There isn’t as much fluff as we used to have in the pre-pandemic days.

In March 2019, there were 6,026 homes for sale, but only 2,554 sold, which means there were lots of sellers and agents on the open market who were in price-discovery mode – and they found out what the market wouldn’t bear.

We’re heading back that way again.

For the last three years, we’ve been spoiled by maximum demand (caused by low inventory combined with low rates). But now that both are creeping upward, there will be sellers/agents who are overly-optimistic and don’t factor the negative impact into their equation.

Last month’s ratio of 2,871/1,950 = 1.47 is still better than the 2019 numbers of 6,026/2,554 = 2.36, but don’t be surprised to see an upward trend of unsold listings forming over the next few months.

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