As of today the inventory of available single family homes for sale in the Reno-Sparks market dropped to 912.  This is below the number we saw at the end of December last year of 1,119.  Inventory is low and expected to remain this way through the holidays and into the first month or two of 2020.

So if you are considering buying a home in the next couple months here are some things to consider.

GET PRE-QUALIFIED NOW!  Do the upfront work needed to get pre-qualified now.  Working with a professional, local mortgage lender is key.  If you need a referral to a great local lender we can help.

MEET WITH US NOW!  Meet with us know to review neighborhoods, price range, and the must haves you are looking for in a home.  We will set up a customized portal for you to review the homes that are available now and all those that will be coming onto the market after the holidays.

BE READY TO ACT QUICKLY! Once the home of your dreams comes onto the market you will need to act quickly!  Inventory is low and after the holidays when buyers start to refocus on finding home there will be competition.

HAVE TO SELL A HOUSE?  BE PREPARED TO LIST IT!  If you have to sell a home to purchase your new home, you will want to get your home ready to list.  Once the competition for homes heats up in the Spring it will be more challenging to get a seller to accept a contract contingent on you selling your home.  You may see more eager sellers right after the holidays due to some sellers sitting on the market during a more quiet holiday season.

If you are considering buying a home the Shocket Team can guide you through the process and help you get prepared in order to be successful in the coming months.