April 2020 Northeast Florida Market Stats: How is COVID-19 Impacting our Market.

May 22, 2020

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The market stats for April 2020 from the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors show new listings of 3,107 are down 22% compared to April 2019. Pending sales of 2,339 are down 27% and 2,334 closings are down 23%. The sales price is up over last April and the last several months. The median price of $250,000 is up 11% and the average sales price of $298,438 is up 8%.

 

According to the Florida Realtors Chief Economist Dr. Brad O’Connor, “drops in both new pending sales and new listings indicate that both demand and supply are in decline, at least in the short run.” This seems to be causing sales prices to be more stable.

 

The graph below is a great depiction of showings through ShowingTime. It compares the change from the first week of 2020 which is the line at 0%. As you can see on March 11, the 2020 showings were slightly above 2019. The showings immediately dropped to 49% of the first week while the 2019 showings had been 39% higher than the first week for a difference of 88%. However, on May 12th the 2020 showings were up 11% and the 2019 showings were up 31% for a difference of only 20%. I just wanted you to visually see how showings dropped when the stay at home orders first started and the number of showings has recovered dramatically. The customers out right now are serious buyers.

 

 

As the restrictions from Covid-19 are lifted, we expect to see activity pick up; however, it is hard to anticipate how quickly people will feel comfortable getting out more. Everyone in our industry is using more technology and safety procedures such as social distancing, masks and gloves. Stay safe!

 

Please let us know if you have questions or we can help you in any way.

 

 

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About Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty
Since launching Davidson Realty in 1989, Sherry Davidson has built the firm to include nearly 60 agents and exceed $100 million in annual sales. She is known throughout the First Coast as an authority on all things residential real estate, having served on the Board of Directors for Northeast Florida Association of Realtors, Florida Realtors® (a division of the National Association of Realtors), and Builders Care (charitable arm of Northeast Florida Builders Association).

Thanks to Sherry’s leadership, Davidson Realty has been recognized as one of the state’s Best Companies to Work For (Florida Trend Magazine), as well as one of the region’s Best Places to Work and 50 Fastest Growing Companies (Jacksonville Business Journal). Get to know Davidson Realty’s talented team of agents by clicking here or call us at (904) 940-5000.

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