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May 21, 2018


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Mike's Market Update: May 21, 2018

Michael Renick

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Property Sales (Sold)

April property sales were 1351 unit 

  • Up 10% from 1228 in April of 2017 
  • Up 5.5 % from 1281 sales last month

Current Inventory (For Sale)

Total Units available for sale at the end of April were 4815

  • Down by 6 units from last year; 4809  
  • Down by 269 units from last month; 5084

Property Under Contract (Pended)

Total Units Under Contract at the end of April were 1437

  • Up 17.4% or 213 units; 1224 
  • Down 1.8% or 27 units from last month; 1464

The Average Sold Price per Square Footage is Appreciating*
The Average Sold Price per Square Footage is a great indicator for the direction of property values. Since Median Sold Price and Average Sold Price can be impacted by the 'mix' of high or low end properties in the market, the Average Sold Price per Square Footage is a more normalized indicator on the direction of property values. 

The April 2018 Average Sold Price per Square Footage of $222 was 

  • Down 0.9% from $224 last month
  • Up 10.9% from $202 in April of last year


The Days on Market 
The average Days on Market (DOM) shows how many days the average property is on the market before it sells. An upward trend in DOM trends to indicate a move towards more of a Buyer’s market, a downward trend indicates a move towards more of a Seller’s market. 

 The DOM for April 2018 was 72, which is

  • Down 13.3% from 83 days last month
  • Even from 72 days in April of last year.

The Average For Sale Price 
The Average For Sale Price in April was $641,000 which is

  • Down 5% from $675,000 in April of 2017 
  • Up 0.8% from $636,000 from last month.  

The Average Sold Price
The Average Sold Price in April was $386,000 which is

  • Up 9.7% from $302,000 in April of 2017 
  • Down 3.5% from $400,000 last month.

A comparatively lower Months of Inventory is more beneficial for sellers while a higher months of inventory is better for buyers.

Buyer’s market: more than 6 months of inventory
Seller’s market: less than 3 months of inventory
Neutral market: 3 – 6 months of inventory. 

Months of Inventory based on Closed Sales,  The April 2018 Months of Inventory based on Closed Sales of 3.6 was 

  • Down by 7.7% compared to last year (3.9) 
  • Down 10.1% compared to last month (4)

Absorption Rate measures the inverse of Months of Inventory and represents how much of the current active listings (as a percentage) are being absorbed each month.


*Buyer’s market: 16.67% and below
Seller’s market: 33.33% and above
Neutral market: 16.67% - 33.33%


Absorption Rate based on Closed Sales
The April 2018 Absorption Rate based on Closed Sales of 28.1

  • Up by 10.2% compared to last year (25.5)
  • Up 11.5% compared to last month (25.2)

Sarasota County
Published: May 2018*
Property Types: All Res. Proptype - All Properties - All Properties -
All Property Statuses


All reports are published May 2018, based on data available at the end of April 2018, except for the today stats. All reports presented are based on data supplied by the Mid-Florida MLS. The Mid-Florida MLS does not guarantee or is not in anyway responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the Mid-Florida MLS may not reflect all real estate activities in the market. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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