5 Reasons Buyers Have Strong Leverage Right Now

Jason Sirois October 6, 2023

5 Reasons Buyers Have Strong Leverage Right Now

  1. Less Competition 🏆

  2. With fewer buyers in the market, there is a lower likelihood of getting caught in an aggressive bidding war leaving the door open for single offer negotiations.

  3. Sellers are willing to give back 💰

  4. Many sellers are advertising to "purchase" a significant portion of a buyer's mortgage interest payment for the first 2 or 3 years in the form of a buydown. This is something you should sync with your realtor and lender team about.

  5. Sellers are highly motivated 💪🏼

  6. With the Holidays just around the corner, many sellers will consider taking their home off the market (many already have) then re-entering the market next year with high hopes of lower interest rates, which would fuel buyer demand.

  7. A higher % of transactions are terminating 😵

  8. Whether it's cold feet from inspection or the monthly payment, we have seen an uptick in buyers terminating a transaction prior to closing (about 25% in September). Looking at homes that fell out of contract is a hit list of motivated (and likely slightly shaken) sellers who could be willing to play ball.

  9. Showings are down 🚷

  10. After two weeks on market with little activity sellers begin to feel the pressure and are more willing to have amicable discussions about the terms of an offer.


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