For Sellers May 18, 2023

The Surprisingly Active Spring Housing Market: Opportunities for Sellers

As an experienced Realtor based in Tampa, Florida, I’m excited to share some insights about the current state of the spring housing market. Despite affordability challenges and limited inventory, buyer demand remains strong and continues to grow. In this blog, we’ll explore the reasons behind this active market and discuss the opportunities it presents for sellers.

Active Buyer Demand: A Positive Sign

One clear indication of the active market is the increased showing traffic in recent months. The ShowingTime Showing Index, which measures the number of buyers actively touring homes, reveals a higher level of interest compared to pre-pandemic times. While we may not be experiencing the frenzy of the past couple of years, the level of buyer interest is still significant. It’s evident that there are many motivated buyers actively exploring available homes.

The Strength of the Job Market

Despite concerns about inflation and rising mortgage rates, the job market is surprisingly robust. Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the number of new jobs added to the U.S. job market. April’s numbers exceeded expectations, with 88,000 more jobs created compared to the previous month. This growth indicates a strong and expanding job market, contributing to the increased buyer activity.

Historically Low Unemployment Rate

Contrary to expectations, the unemployment rate has dropped to a near all-time low of 3.4%. Despite efforts by the Federal Reserve to combat inflation, unemployment remains remarkably low. With a large portion of the population steadily employed and financially stable, many individuals are seriously considering homeownership.

What It Means for Sellers

If you’re considering selling your house this year, the active buyer market presents a favorable opportunity. Increased buyer interest, coupled with limited housing inventory, means your home is likely to attract significant attention when listed for sale. To maximize your chances of success, partnering with an experienced real estate agent is crucial. They can help you determine the appropriate listing price, navigate offers effectively, negotiate on your behalf, and minimize the stress associated with the selling process.


In today’s strong job market, there is a pool of motivated buyers searching for homes that meet their needs. As a seller, this presents an ideal time to put your house on the market and take advantage of the active buyer demand. To make the most of this opportunity, let’s connect and discuss how I can assist you in selling your home effectively. Together, we’ll ensure you benefit from the current market conditions and achieve your selling goals.

Coldwell Banker Realty
213 W. Bloomingdale Ave.
Brandon, FL. 33511
Cell 813-784-7139
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