What happened in November?
Both new listings and new listing dollar volume were down in November, a month typically slower for new listing activity. Only 31 new properties came onto the market last month, roughly one third of new listings seen in the high month of May. Total new listing dollar volume still topped $60 million in November as 4 new homes priced over $3 million hit the market, including two homes in excess of $10 million – a 4,000 square foot house and adjoining lot in Wilderness Ranches and a 6 bedroom home now under construction in Shooting Star. Helped by these higher end homes, the average listing price reached over $2 million in November, however the median listing price dropped under $1 million for the first time in the past 7 months. Only two new lots came onto the market in November, not surprising given the time of year - a 3.3 acre lot north of town listed for $825,000 and a unique half acre lot with Fish Creek frontage in Wilson, listed for $1.65 million. The majority (35%) of new November listings were in the $1-3 million price point, including a newly built home in downtown Wilson, listed for $1,785,000 and an oversized home in Melody Ranch, totaling nearly 4,700 square feet, listed at $2,350,000.
Thinking of Selling?
In November, 40% of properties sold within 90 days of hitting the market and sold at 98% of their listing prices. Demand for Jackson Hole properties remain high from both local and out of town buyers. Don't wait until spring - take advantage of lower inventory. Contact me for a opinion of your property's market value.
November recorded 45 real estate sales, down from last month (53 sales) and also down from November 2017 (50 sales). However, despite having 8 fewer transactions than October, the sales volume in November was $10 million higher. In fact, November was only the third month all year where total sales volume exceeded $100 million. This spike in total volume was helped by 3 large sales: 2 houses in the exclusive Indian Springs neighborhood (both listed slightly over $10 million), and a 170 acre ranch parcel at the end of Boyles Hill Road, which was listed for $23 million. As a result, the average sales price jumped up to $2.2 million in November, however the median sales price dropped to $965,000 as 53% of all sales last month occurred under $1 million. The sales to list price ratio reached 98% for the first time since I began tracking these stats in 2013! Nearly 30% of all November sales occurred at or ABOVE their listing price, with several other sales occurring very close to the listing price, an indication that our market remains very competitive with limited inventory. The average days on market increased to 157 days in November as a few older listings finally sold, including a unique inholding on Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park, that was ultimately sold to the National Park Foundation. That being said, over 40% of property sales in November were on the market less than 90 days.