What’s In and Out for Real Estate

December 28, 2022 | Real Estate | By: The Goodhart Group

We took a quick look at the new trends as we head out of 2022 into 2023.  What a difference a year makes!  Here are a few we have observed. We would love to hear from you as well. We believe 2023 promises to be a more normal market filled with much less angst on the part of buyers and agents and perhaps a bit more frustration for sellers who may see listings sit longer than 5 days on the market. 


In – Negotiating price                                                    Out – Six-figure price escalations

In – Off-white, gold-tinged walls                                     Out – Gray walls

In – Adjustable-rate mortgages                                      Out – 2-3% mortgages

In – Higher loan limits                                                    Out – Combination loans 

In – Real estate reels & videos                                        Out – Static photos 

In – Price reductions                                                       Out – Offers written without seeing the property

In – Eco-conscious homes                                               Out – Synthetic, non-renewable materials

In – Multipurpose interiors                                               Out – Unused spaces

In – Longer showing times                                              Out – Limited 15-minute showing appointments

In– Full house inspections.                                              Out – 30 min pre-inspections

In – Offers with financing/appraisal contingencies          Out – Clean contracts

In – Listings on the market longer                                  Out – One-day listing sales

In – Oversized pendants                                                 Out – Timid light fixtures

In – Black furnishings                                                     Out– Warm neutrals

In – Tidy home offices                                                    Out – Home offices in every corner

In – A normal real estate market                                     Out – Double-digit home price increases


Trends begin and end but what never changes at the Goodhart Group is our devotion to helping you through the transitions in your life.  Whatever 2023 throws at you relating to real estate, we stand ready to help you through it all.  We commit to giving you the highest level of service, the best advice based on 30 years in the industry (and many up and down markets), and a helping hand to get it all done.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!