Many of the dynamics seen in 2021 will carry through into next year’s housing market, but at a much less frenzied pace.
As remote work becomes a more permanent, widespread option, Millennials are taking advantage and entering the real estate market.
We’re ready for another seller’s market. Like last year, there isn’t time to waste—contact us to start planning now!
What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know About the 2022 Housing Market
In the final few weeks of 2021, both home buyers and sellers look forward to what lies ahead in 2022. We can help build your strategy to stay competitive! Don’t wait for the real estate market to heat up during the spring and summer. Here’s what you need to know to get ahead of the competition next year.
First-time home buyers can overcome the challenging market
As a seller, you have to consider which home renovations are worth spending the additional time and money on before you list.
The local market is starting to shift towards buyers, so now is the time to sell your home before prices flatten out.
Lean on our expertise to determine which projects will increase your return on investment—we have the seller resources you need to enhance your home sale.
Does Your Home’s Right Buyer Want a Move-in Ready Home?
Many sellers are wondering whether they should sell their homes as-is (without any improvements) or delay listing their properties to complete some renovations. With the upcoming market shift, it’s important for sellers to consider which improvements are worth spending additional time on before listing. And while there is no surefire answer, we always recommend relying on your listing agent’s expertise to navigate the home-selling process.
Your listing agent should have insight into the right buyers for your particular home, so consult with them to ensure your property is catering to its target market. According to Rocket Mortgage, the average price of a move-in ready property is $250,495, compared to the discounted $199,819 price tag of the average fixer-upper. So if you’re a homeowner wondering if renovations will attract more buyers, the answer is that it really depends on how much time and effort you want to put in. And while we can’t predict what every buyer’s preference will be, we do have some strategies to determine if certain projects are worth the selling delay.
Selling your home is a chance to maximize your equity, so you owe it to yourself to find the perfect listing agent.
Searching for a listing agent is just as important as your home search, so make sure to meet with at least three candidates before making a decision.
We’re telling you the must-ask questions to track down a listing agent—and now, you can put our team to the test when you list your home with us!
Home Sellers, Don’t Settle For Second Best
Many sellers are under the impression that any listing agent can sell their home instantly for the best possible price—but that’s simply not the case. Did you know that 77% of home sellers only contact one agent before listing their home? When it comes to trusting someone with your biggest investment, it’s crucial to do plenty of research to find the right fit. And you should never settle for second, which is why we recommend meeting with at least three agents before making your decision. We’ve outlined some must-ask questions to help you track down the perfect listing agent!
The month of August experienced less drastic change in its metrics. A total of 156 listings were added to the Ann Arbor housing market, only a 3.3% increase from the previous August. Properties sat on the market for an average of 17 days, which was a considerable 45.2% drop from the 31 days in August 2020. There was an 18.4% decline in the amount of sold homes, from 141 to 115 recently. The average sale price increased by 5.9% though, $476,076 versus $504,283.
Since the start of the year, 1,288 homes have been entered into the multiple listings service, and this was a 4.4% change from the 1,234 from this time last year. 915 homes have been sold thus far in comparison to the 765 earlier – a 19.6% increase. Cumulatively, the ASP rose 14.1% to $526,753 versus the $461,649 before.