Market Pulse Survey - Q4 2022
The Market Pulse Survey gathers on-the-ground information about local market conditions from members of the Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS® based on their client interactions and real estate transactions in the previous three months.
- Both buyer and seller traffic declined in the fourth quarter. 68% of respondents reported seeing less buyer traffic than usual, while 57% of respondents reported less seller traffic than usual.
- REALTORS® expect buyer traffic to remain suppressed over the next three months, with 44% of respondents expecting lower-than-usual buyer traffic. Expectations about future seller traffic were split, with 39% of respondents expecting seller traffic to stay about the same and 37% expecting seller traffic to be less than usual.
- Respondents reported receiving an average of 2.2 offers on homes sold in Q4 2022, down from 2.5 offers in Q3 and 6 offers in Q1.
- 56% of REALTORS® expect home sales will decrease over the next year, down from 58% the previous quarter. 27% expect home sales will stay about the same, and 17% expect home sales will increase.
- Industry expectations regarding home prices remain relatively strong. 57% of respondents said they expect home prices will either stay the same or increase over the next year, up from 56% in the previous quarter.
- All-cash sales represented 28% of all home sales in Q4 2022, up from 26% the previous quarter.
- Out-of-town buyers as a share of all home sales have declined precipitously over the past year. Buyers relocating from another area represented just 8.5% of all home sales, compared to 24% of sales in the first quarter of 2022.
- REALTORS® reported fewer problems with appraisals. Only 7.4% of homes sold in the past three months had an appraised value that was less than the purchase price, down from an average of 17% in the first half of 2022.
- 47% of buyers in the past three months waived at least one contingency in their purchase contract, with 20% waiving the appraisal contingency.
"The housing market slowed considerably in response to the rapid rise in mortgage rates, evidenced by the high share of REALTORS® reporting lower buyer and seller traffic," said Hancen Sale, KAAR's Government Affairs and Policy Director. "Still, REALTORS® remain cautiously optimistic about the local market and a strong majority expect home prices to hold on in 2023. Overall, the latest survey results suggest we are returning to a more normal market – a positive sign for buyers and sellers alike."
About the Survey
- The Market Pulse Survey gathers on-the-ground information about local market conditions from members of the Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS® based on their client interactions and real estate transactions in the previous three months.
- The Q4 2022 Market Pulse Survey was conducted online from December 7-13, 2022, and received a total 213 responses from REALTORS® in the Knoxville area.
- The Market Pulse Survey is provided by the Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS® (KAAR) solely for use as a reference. Resale of any part of this data is prohibited without KAAR’s prior written consent.
- Media inquiries about the survey should be directed to Hancen Sale at email@example.com.
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