This market still has a frenzied group of buyers looking for nice clean homes in the mid-price range. Locally a half million dollars is still a mid-range home, but that is quickly slipping towards the entry level.
A thick stack of offers is a good thing and I suppose the "slowdown" was all in my head. Buyers will swarm to clean, move-in ready homes and this house is proof positive our market is still sizzling.
Buyers you have to be ready to make concessions and not just coming in with a bigger price. Sometimes the terms matter. Letting the seller have a few bonus days to get out after close, or coming in with shorter contingency periods for inspections and loan closing. As hard as it is to be a buyer right now, sellers are in the same predicament when they sell they typically become a buyer.
So here's to the second half of 2021 and a continuation of our robust market, hopefully some extra inventory will fill in the gaps and take some heat off of buyers.