The latest market numbers have been tabulated and we can now view how 2022 wrapped and look at what insight this might provide.

December Data Full Report

4th Quarter Data Full Report

Overall what we see is that the market still APPRECIATED over last year. The median sales price is UP 5.89% over that of last year (Dec 21 vs Dec 22.)

  • Additionally we see less number of sales – December 21 had 33% more closed sales than December 2022
  • Less new listings – roughly 75% of the number of listings vs last year
  • The average number of days of market has gone up VERY slightly from 18 days on the market in 2021 to 21 days on the market in 2022.

This makes for an interesting market that points towards a potential trend for:

  • A return to a market being a bit more seasonal. 2021 was a running at a very fast pace so fast the most seasonality was stripped out of it. We are now potentially going to see winter be a bit slower, with peak sale seasons being in the Spring and early Summer. But that is emphasized by POTENTIALLY! – We shall see what the market has in store.
  • Longer days on market is not too surprising given the nature of the market has shifted a bit. This still adds up to a seller’s market – after all an average time on market of 21 days is still incredibly fast – that’s just longer than last year.
  • Less new listings also is a potential reflection of the time of year, 2 blizzards and 3 holidays can also enter into things.

Additional stats of note are played out inside the transaction. Right now a few trends are:

  • On Average, homes are selling within 2% of list price.
  • Buyers and sellers are working out “concessions” such as money toward closing costs or repairs. Those are typically within 1-1.5% of the sale price.
  • Inspections and other “typical” contingencies are become normal again. Buyers asking for 5-7 days to have a home inspected is now more common.

Looking ahead, January may see some spike in activity, and then things start to really take off in March/early April depending on the weather. However there are some GREAT strategies to know about that can really help you take advantage of the market. Depending on your goals, the area you are looking in, the price range, the property lifestyle type – etc- there are some seasonal strategies we can discuss that can give you an edge. Some of them are best employed over the winter time – while others shine at other times throughout the year.

We would love to hear from you!

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Amanda W
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J&G Junod
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G&E Webb
It was a wonderful experience working with John. His professionalism, honesty, experience, and knowledge of the Grand Rapids market, helped us in multiple ways. John sold our home in one day, was honest about what we could expect from offers, and was spot on. As we progressed toward finding our new home, again, he was extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, home values, and history of the homes. We are more than happy to say, that he helped us find our dream home within our budget! Anything I needed, he was there through emails, texts, or phone calls. He definitely put in a lot of work for us. Without a doubt, I will ask for his assistance again when the time comes. Thank you John!
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We have worked with John to sell 1 home and buy 2 homes and he is an incredible realtor! He is professional, prompt with communication, honest and patient. We had quite the list for what we were looking for and John was always available to answer questions and get us in to look at a home. His knowledge and connections in the industry made both the buying and selling process go smoothly. We simply cannot recommend John enough!
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E&T VanBuskirk
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S&K Weber
We moved to the Grand Rapids area 11 years ago and John was very patient as we found our first home and made the experience absolutely seamless! When we were ready to sell and buy again we knew to reach out to John. As we remembered and appreciated, John is an absolute professional and was and advocate for our best interests at all times during this wild market. We found great value in our new home and he helped us get top dollar for our sale. Grateful to have him on our side though the whole process. You won’t be disappointed!
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