When selling your home, one of the "moving targets" is the number of showings to expect. Not surprisingly, the number of showings goes down during the holidays and during cold winter months when the weather is unpredictable. But different price points will also experience different levels of activity.
Following is a breakdown by price level of home many showings per month we experienced in the Denver Metro market for the first quarter of 2010:
- Overall, the number of showings per month for all price categories was 8.7 per home.
- Homes under $250,000 saw an average of 10.5 showings per month, with the $50k-100k range seeing the highest number of showings per month at 15.
- Homes from $250k-300k saw an average of 7.4 showings per month. Homes from $350k-400k were at 3.7 showings per month.
- Homes in the higher price ranges, from $400,000 up, saw an average of 4.8 showings per month.
The good news for those selling homes in the $250k-400k price range is that the number of showings increased year over year: from 4.7 in 2009 to 6.1 for 2010. Homes above that range increased from 3.4 to 4.8. Homes priced in the lower ranges held steady at 10.5 showings per month.
Buyers are getting back out there, which is good news for all homeowners. With renewed interest and activity in residential real estate, we will see a ripple effect throughout the economy.