2020: March Market Report

What happened in March?

What Sold

Real estate sales in March dipped, down to 23 transactions for all of Teton County, 4 fewer sales than last month (Feb 2020) and 7 fewer sales then March 2019. This dip is most likely not a result of the coronavirus, as many properties that closed in March went under contract in February, prior the current COVID-19 pandemic effects. Despite seeing lower sales, overall dollar volume was up $3 million from February, reaching nearly $64 million. Thanks to 2 very high-end sales in March - a beautiful 103 acre tract along the Snake River adjacent to Grand Teton National Park (listed for $14.45 million) and a 6,700 square foot cabin at 3 Creek (listed for $11.75 million) - the average sale price jumped up to nearly $2.8 million, the highest monthly average sale price in the past 2 years. The median sale price in March (which is not as affected by the high-end / outlier sales) was also up in March, reaching just under $1.6 million, the highest monthly median sale price in the past year. The majority (60%) of property sales were single family homes in March. Only 5 condos/townhomes sold last month, the lowest monthly total since March 2017. Three vacant lots sold in March, including a 5-acre parcel on the Village Road owned by Teton County and originally earmarked for affordable housing. The majority (43%) of March sales occurred in the $1-3 million price point. In addition to the 2 high-end property sales listed above, another 4 properties sold above $3 million, with that segment accounting for 26% of all sales in March.

Real Estate Transactions

$63,981,729

Total Sales Volume

176

Average Days on Market

$1,595,000

MEDIAN SALES PRICE

61%

Single Family Home Sales

70%

of property sales over $1M

3

TRANSACTION UNDER $500,000

Thinking of Selling?

Given the recent economic disruptions of the coronavirus, is now the right time to sell? Jackson Hole inventory is currently low, which can be an advantage for Sellers, but are there enough buyers ready to make a move right now? How can we effectively show properties while social distancing? Do virtual tours add enough value to convert Buyers? The answers may not be clear. In reality, every seller situation is unique and each market segment will experience these changes differently. I'm here to help you navigate this unprecedented time. Please reach out for an informal discussion; let's chat about your unique situation.

New Listings

New real estate listings in March dipped slightly from February, with 40 new properties hitting the market. To put that in perspective, last March 2019, 36 new listings entered the market. We typically see a spike in new listings starting in May continuing through June each year (in 2019, 205 new listings hit the market in these two months alone). However, this year is like no other, with COVID-19 disrupting our economy and many people's daily lives. It will be very interesting to see the number of new listings that enter the market during this spring's listing season. Will sellers hold off to wait to see what happens to the market? Will panic drive more sellers to dump their properties?
New listing volume dropped significantly in March, down nearly $45 million from February 2020, and dipping below $100 million for the first time since November 2019. As a result, the average listing price dropped to $1.9 million from a high of $3.9 million just 3 months ago in December 2019. Again, it's typical for the higher-end listings to wait until May / June to enter the market (i.e. last year we saw an average list price of $4.2 million in June). The median listing price was also down in March, dropping $640,000 to just over $1 million as a whopping 19 properties (47.5%!) entered the market between $500,000 - $1,000,000. Despite the snowy conditions, we saw another 8 properties come online over $3 million, including houses in John Dodge, Spring Creek Ranch, Solitude, and Teton Village. So, while new listings continued hitting the market through March despite the early effects of coronavirus, pending sales appear to be down with only 6 these 40 new March listings under contract (as of April 9). Again, I think new listing numbers and dollar volume in April, and more significantly May, will really illustrate the coronavirus' impact our Jackson Hole real estate market in 2020. Stay tuned!

New Listings

$76,223,000

New Listing Volume

10

Vacant Lot Listings

$1,905,575

Average List Price

$1,010,000

MEDIAN LIST PRICE

1

listings under $500,000

8

Listings over $3M

Is now a good time to buy?

With the recent effects of the coronavirus, is now the right time to buy? Interest rates are historically low, but will values in Jackson Hole go down in the next 6 months? Will places like Jackson Hole become more enticing now that the global pandemic has buyers seeking less densely populated areas? Should we expect to see price adjustments this spring? The reality is that no one has a crystal ball. Each market segment will see different impacts from the coronavirus. I'm here to help you navigate this unprecedented time. Please reach out for an informal discussion; let's chat about your unique situation.
Note: All statistics are pulled from Teton Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service for residential sales/listings in Teton County, WY for the dates specified above. It is estimated that sales outside of MLS account for an additional 10-20% of transactions/volume. Contact Katie for more details.