Our active inventory is just 214 units. We are still waiting for the 'nice weather listing mindset' to happen, but that can be a mistake if you're a seller. There is less competition and a lot of pent up buyer demand out there right now. Homes are selling quickly.
In the last week there were 25 new listings, but that's not enough. With solds, expired, and pending sales, we're at a deficit.
11 homes sold in the last 7 days and because 3 were in the higher price ranges, our stats this week are skewed upwards. The average sales price was $283,055 and the price per square foot shot up to $142 (typically in the $100-$125/square foot range). These 11 home sold in an average of 55 days. Homes in the $250,000 and lower price points are going quite fast.
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Buyers – work with a LOCAL, full-time agent to have your best chance of success.
Sellers – agents can look at stats all day long, but it helps to know the market history and local influences on the market that are not contained in the multilist system (MLS). Your best opportunity at success is also a LOCAL agent. Don’t waste 6 months of time because you chose an out of area agent that advertises himself instead of YOUR HOME.