Neither rabbit or duck season, it's listing season

Real Estate

Here is a quick market update for Sarasota County Real Estate

390 new listings in the past 7 days for Sarasota County alone.

362 price decreases.

98 homes went back on the market

199 sold

These stats do not include most of the new construction sales that are still providing huge opportunities to thousands of South West Florida shoppers.

Since there were more sales in August of 2019 than there were in February of the same year, there is no logical reason to bombard the market with listings in Sarasota County each January.

All you are doing by listing your home in January is help to advance the buyer's market situation.

As I mentioned above, August saw more actual sales than February.

To make it worse for sellers, February had 5,898 active listings for buyers to choose from and August only had 3,915.

August was definitely the best month to be a seller in 2019.

Since I'm certain this January market flooding ritual is not likely to stop anytime soon, I would say that you can increase your chances of a faster sale by listing in or near June.

However, life cannot always wait until June. If you need to list in a buyer's market, it becomes even more critical to make the best choices possible regarding the preparation and marketing of your home.

Keep that in mind when you are choosing your Real Estate team. How will they make your property stand out in the crowded market? You deserve an outstanding answer to that question.

Written by Steve Martin Smith


Steve Martin Smith is a top Sarasota County area Real Estate Agent licensed in the state of Florida since January of 2015. With an impressive launch, he attained the number two ranking in his brokerage of 20 agents by the end of 2016. That caused other brokerages to aggressively attempt to recruit him and eventually he accepted an offer with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in March of 2017. Since that time Steve has reached many personal heights. Selling $1,000,000+ estates from Panther Ridge in Manatee County to Burnt Store Marina condos in Punta Gorda, Steve has managed to become the top selling Coldwell Banker agent of single family homes in the area that includes Venice, Venice Island, Nokomis and The West Villages since 2017. He is also in the top 40 of all Sarasota County Realtors.