Knock projects that 75% of current listings will sell below their list price within the current quarter. While this is slightly lower than the 1Q19 forecast of 77%, it reflects a significant y/y increase (7% y/y) as the housing market starts to turn.
"The Q1 Forecast, which may have seemed to be a big jump over 2018, was actually much closer to the reality of home sales in Q1 2019 than home sales at the same time last year, or even at the end of 2018," said Jamie Glenn, Co-Founder and COO at Knock. "It's clear that we're at an inflection point in the shift to more of a buyer's market, and the Q2 Forecast provides insights into where and how buyers can capitalize on that."
Six out of the ten cities on the list were located in Southern markets. Knock said the increase of Southern markets is a 40% increase over the last quarter.
Providence, RI; Cleveland, OH; New York, NY; and Chicago, IL were the other four markets that made the list.
The report noted that the four markets in Florida ( Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Orlando) were hit the hardest by price reductions.