Market Update

Slow is not a dirty word in real estate

 Let’s talk about slowing down in real estate, and then for those interested, I have a huge market update below. 

The situation: It’s easy to feel good about real estate when the stats are glowing because there’s always something positive to share. But when a market begins to slow it can feel uncomfortable for some because all of the sudden slower stats don’t line up with the rosy narrative that’s been used to describe the market.

The reality of slowing: The market has been slowing. What I mean is right now we’re seeing more subdued price growth in many portions of the country. In other words, prices just aren’t increasing like they were in the past. This doesn’t mean the market is dull or that it’s not really competitive, but it does mean competition is more intense than actual price growth in many cases.

Main point: I wanted to mention this because it’s important to recognize when markets change so we can back away from real estate cliches that may not fit current trends. Moreover, it’s crucial to find new language to describe the market as things either speed up or slow down. My advice? Pay attention to stats and let data inform your market narrative. Thus if you see the market slowing, it’s okay to say that. In fact, sometimes it’s the best thing sellers or buyers can hear.

As always, thanks for being here.

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