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PALM BEACH COUNTY REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORTS – October 2018

We love this time of year! … Assisting buyers to get into new homes before December 31st for homestead…  Working with sellers to find new homes so the buyers can get in by December 31st… 😊 and of course, enjoying our beautiful Florida winters!

October 2018 provided our market with the second largest year over year growth! Our Palm Beach County marketplace continues to show robust price growth.  There is a however, a BUT…(isn’t there always?)

 

How this growth impacts you really depends on your price point.

 

Here’s what the numbers are telling us right now:

$300-400K market: This is a sellers’ market and does show a strong growth of prices. It will be interesting to see how this segment is impacted as mortgage rates rise in 2019.
(Sellers: important point here – NOW is the time to sell before a rate increase – and while it is still a sellers’ market!)

$400,000-999,999 market: This is now a balanced market.  

$1,000,000 and above:  This remains a buyers’ market – and then some! – with 17 months of inventory (this is a lot).  
So what does this mean? We still have many over-priced homes in the high- end market.  In October, “percent of list price” and “time to contract” were both longer than they were the same time last year!   

We are seeing sales at the high end (especially those listed by the All About Florida Homes team). But, sellers,  you need to be realistic on your price and compare to what has sold – not what is currently listed.  Homes can and are being sold – we are simply dealing with a shift in our market and reality is once again prevailing!

 

Contact us at (561) 571-2289 – or via amyandnoreen@allaboutfloridahomes.com – if we can provide you with any additional market data that will help inform your decisions! We are here to help – with no obligation.

 

Why we ALWAYS invest in Pro Photos for Our Listings

Why does the All About Florida Homes Team invest in professional real estate photography?  The answer is simple. We are professional real estate marketers, and we understand how buyers search for homes.

90% of buyers start their home searches online. (National Association of Realtors)

Buyers spend 60% of their time looking at listing photos, 20% on the listing description and 20% on the agent description. (The Wall Street Journal)

Homes with professional photos get 61% more views online. (Redfin)

Listings with professional photographs sell 32% faster, spending only 89 days on the market compared to 123 for other homes. (PR Newswire)

According to MLS statistics, properties photographed by drones (aerial images) sold 68% faster. (RIS Media)

Now you understand a little about the buyer’s online home shopping experience, and about how pro photos help us sell homes faster and for higher prices. So, which photo would you want your Realtor to use to market your home?

Call us today at (561) 571-2289 if you’d like to lear more about how we will market your home if you list with us!