As Jackson Hole Real Estate Inventory Increases, Buyers are Acting Quickly

Spring and Summer are historically a busy time in the real estate market here in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as Sellers take advantage of the beautiful weather, lush green landscapes and influx of tourists that flock to the greater Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Park area.  This year is no exception.  However, after a winter of unusually low real estate inventory levels paired with favorable lending environments, there are many anxious Buyers ready to make a move on the new inventory as soon as it hits the market.  As such, demand for this new inventory has increased significantly.  There are currently 42 properties under contract in Teton County. Twenty-eight of them (or 1/3) were on the market for 4 months or less.  Thirteen of the current pending sales were on the market less than a month before going under contract. Demand has increased especially for well priced homes and the majority of homes in the lower end of the market (sub $500,000). Sixty percent (60%) of current pending sales are listed under $1,000,o00; nearly 1/3 are priced under $500,000. Buyers are hoping more inventory continues to enter the market, while Sellers are taking advantage of the high demand and many times, multiple offer situations.