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How's the Market?

How Is the Market? 

 
The question, "How's the market?" is the Real Estate equivalent of, "How's the weather?" And just like the weather, the state of the real estate market is constantly changing.  

 
One sale can change the market 

One sale can change everything. Two years ago, one multi-family sale in the area changed what four other multi-family dwellings could sell for instantly. As soon as the first multi-family building was sold, the four other multi-family properties came onto the market for a similar price and ultimately sold as well, thus changing the market significantly.  

 
But really, how's the market? 

To answer the question of "How's the market?" It's essential to analyze and understand market conditions and trends. Real Estate professionals look at a variety of data points, including  

  • Interest rates 

  • Number of active listings 

  • Number of pending listings in relation to active listings 

  • Median sale price of recent sales 

  • Median days on the market 

  • Affordability index 

  • List to sell price ratios 

  

REALTORS also consider economic conditions, such as inflation and unemployment rates, which can impact demand. Speaking of demand, the most basic economic principle is that when something is in short supply in relation to the demand, prices will rise. Conversely, when the supply is higher than the demand, prices will lower. It is important for you to know the current supply and demand trends in your area. 

 The monthly supply and absorption rate are also crucial data points to consider. The rate helps determine how many properties are on the market and how long they would take to sell.  

With this information, real estate professionals can advise Buyers and Sellers of the current market conditions and analyze trends for the future outlook and advise whether the market is prime for their unique individual needs. 

 
Always work with a REALTOR. 

When it comes to the real estate market, it's important to note that the state of the market can vary depending on the region or neighborhood you are in and can shift quickly.  What may be true in one area may not be accurate in another.  

 The best way to determine current market conditions is by having a real estate professional who is knowledgeable about the specific area and can provide the most accurate information to help Buyers and Sellers achieve their real estate goals. 

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