are seeing in the market and how homes sales are being impacted.
Here is some data to show what we are seeing just this past month. The following reports show you where we were last year and where we are this year.
This report is showing a steady increase in active listings since the 16th of March. While more and more homes are being listed each day, we still do not have as many homes listed as we did this time last year, but if we stay on the path and increase at the same rate, this time next month we will far surpass the number of active listings as last year. As a buyer, this will allow you to have more homes to choose from when picking your home and as a seller more competition. However, we are still only at 3.3 months of inventory showing we are still in a seller's market.
We have seen a downwa ...
Sunday, April 5, 2020 / by Elissa Tran
5 Questions Sellers Have about the Market during the Coronavirus Outbreak: ANSWERED
There are so many questions and concerns amid the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. The real estate market is especially hard hit and sellers are concerned. Real estate at its core is a people business. It relies on person-to-person interaction and the coronavirus necessarily limits this contact. As the spring selling season gets started, home sellers will have questions and it’s important to acknowledge concerns and offer practical advice and concrete information to help sellers make the best decision for themselves and their families.
1. Should I still try and sell my home? – Of course, there are many aspects to this question. First and foremost, the health concerns of the sellers’ family have to be taken into consideration. Unless absolutely necessary, the elderly and those with underlying health issues should not allow unnecessary people into thei ...
Monday, June 17, 2019 / by The Workman Team
Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.
1. Demand Is Strong
The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other for the same home.
Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.
2. There Is Less Competition Now
Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed for a normal housing market. This means that, in most of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers.
Historically, the average number of years a homeowner stayed in his or her home was six, but that number has hovered between nine and ten years since 2011. Many homeowners h ...
Friday, May 10, 2019 / by The Workman Team
A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]
An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and what those differences are doing to prices!
Inventory continues to rise in the luxury and premium home markets which is causing prices to cool.
Demand continues to rise with lower-than-normal inventory levels in the starter and trade-up home markets, causing prices to rise on a year-over-year basis for 85 consecutive months.