If you speak with people about the housing market, you know that many believe that the winter months aren’t a good time to sell a home.
However, a recent report by ShowingTime reveals how this year is different. Buyer activity is way up compared to the same time last year. The report explains,
“The nation’s 12.6% growth in home showings compared to 2018 was the most significant jump in buyer traffic during the current four-month streak of year-over-year increases. The West Region saw the greatest growth in activity, with a 23.1% jump – the region’s greatest in the history of the Showing Index.”
We’re not bragging, but we haven’t been this busy in January in quite some time. We had five listing appointments last week! That’s a good at any time of the year and very unusual for right now. We’re also busy taking out buyers and making offers on their behalf that are being accepted.
It’s pretty clear that waiting for the “spring buyers’ market” may be a mistake this year. If you want to discuss your options, please let us know by contacting us at 508-568-8191 or [email protected]
Thinking about what’s next for your living situation?
Over the next few weeks, Hank will be devoting his weekly IGTV series “Morning Coffee,” to what you should consider, if you’re contemplating downsizing, upsizing or making a purchase for the first time. This past weekend the topic was downsizing. If you missed it, you can see it on our YouTube channel — Mari Sennott and Associates — where we have started to archive our video postings.
Here’s the direct link to the segment about downsizing.
The Massachusetts Legislature is currently considering a bill that would grant cities and towns the authority to implement a new sales tax on homes, H.1769, An Act supporting affordable housing with a local option for a fee to be applied to certain real estate transactions.
If enacted, H. 1769 could have a very negative effect on the Massachusetts real estate market by increasing costs associated with buying and selling homes.
We urge you to learn more about it and contact your legislators to express your concerns. Thanks.
Enjoy your week…
Mari and Hank