Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman says cooling in housing market is welcome sign


The CEO of real estate brokerage Redfin told CNBC on Friday there’s been a much-needed cooling in the booming housing market recently.

“For the past couple of weeks, housing has been hot instead of blazing hot, and it’s actually probably good for the market. We’ve been running too hot for too long,” Glenn Kelman said in an interview on “Closing Bell.”

“Sometimes you’ll hear an agent say, ‘Well, we only got five or 10 offers on this property instead of 15 or 20,’ so I still think we’ll be supply constrained. There are more buyers than sellers,” Kelman said.

Some of the key reasons why housing demand has been so strong are still present, according to Kelman. Those include increased geographic flexibility thanks to Covid-related adoption of remote working and a move from high-tax states into lower-cost parts of the country. He said those tail winds will likely keep the interest in housing at elevated levels.

However, other factors have now developed to…

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