Home Sellers Capitalizing On All-Time High Prices

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker BRE #01513285
Original content by Ron Cedillo BRE 01247457

If you’re looking to get the highest price possible for your house when you sell, now may be the best time ever for you to capitalize on market conditions.

According to recent data from realtor.com, the median home listing price in the United States hit $370,000 this March. That’s a 15.6 percent increase from March 2020—and the highest median home listing price on record since realtor.com started tracking prices in 2012.

One of the major causes of increasing home prices is a lack of inventory. According to realtor.com’s data, the number of homes on the market is 52 percent lower than this time last year—and each month, 117,000 fewer homes hit the market than in previous years. And not only is this lack of inventory driving up prices, but it’s also causing homes to sell faster; in today’s market, the typical home sells in 54 days—a full week faster than last year.

The Takeaway:

So, what does this mean for you? Low inventory is driving up home prices around the country. So if you’re thinking about selling your home—and want to sell it quickly and profitably—now is a great time to sell while there is little competition and strong buyer demand.

Posted by

Mike Jackson, CNE, CDPE

Broker Associate




Comments (1)

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Yes, lack of inventory and the still near record low mortgage rates fueling it all. Freddie Mac survey said this week rates dipped to 3.13% with good credit for a 30 year...still not to shabby. Rates had been increasing for the past 2 months after the record low in January of 2.65%. Jeff 😎

Apr 09, 2021 06:07 PM

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