Market Update, June 29, 2023

Summer is officially here, and the summer selling season is in full swing. It’s an excellent time to look at inventory and affordability in our market.

The supply of homes continues to improve, which is good news. During May 2021, we only had 2,075 homes for sale. Last month, there were 5,228. Buyers had about 2.5 times more homes to choose from than two years ago. 

In May 2019, about ten months before the pandemic, there were 10,533 homes for sale, so inventory is still lower than before the pandemic.

Prices remain high, in part, because inventory in May was just 35% of the average. 

Sellers were more reluctant to list this year than last – new listings were down just over 25%, but new listings rose almost 9% compared to April. 

Our decrease in new listings is similar to what’s happening throughout the country, where more than 98% of metro areas saw new listings decrease this May compared to last May.

We’re no longer helping sellers decide between 20 offers like we were during the pandemic. 58.1% of local sellers who sold last month offered concessions to buyers, which could indicate that sellers are pricing too high and then being forced to give more to buyers. If you’re going to sell, consider pricing a little lower to attract more buyers. Then you’ll have a better chance of getting more competing offers and you’ll be less likely to cut your price or offer concessions. In fact, you may sell for more than you would starting at a higher price.

Affordability is still top of mind for buyers, who carefully consider their options in this market. Home prices are down compared to a year ago but have risen since the beginning of the year. 

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During the last week:
New Listings – 1302
Back On Market – 292
Price Increase – 90
Price Decrease – 1276
Pending – 1443
Withdrawn – 161
Closed – 1178
Expired – 133

Previous Week:
New Listings – 1462
Back On Market – 263
Price Increase – 128
Price Decrease – 1240
Pending – 1399
Withdrawn – 119
Closed – 1177
Expired – 160

Based on data from REColorado®

“Having David as our realtor has really taken away the stressful aspect of home buying. He is so friendly, patient, funny and is a true professional. David possesses deep knowledge and extensive resources in the field to produce incredible results! With such a competitive buyers’ market out there, it’s critical to be at the front of the line when new properties list. David always makes time for showings proceeded with effective negotiating that have resulted in acceptance of our offers. He is a 5-star realtor all around!”
– John N., Littleton

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