The Last Word: Realtor Joe Atkins on a New Surge of DFW Home Buyer Interest


“I started seeing things start changing the second week in January…where I was like, whoa!

Joe Atkins
Joe Atkins Realty
.…on seeing a surge of recent home buyer interest in DFW, via WFAA.

Here's "who said what" in Dallas Innovates Every Day.After DFW median home prices spiked to $429,000 around the middle of 2022, they fell down to earth a bit in the year’s second half, dropping to $385,000 according to data from the Texas Real Estate Research Center

Joe Atkins

Atkins told WFAA that has led to renewed interest lately—a sign that a cooled Dallas home sales market could be heating up again as interest rates have begun to dip too.

“I’m telling you I started seeing things start changing the second week in January…where I was like, whoa! Showing activities bumped up double, if not triple from a month ago,” Atkins told WFAA recently.

After posting a new listing for a home recently, Atkins saw instant response.

“We put it in at 9 a.m. this morning and there’s seven showings set up for tomorrow,” he told WFAA—adding that he also got “multiple cash offers” recently on a home listing that had shown little action over the holidays.

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