Still Seller's Market in Bear Trap, Trend Changes Direction

Posted by Leslie Kopp & Christi Arndt on Friday, February 17th, 2023 at 2:18pm

As we head into what is typically a strong selling season for beach property, this is a time we like to calculate absorption rates to determine whether we are trending in the direction of a buyer’s or seller’s market. We compare the pace of sales over the previous 12 months to determine how many Months Supply of Inventory is for sale. Generally, a balanced market would have between 6 to 7 months of inventory. At this time, Bear Trap Dunes and Ocean View both have less than 3 months of inventory. We are clearly still in a strong seller’s market due to inventory shortages, but as the chart illustrates, the trend has changed direction when compared to the same time last year.

This shift is a good representation of what we are currently experiencing in the marketplace. There is good showing activity on newly listed properties, there are still multiple offers in some situations, but it is not uncommon to see offers that include contingencies.

It is more important than ever to have an experienced Realtor working for you in today's environment.   If you are considering a purchase or a sale, please call our Bear Trap Dunes Expert: Gail Phelan (302) 233-4909.  


*Data was derived from the Sussex County MLS. Includes properties sold in Bear Trap Dunes May not reflect all activity in the marketplace.



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