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Five Closings for July
|Model||NWMLS Number||Square Footage||Original Asking Price||Asking Price When Sold||Final Sale Price||Dollars/ Square Foot||Days on Market||Percentage of Asking Price|
|Bainbridge||1942090||1,850||$1,225,000||$1,225,000||$1,175,000||$635.14||7||1% Listing Fee Team – $75K Price Drop or 4.1% Below the Asking Price.|
|Monticello||1943517||2,700||$1,795,000||$1,795,000||$1,700,000||$629.63||20||Resident Windermere Listing Broker – $95K Price Concession or 5.3% Below Asking.|
|Hemlock||1939674||2,160||$1,775,000||$1,775,000||$1,725,000||$798.61||7||1% Listing Fee Team – $50K Price Drop or 2.82% Below the Asking Price.|
There were only five closings for July compared to 18 the same month last year for about a 72% deficit. July was the largest sales month of 2021 and with a dozen transactions currently sitting in Escrow, we can expect a more productive August. It remains to be seen whether the final prices on the settlement statements will be higher or lower than the offerings. We have begun to see an obvious shift in the market. There’s been a consistent slide from the panic purchasing period of homes moving rapidly for five or 10% or more above list prices to price reductions and extended days on market. This reflects a more normal marketplace is approaching. Notwithstanding, it’s still very much a Seller’s market if your home is priced properly. The largest amount of traffic happens in the first two weeks, so you don’t want to blow it by being greedy. Those who do will likely find themselves staying on the market longer and reducing their asking prices at least once. Also, don’t be surprised if there’s not multiple offers or the Buyers want to have an inspection. They have a larger selection now and are calling more of the shots.
The Chelan at $850k is spectacular, sitting high above the greenbelt and walking trails. It has an oversized yard tiered beautifully with upper and lower Flagstone and gorgeous gardens; a site to behold. The Washington is highly remodeled with a stunning interior and a great view of the forest floor, trails, and retention pond below. The percentages in the active table above reflect that special homes like these move easily while most require more Listing Agent effort. The days of “My home will sell no matter what agent I hire are over. The following data unveils the hard facts.
An Even Dozen Buzzin’ Around in Escrow
|Model||NWMLS Number||Square Footage||Original Asking Price||Asking Price When Sold||Dollars/ Square Foot||Days on Market||Percentage of Asking Price|
|Chelan||1956818||1,300||$556,690||$556,690||$428.22||5||A.R.C.H. – Pending Inspection|
|Discovery||1968247||1,365||$875,000||$875,000||$651.11||10||Attached & Near the Club.|
|Discovery||1969066||1,350||$879,000||$879,000||$651.11||10||Attached & Near the Club.|
|Vancouver||1965720||1,910||$1,190,000||$998,000||$522.51||63||1% Listing Fee Team -$192,000 Price Drop or More than 16% Below the Asking Price!|
|Whidbey||1963241||1,671||$1,025,000||$1,025,000||$613.41||3||Upgraded Kitchen & Baths|
|Madison||1958365||1,810||$1,050,000||$1,050,000||$580.11||7||Prior Model Gallery Home|
|Whidbey||1915901||1,670||$1,299,000||$1,050,000||$628.74||106||1% Listing Fee Team – $149K Price Drop or 19% Below the asking Price!|
|Bainbridge||1955833||1,870||$1,198,000||$1,098,000||$587.17||44||Coldwell Banker Broker – $100K Price Drop or 8.35% Below the Asking Price!|
|Whidbey||193535||1,660||$1,250,000||$1,175,000||$707.83||26||1% Listing Fee Team – $75K Price Drop or 6% Below the Asking Price!|
|Bainbridge||1949559||1,870||$1,300,000||$1,199,000||$641.18||46||1% Listing Fee Team – $101K Price Drop or 7.7% Below the Asking Price!|
|Maryhill||1944158||3,399||$1,825,000||$1,825,000||$536.92||16||Largest TRR Floor Plan|
Wow…Warren said it perfectly. The data is in the tables; need I say more?
“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”
Eight Homes Up For Sale at Month End
|Model||NWMLS Number||Square Footage||Original Asking Price||Current Asking Price||Dollars/ Square Foot||Days on Market||Mentionable|
|Whidbey||1957911||1,680||$1,070,000||$1,025,000||$610.12||38||1% Listing Fee Team – $45K Price Drop or 4.2% Below the Asking Price!|
|Bainbridge||1960271||1,870||$1,175,000||$1,175,000||$628.34||33||Now Pending Inspection|
|Vancouver||1953431||1,930||$1,179,000||$1,179,000||$610.88||45||Greenbelt, Near Club|
|Maple||1970938||2,575||$1,695,000||$1,575,000||$611.65||39||Most Northerly TRR Home|
|Hemlock||1948737||2,293||$1,658,000||$1,658,000||$723.07||53||Backs to Parkway Near Club|
|Monticello||1942175||2,695||$1,425,000||$1,745,000||$647.50||26||6th Fairway of Golf Course|
homes for sale will change by the time this market report has processed to you.
One of my daily reads, Elliot Eisenberg, an internationally acclaimed economist, and public speaker reports:
“At LVMH, the world’s largest luxury group whose brands include Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, and others, reported a 28% Y-o-Y sales increase, and at Hermes, home of the $20,000 Birkin bag, sales are up 23% Y-o-Y. Conversely, McDonald’s is seeing lower-income customers buy more value offerings and fewer combo meals and is also gaining consumers who are shifting away from sit-down fast-food restaurants to save money on meals out.”
Could this be a case of “The Rich get Richer; the Poor get Poorer”? With Luxury Homes over $2m doing so well and others not so much, there seems to be some truth to that.
1% Listing Fee Vs. Conventional Brokers in Black & White
… Brokers Are Worth What They Get Paid; the Numbers Don’t Lie. Here’s how our Trilogy 1%ers match up.
|1% Listing Fee Team Price Reductions Prior to “Pending”||Northwest Multiple Listing Service Number||22 Other Conventional Fee Listing Brokers Price Reductions Prior to “Pending”||Northwest Multiple Listing Service Number||1% Listing Fee Team Final Price Reduction at Closing||1% Listing Fee Team Final Sales Percentage of Original Asking Price||22 Other Conventional Fee Listing Brokers Final Price Reduction at Closing||22 Other Conventional Fee Listing Brokers Final Sales Percentage of the Original Asking Price|
|$252,000||1929780 then 1965720||$252,000|
|$192,000||1929780 then 1965720||$192,000||Active|
|$101,000||1949559||$100,000||1940195 then 1955833||Pending|
Our market has adjusted in a matter of a few months, and we have been seeing listings with more days on the market. It can be challenging to navigate this so Sellers require more attention. All you need do is look at the data within the tables above and from prior reports; one duo stands out like a sore thumb. Of the 39 closings year-to-date, there have been 11 price drops and nine of them are or were listed with the 1% listing fee duo, who had their first reduction in March when the market was red hot. Of the 22 other Brokers who have listed properties in Trilogy this year, only two have had a price reduction prior to going pending, they didn’t happen until after the third week of June, totaled a mere $30K between them and still averaged 98.36% of the original asking price. The nine price drops involving our “discount duo” ranged from $45,000 to a whopping $252,000, averaging reductions of over $117,000 or 92.78% of the original asking price; you do the math.
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That’s a wrap for July 2022! Enjoy the Sunshine, Everyone and Thank You for Reading.
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