It’s easy to see that King County real estate is following the national trend right now. There are fewer homes on the market than just a few weeks ago and, definitely, from a few months ago. The peak of the competition was back in the last week of July when there were 14,639 homes on the market.
This week, we’re about ready to cross the line below 12,000 homes for sale with the number standing at 12,119. The number of King County homes for sale should drop back below 12,000 by next week or the week after. Plan on it.
It would be great to get back below the the 10,000 mark as we did back at the beginning of this year.
Many people think this time of year isn’t a good time to sell a home. With the lower number of homes for sale, meaning less competition for buyers, what do you think?
Everyone who has wanted to sell on Seattle’s eastside in the last few years seems wants to sell in the next 60 days, including me.
I know some home sellers Angie Bondurant, my business partner, and I will be representing have been madly getting their homes ready to sell. I bet contractors on Seattle’s eastside are busier than they’ve been in a long time. The contractor I use has gone from working on a rental home I plan to sell to a client’s home. As home seller wanna-bes, we’re all in the same boat, scrambling to meet the looming deadline of April 30th. We’re hoping to catch that home buyer who wants to get the benefit of the 2010 home buyer tax credit. (By the way, I don’t think the market will fall apart after April 30th, 2010, but those thoughts will be for another post)
Right now, the number of homes and condos for sale in King County is doing it’s normal spring time creep up (yes, it’s spring here in Seattle). So far, the number of properties for sale isn’t unusually high.
In some of the Seattle-eastside neighborhoods where I’ve sold a lot of homes and which I blog about, I’ve talked about the fact that there are fewer homes on the market. I think that may be changing and I am wondering if others are experiencing the same thing.
Are other Realtors seeing the same thing happening with their business?
Do you have more homes coming up for sale in the next 60 days?
Do you expect to sell more homes or condos in the next 60 days because of the tax credit?
Are home owners seeing more “For Sale” signs popping up in their neighborhoods?