Home sellers today might find themselves encountering a sharp and painful divide between their hopes and reality. The hope, of course, is that their house will quickly fetch multiple offers way over the asking price. The reality? Their property might sit for a while, perhaps with no offers at all.
At that point, sellers might have to contemplate what not long ago was unthinkable: slashing the asking price of their home.
While price reductions might have been a rarity during the red-hot seller’s market of the past couple of years, they’re becoming increasingly common today. Realtor.com listing data shows that the share of homes that reduced their list price reached 14.9% in June versus 7.6% a year earlier. Read more