Monday, February 7, 2022 / by Raj Jaggi
Many homeowners are assessing their options and deciding whether or not to sell their property in today's sellers' market. If you're in that group, you're probably weighing factors like the ongoing health crisis, rising mortgage rates, and your own shifting requirements to figure out when the ideal moment is to relocate.
Looking back over the last few years, it's evident that today's consumers are quite upbeat. The graph below depicts the percentage of poll respondents who believe now is a good time to sell a home, and their optimism is growing. The large fall in the middle of the graph shows how consumer mood about selling fell at the start of the pandemic as fears about the health crisis and its consequences grown. The good news is that the trend is still improving, and people are becoming more confident about selling their homes as time goes on.
In fact, survey respondents believe that it is a better time to sell a house than it was before the health crisis. According to the most recent survey data, we're at one of the highest peaks in seller sentiment since March of 2019, with highs of 77 percent of respondents believing it's a good time to sell just twice before in June and October of 2021.
“The average home for sale is receiving 3.8 offers today, up from 3.3 offers just one year ago.”