Careful List Pricing Still Key to Success at Orange County CA Home Selling

Careful List Pricing Still Key to Success at Orange County CA Home Selling

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Home sellers will be successful at Orange County CA home selling when they pay attention to correct list pricing in this moderating market.

Sellers need to pay attention to current Orange County market with inventory of homes for sale up 21% – and buyer demand dropped by 16%.  Orange County CA home selling

Orange County local markets are moderating toward balance – as compared with first six months of 2013 where sellers were in control.

Buyer demand was way up from January to March of this year 2013 when the number of listings was at an 8-year low.  Since March, buyer demand has dropped.

Since March 2013 the for sale listing inventory at Orange County has grown by 68% – probably because of some overpriced listings – those priced correctly to fair market value –  and home buyer demand dropped.

When sellers want to succeed, they will price their homes based upon recent pending and closed sales comp information – not based upon dreamy ideas – and buyers should stick with appraisals.

Home prices appreciated too fast this so far year, and prices increasing too much too fast over fair market value discouraged buyers.

More balanced market for sellers and buyers

We expect Orange County CA real estate see the following for last part of this year 2013:

  • Home buying market demand will level off.
  • Slower home price appreciation
  • Buyers who are financially qualified will be more patient.
  • Sellers will need to list their homes at prices based upon sold and pending comp information.
  • Market buyer demand, the number of new pending sales over the prior month, will continue to moderate downward.
  • Short sales and distressed properties will have decreasing numbers and less pressure on the market.

Fewer homes are being sold during the past 90 days at Orange County, and more listings now on the market, so number of sales are expected to decline through remainder of this year.

Sellers will be successful in this market when they price at listing according to recent sales and pendings.


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About Harrison K. Long

Professional real estate representative, Real estate Broker associate, HomeSmart Evergreen Realty. CALBRE #01410855 - Helping property owners, estate trustees, executors and administrators, fiduciaries, bankers, and investors, with listing and sale of properties - and with their best decisions about homes and real estate - Orange County Association of REALTORs, member and prior service on its board of directors. California Association of Realtors, now serving on its board of directors. GRI designation. National Association of Realtors, member since 2004. Attorney member of the California State Bar Association #69137. Contact us at 949-701-2515 (cell or text).
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