Real Estate sales and dollar volume recover in March

The Colbert Real Estate Report

Monthly Market Update for February 2016

Jackson Hole, WY

Summary – Mar 2016:

  • 25 :: Total residential sale transactions (up again from last month)
  • $41,750,000 :: Total residential sales volume (up again from last month)
  • $1,670,000::  Average sales price of reported and unreported sales (down slightly from last month)
  • 90% ::  Ratio of sales price to list price (lowest in past several years!)
  • 209 ::  Average days on market prior to selling (up slightly from last month)

What it means:  March real estate sales and dollar volume recovered after a very slow February, however both are still lagging numbers seen the same time last year. Transactions this March were roughly 30% below March 2015, while dollar volume was only 3/4 of what it was last year at this time. The average sales price in March remained high, thanks to several high end sales (see What Sold section). The sale price to list price ratio continued to fall in March, meaning properties were selling, on average, at more of discount, and reached a low not seen in the last 3+ years (since I’ve been compiling stats for this report). While this low percentage was in no doubt helped by a 105 acre ranch parcel which sold for half of its listing price in MLS, even without that transaction, the monthly average was still 92%. While this low percentage could indicate that Sellers are becoming more motivated in general, in reality many Sellers may have priced recent listings aggressively in anticipation that the market would continue to increase at the rate seen in 2015 (see 2015 Year End Report). Since the market value acceleration slowed a bit in 2016, many Sellers may now be willing to sell at a greater discount to their original list prices. The average days on market increased slightly as most properties, on average, sold within 200 days after listing. In March, only 4 properties sold in 3 months or less including two condo hotels in Teton Mountain Lodge and only 1 property sold at the listing price (compare that to various months in 2015, when as many as 1/3 of properties could sell within a few months of being listed and several properties would consistently sell at or above the list price).






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