Dear Monica: It is hard to know when the right time to market my home is. I’m ready now but I don’t know if I should wait until the market picks up. Simon B
Dear Simon: It’s too early in the year to tell but the open house reports of the past two weeks have all said that buyers are out in numbers. The Bay Area population may be lower than it was pre-Covid but housing inventory is low and buyers are looking at what is available. It is not known yet what the tech sector layoffs mean for this area but unemployment is still low and those with secure jobs who need housing are actively looking.
If you put your house on the property now you will not have a lot of competition, whereas if you wait until later there may be many more properties to compete with yours.