Now that we’re in the homestretch of 2016 (really, we are!), consumers are starting to plan for 2017, especially if they want to buy or sell a home. We regularly ask our users about their home-buying or -selling journey, what motivates them—and what’s holding them back. This time of year, the pool of prospective sellers shifts toward those who are just starting their research but expect to sell in the spring.
The desire to sell is there, which should be good news in a market that’s short on for-sale housing inventory. But sellers face challenges, too.
We’re seeing a wide range of motivations for selling. The top six are reasons selected by at least 15% of the sellers:
Those reasons are an interesting mix of “moving up” and…