TRULIA’S HOME OFFER REPORT REVEALS WHERE HOMEBUYERS CAN FIND DEEP DISCOUNTS THIS SPRING
Sellers in major U.S. cities quick to make first price reduction and more likely to make multiple cuts
SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2011 – Trulia, a top resource for homebuyers, sellers and renters, today launched the Home Offer Report to give buyers and sellers the upper hand – whether they are making an offer or putting their home on the market. This new quarterly report and interactive map empowers buyers to make strategic offers and help sellers price their homes to sell by providing local insights on when the first price reductions occurs in a neighborhood, where the reductions are happening and how deep the reductions are.
o High probability of multiple price reductions plagues Phoenix, Mesa and Jacksonville.
o Home sellers in El Paso, Tulsa and Omaha are least likely to make multiple price reductions.
o Detroit home sellers offer deepest real estate discounts.
o Boston tops list of stingy sellers with smallest discounts on market.
o New York City is home to the nation’s most stubborn home sellers who often wait 80 days on market before making their first price cut.
o Minneapolis home sellers are quickest to slash their list price.
· FROM TARA-NICHOLLE NELSON, CONSUMER EDUCATOR FOR TRULIA
o “During the first quarter of 2011, home prices and sales were both down, but pending sales and house hunting traffic on Trulia were up, indicating that buyers are preparing themselves to take advantage of a strong buyer’s market,” said Tara-Nicholle Nelson, Consumer Educator for Trulia. “Trulia’s new Home Offer Report gives buyers the upper hand to make strategic, aggressive offers when a home is due for a price reduction, increasing the likelihood the seller will accept it while minimizing the competition from other buyers who might be attracted to the property by a price cut.”
o “Sellers who don't cut their homes' list prices deeply enough the first time face a long lag-time on the market and a high chance of needing to make a second cut, which can result in lowball offers from buyers,” said Tara-Nicholle Nelson, Consumer Educator for Trulia. “We also see a pattern of sellers making early, deep and multiple discounts in foreclosure hot spots such as Michigan, Florida, Maryland and California – a bad omen for the future of home values in these already depressed areas.”
Trulia’s Home Offer Report is based on price change data from live non-foreclosure listings on Trulia.com as of March 31, 2011 and tracks all price reductions from March 31, 2010 to March 31, 2011. Listings include residential properties including single-family homes, townhouses, condos and apartments among others. Trulia obtains its listing information from brokers, agents, third party aggregators and Multiple Listing Services. Click here for the full methodology.
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