Count how many times in the next few weeks you hear or see the line, “Spring Has Sprung”. I’m not sure if any phrase is more overused this time of year and it makes me cringe. One thing that doesn’t make me cringe, however, is a positive sales forecast. You might say it gives me a spring in my step (that’s public enemy #2, by the way).
According to the NWMLS press release, we’re looking good heading into the big season. Despite the changing tax laws and climbing interest rates, sales have remained strong. Sure, pending sales are down a bit from last year because of lack of inventory, but new listings, closed sales, and selling prices all went up.
The press release goes on to talk about the effect of the surging job market, buyer sentiment and the role Kitsap is playing.