2020: October Market Report

What happened in October?

What Sold

As we look at the October stats, the Jackson Hole real estate market has not slowed down, not one bit. Another historic 98 transactions hit the books! The 2020 year-to-date transaction count (499) has now surpassed the total sum of transactions in 2019 (493), and we still have 2 months remaining to close out the year! The 2020 dollar volume has also outdone 2019, with another jaw dropping $287,205,637 reported in October alone! Both the average and median sales price have remained consistent for the last three months, with the average sale price at just under $3M and the median hovering just around $1.5-$1.6M.
In July, we see the initial spike in sales activity, but the unprecedented numbers have remained consistent from August through October. The luxury price point accounted for 34% of the month's transactions, and marks the highest transaction count we have ever seen in the history of the report for this segment.  In fact, the luxury price point in October alone (33) has outsold the under-$500,000 sales for the entire year to date (27)! We have also seen a consistent and significant number of land transactions in the last 3 months, with 20 land transactions reported in October. The increased activity in land sales can be attributed to the lack of single-family inventory remaining after the historic activity posted in the last several months. Based on the amount of property currently under contract, we do not see this trend dying down in November as the market continues to sizzle!

Real Estate Transactions


Total Sales Volume


Average Days on Market




Single Family Home Sales


of property sales over $1M



Thinking of Selling?

Early concerns that the coronavirus would slow down the Jackson Hole real estate have not come to fruition. In fact the opposite has occurred with out of town buyers flooding the real estate market seeking an "escape" from city life. We are seeing properties sell more quickly and for higher prices as a result. Sellers have a unique opportunity to take advantage of this unprecedented level of demand. Please reach out for an informal discussion; let's chat about the exploding Jackson Hole real estate market and how it affects your property's value.

New Listings

Despite the continued RED HOT SALES side of the market, new listings dropped off again this month, with just 41 new listings hitting the market. The gap continued to widen between the 98 sales transaction, and this month's new listings being less than half of that number. The dollar volume also dropped off, with just under $140M in new inventory, which is just about half the dollar volume that hit the market in September. The average list price of this new inventory also corrected itself somewhat, but still boasted a staggering $3.34M in average price, down almost $1M from September's $4.26M.  The median list price significantly corrected itself, dropping to $1.95M after September's incredible $3M price point.

While we saw 36 new listings over $1M enter the market this month, there were no new listings in the under-$500,000 market.  There were only 9 new building sites that hit the market which is the least we've seen per month since February of this year. With the amount of land transactions that have been listed and sold this year, it begs the question, how much is actually left to sell? The 23 single family homes that came on the market in October continue to be the dominant property type in highest demand so if you've ever considered selling, this certainly seems to be the right time to list!

New Listings


New Listing Volume


Vacant Lot Listings


Average List Price




listings under $500,000


Listings over $1M

Is now a good time to buy?

An influx of out of town buyers has definitely put added pressure on the market, with many properties receiving multiple offers upon hitting the market. Now more than ever, it's important to be ready to jump when the right opportunity arises. Know the market, follow the comps, make sure your financing plan is lined up, be ready to act on the right property. If you are looking to buy in this market, please connect with me so that we can make sure you are aware of new listings as soon as they hit the market. If I know what you are looking for, I can keep an eye out for soon to be listed properties as well, alerting you before they hit the market.
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.