Let’s get right into this for our first post in 2022. 2021 Was another remarkable year. We cleared the market and left the shelves bare.
I was writing last year about our shortage of inventory when we had 4,000 active listings, but now we only have 1,011 Active Single Family Residences. Properties are selling before the sign goes up. Buyers are driving popular neighborhood like “Sharks in the Water”. Storage Pod? Let’s knock on the door… And, so it goes right into 2022.
BUT, what does this look like from an historical perspective? Like this…
From over 14,000 to right at 1,000 in 10 years. WOW! Does it make sense now? My goal is to demonstrate to you how robust we are on the buyer side and how we do not have inventory to satiate this demand on the seller side, and demonstrate the cold hard fact this is not changing anytime soon. I can’t tell you how many buyers we interviewed at this time in 2021. The instantly became discouraged, couldn’t take rejection and didn’t want to pay the price. Now, its 2022, inventory is even lower, demand remains unchanged, and to throw salt on that wound, interest rates are up a half a point. If you can’t trust your Realtor, get a new one!
For us, 2021 was a great year. We were blessed with two new little grandsons, Townes and then 12 days later Wesley came into this world. The market also blessed us with some really amazing sellers and incredible buyers willing to fight the good fight in a crazy market. We have so much gratitude for the referrals and testimonials. Thank You!
In closing, we’d like to share some recent testimonials. It’s true, Deirdre Rocks!!!
“Tom and Dee were outstanding! Their experience and expertise were an immense help. We primarily worked with Dee after our initial meeting and her insight into what to look for and assessing value was amazing. Even more so was her diligent follow through on every detail regarding getting information from the seller and insuring every detail was handled correctly. Dee made a complicated process incredibly easy for us because of her tenacious and tireless efforts.”
“Dee and Tom were extremely helpful and added tremendous value!”
“The Cryer team is a gem of a team in Kentwood. We were fortunate to have partnered with them in this journey. Dee has been extremely thorough, methodical and phenomenal buyers agent. She is extremely dependable and wins the customer trust with facts, focus, thought out process and intention. She reads and discusses very frequently making sure we are on the right path, leads us to the right path when sometimes buyers could be emotional and not logical. Brilliant experience. Makes the Realtors world a better place with agents like Dee & Tom for buyers/sellers. We need more of them to make a better impression to the realtor community.”
“Dee & Tom are a dynamic duo! My family has used realtors to buy homes in five states. The Cryer Team were exceptional. Their attention to our style, interest, and needs made our search for a home while out of state and in a difficult market feel easy. The whole process was the most seamless, organized, and stress free house purchase we have made. Dee & Tom have a unique approach in helping a family find a home but their approach works. We are in love with our neighborhood and our house.”