Temperature Check: Yonge and Eglinton Edition
Listings are a great way to check the temperature of the market. In a perpetual seller’s market like we have in Toronto, tracking the amount of ‘activity’ on a listing can be a powerful tool to get an overall ‘temperature’ of the market. In a red hot market you will get a lot of activity on a listing in the first 2 weeks. In a cold market, the amount of activity can drop of substantially.
“Temperature Check” is a new feature on the blog where I will share with my readers (most of whom are buyers and investors) what it’s like on the other side of the fence. That is, what it’s like to be a seller in the current market and what you can expect if you sell your property now.
I recently listed and sold a 2 bedroom condo townhouse at a popular complex located near Yonge and Eglinton. Here’s what activity the listing received:
- On the market for 7 days
- Approximately 22 Realtor showings booked
- Approximately 24 visitors to the one-day only open house
- Approximately 8 email inquiries from buyers who saw the listing on the Internet
- 2 offers
- End Result: property sold for 1.4% over the asking price
I would say that the numbers were in line with what I was expecting for a listing like this in the current market. The property was priced for a quick sale, but not necessarily for a bidding war, therefore I was not surprised that it sold within 1% of asking price. I would say that based on this listing there is still a lot of heat in the market, with very low inventory for buyers to choose from (especially quality inventory). However, I would not say that things are at a boiling point.
Another interesting comment I received from more than one Realtor who had showed the property was that their clients were interested in the property but they were not interested in getting into a bidding war. Buyer fatigue is high this time of year as those who have been shopping since February or March have likely been in multiple bidding wars and are highly reluctant to enter into more.
I hope you enjoy this new blog feature. I plan on including more of these in the future. Questions or comments? Contact me.