Partnering with the Seahawks to Tackle Homelessness
We’re proud to be the Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks and we’ve partnered with them for a 4th year to help address homelessness through our #TackleHomelessness Campaign. For every Seahawks defensive tackle during a home game, Windermere donates $100 to Mary’s Place. They provide shelter, resources, and meals to families on their journey out of homelessness. As of October 21st, we’ve raised $113,100.
The Fall Market Cool Down
Summer brought significant sales but now we’re starting to see a seasonal slowdown. While the market still favors sellers, it is shifting overall toward a more balanced market.
- In the last 9 months, single-family homes have sold for an average of $1,019,444. That’s a 1.6% increase from the same time period in 2018, showing how our robust regional economy positively impacts prices.
- Local agents have sold 288 residential homes through Sept. and 116 of them were sold during the summer. The market did heat up, but when comparing this time period to last year, that’s a 10% drop in homes sold.
- The 3rd quarter absorption rate (the rate at which available homes are sold each month) was 42.1% for single-family homes, a 13.2% decrease when compared to last year’s 3rd quarter.
- As of Sept. 30th, there were 80 active listings. Compared to Sept. of 2018, that’s an 11% decrease. But the number of homes sold in Sept. went up by 3% year-over-year. The number of pending sales increased by 6.5%.
A Look at Condominium and Land Sales
In the condominium market, 78 units have been sold so far this year. When compared to 2018, that’s a 21% decrease in units sold. However, September’s average sold price was $629,000, which is a 23.3% increase year-over-year.
Regarding land sales, the average sold price in September was $241,000, a 56.2% drop from September of 2018. But 12 lots were sold during the 3rd quarter this year. Only 3 lots were sold during that quarter last year. Land still tends to sell quickly if there aren’t any major issues.
Why a Local Realtor Makes a World of Difference
Your local Windermere Realtor® is the key to success, using their expertise, industry connections, and data-driven strategies to appropriately price your home. They can ensure that your property resonates with the educated buyer and they understand the nuances of the island’s market.
Online search engines and agents who aren’t familiar with the island tend to have a cookie-cutter approach to our listings. They often use estimates and price per square foot as if all properties here are similar when each one is often quite unique. With a resident market expert, you can increase your chances of selling your home faster with the possibility of more than one offer.