Move Inc. survey shows less pent-up seller demand

2% of respondents say they plan to buy a home within 1 year

The number of homeowners who delayed selling because of the real estate market has declined slightly in the last 18 months, suggesting the pending supply of "visible" homes is stabilizing, operator Move Inc. said in releasing the results of a national housing survey.

The telephone survey of 1,000 adults, conducted Oct. 7-9, revealed that 17.5 percent of homeowners had put off a sale in the last 12 months because of market conditions. That’s down from the 19.2 percent who said the same thing in a survey conducted a year and a half ago.