December 2023 Real Estate MARKET UPDATE


A Comprehensive Look at Buyer vs Seller Dynamics

The real estate market in Southwest Florida is a dynamic arena that continually evolves, influenced by various factors such as supply, demand, and economic conditions. In this blog post, we’ll explore the current state of the market, shedding light on the delicate balance between buyers and sellers. Key indicators such as active listings, price changes, months supply of inventory, and average days on market will guide our analysis.


Active Listings and Price Changes

As of December 4, 2023, Southwest Florida boasts a substantial 13,898 active listings on the market. In the past week alone, there have been 1,324 price decreases, reflecting a dynamic landscape where sellers are making strategic adjustments to attract buyers. Remarkably, this means that approximately 10% of all listings have seen a price improvement in the last seven days, highlighting the competitive nature of the market.


MONTH’S Supply of Inventory

Understanding the monthly supply of inventory is crucial in determining whether it’s currently a buyer’s or seller’s market. In Lee County, the monthly supply of inventory has increased to 5.2 months, suggesting a slight shift toward a more balanced market. Similarly, in Collier County, the monthly supply has risen to 5.4 months, reinforcing the notion of a market where buyers may have a bit more leverage.


Days on the Market

Days on the market is a key metric that reflects the average time it takes for a property to sell. In Southwest Florida, this indicator has remained relatively stable. In Lee County, homes spend an average of 53 days on the market, while in Collier County, the figure is slightly higher at 61 days. This consistency indicates that, despite other market fluctuations, the time it takes to sell a home has not experienced significant changes.


Buyer vs Seller Dynamics

The data points to a market that is transitioning, with increasing inventory and a notable percentage of sellers making strategic price adjustments. The monthly supply of inventory, while still within a balanced range, indicates a shift that could give buyers a bit more negotiating power. However, the stable average days on the market suggest that, despite these changes, properties are still moving at a reasonable pace.


Overall Thoughts:

As we navigate the currents of the Southwest Florida real estate market, it’s evident that the balance between buyers and sellers is undergoing subtle shifts. With a significant number of active listings, a noteworthy percentage of price improvements, and stable days on market, both buyers and sellers should approach the market with a strategic mindset. Staying informed about these trends is essential for making well-informed real estate decisions in this ever-changing landscape.

If you’re considering putting your home up for sale and have any questions regarding the current state of the market, our team is always available to assist you. Our team of experienced professionals can help you achieve your residential real estate goals, whether you’re buying or selling. With our proven tools, you can be assured of getting the most out of your transaction.

SWFL Real Estate Quick Facts:

Updated 12/04/23
Total Inventory on the MLS: 13,889
Total Homes Sold in 2023:  29,641

Last 7 Days:

New Listings on the MLS: 1,019
Homes Put Under Contract: 625
Homes with Price Decreases:  1,324

Mortgage Rates:

Real-Time Southwest Florida Data:

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