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It helps to understand how market conditions can affect your position as a buyer or seller. We can provide you with current real estate market conditions and explain their impact.

Market conditions Characteristics Implications

Buyer's Market
The supply of homes for sale on the market exceeds the demand.


High inventory of homes. Few buyers compared to availability. Homes are on the market longer. Prices tend to drop.


More time to look for a house. More negotiating leverage.

Seller's Market
There are more buyers looking to buy homes than there are homes on the market.


Smaller inventory of homes. Many buyers. Houses sell quickly. Prices usually increase.


May have to pay more and make decisions quickly. Conditional offers may be rejected.

Balanced Market
The number of homes on the market is equal to the number of buyers.


Sellers accept reasonable offers. Homes sell within an acceptable time period. Prices are generally stable.


More relaxed atmosphere. Reasonable number of houses to choose from.

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