Ventura County’s real estate market is healthy, and at a somewhat neutral stance. Buyers and sellers have equal advantages, and the sale process is very balanced. The average listing time is about 70 days, with 16% of homes ultimately selling at a price cut, and 15% of homes selling for below their previous sale price.
The market has been something of a bumpy road across the past few years, waxing and waning with low dip of inactivity and high peaks of resumed activity. It isn’t constantly productive, but it always rebounds.
Homes in Ventura tend to sell best at the beginning of the calendar year, and stability fades out as winter approaches. Ventura is mostly a seasonal market, following patterns opposite those seen in typical snowbird destinations.
It’s not uncommon to have difficulty selling a home fast in winter or early spring, with things picking up in the summer and fall seasons.
You’re most likely to find a buyer during the county’s busy real estate window.
With average listing times below 90 days, most homeowners list right before the start of spring in order to complete their sale before the next year. If your home isn’t selling during the busy seasons, this is a sign that buyers may not be interested in what you have to offer.