David Ellis, a Utah real estate broker in the St. George market, says that continued shortages in home inventories are luring some new sellers into the market, but not enough to meet demand from buyers.
Online PR News – 27-August-2013 – ST. GEORGE, Utah – ST GEORGE, Utah - Saint George real estate broker David Ellis of RE/MAX First Realty says that continued home inventory shortages are successful at luring new sellers to list their homes, but not enough to meet demand from buyers.
Ellis, who specializes in Utah real estate for the Saint George and Washington City area, says that more inventory is still needed to give buyers the choices they are looking for in their home search.
"Because inventory remains so low, buyers who are very motivated to buy right now will do so and choose from what's available in our market currently," he says. "On the other hand, there are more buyers out there for St. George real estate who are just not finding what they want. These are the buyers that will step up to make an offer when their dream home comes on the market."
He says that since prices have been rising consistently over the past 18 months in the Utah MLS, sellers have begun to take notice, and are considering selling their homes for the first time in years.
"It used to be that there were too many homeowners under water on their homes, and they would not even consider putting it on the market," he says. "Now, the financial dynamics have shifted, and owners are more willing to see what the market has to offer."
Ellis says that confidence is on the rise nationwide, with housing market statistics consistently turning more optimistic in most markets. Nevertheless, he says that many sellers have simply not considered selling yet, because they haven't gotten the message that this may be a good time for them to do so.
He expects that to change in coming months, but he notes that continued price increases run the risk of pricing some buyers out of the market if they wait too long.
"Waiting is probably not a good thing for buyers or sellers to do right now," he says. "Sellers have an opportunity to sell their home right now under attractive market conditions, and buyers have an opportunity to buy before conservative appraisers and lenders let prices take off too dramatically."
About David Ellis
David Ellis is a top-producer in St. George and Washington County real estate, which he credits to his service-first business philosophy. Buying a home is most often the largest purchase a person will make in their lifetime, and Ellis has developed an approach that offers both professional advice and service. His clients know his integrity and willingness to do whatever is necessary, and they appreciate his low pressure, no-stress approach to the client relationship.
A Utah native, Ellis has focused his career exclusively on real estate in southern Utah’s unique and dynamic Washington County. This southwest corner of the state encompasses mountain towns, desert landscapes, national and state parks as well as a collection of the region's most highly rated golf courses. David is well-versed on the aspects of living within southern Utah's varied communities and continually stays on top of its economic issues to best assist those buying for the first time or those new to the area. From the area's leading family-friendly neighborhoods and top schools, to luxury golf course communities for a retirement or second home, to the latest bank-owned or short-sale opportunities, Ellis's priority is to ensure that clients are provided the latest and most relevant information to suit their individual needs.
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