Naples Area Board Of Realtors 2016 Recap 2017 Projections

Naples Area Board Of Realtors 2016 Recap 2017 Projections

Naples Area Real Estate Inventory Outpaced Sales in 2016

 (January 20, 2017) -

Broker analysts who analyzed the Annual, 4th Quarter and December 2016 Market Reports released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island) concluded that the local real estate market performed well in 2016 despite several unpredictable market influencers that impacted the housing market such as the February stock market slump, a low Canadian exchange rate, Brexit and Zika fears, and the presidential election. Brokers agree that factors appear to be in place for a good market in 2017.

Overall inventory increased 34 percent to 5,946 homes in year ending 2016 from 4,426 homes in year ending 2015. The Naples Beach area experienced the highest number of new listings with 437 homes added to its inventory during 2016. However, and per the Report, the Naples Beach area also saw the largest decrease in overall closed sales during 2016 of all other geographic areas reported. Overall closed sales in this highly-desired location decreased 21 percent to 1,525 homes in year ending 2016 from 1,922 homes in year ending 2015.

Closed sales of condominiums in the East Naples area and single family homes in the $500,000 to $1 million price category increased in 2016, despite overall closed sales decreasing 13 percent to 8,510 homes in year ending 2016 from 9,751 homes in year ending 2015.

Competition from new home developments in 2016 played a role resulting in fewer sales of existing homes in 2016 compared to 2015, which was a very strong year

Of note, the annual Market Report showed that the overall median closed prices for homes above $300,000 did not change during 2016. In fact, homes in the $500,000 to $1 million price category experienced only a 3 percent decrease in their overall median closed price to $650,000 in year ending 2016 from $667,000 in year ending 2015. Brokers attribute this reduction in median closed price, and the 2 percent decrease in overall median closed price for the $1 million to $2 million price category in 2016, to better informed and motivated sellers.

The NABOR® Annual 2016 Market Report provides comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges, and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. The NABOR® Annual 2016 sales statistics are presented in chart format, including these overall (single-family and condominium) findings:

Brokers who analyzed NABOR®'s Market Reports in 2016 predicted that inventory would rise and they believe our inventory of existing homes will continue to increase in 2017. These knowledgeable brokers advise homeowners who plan to sell in 2017 to seek guidance from a Naples REALTOR® who knows the local market and can help you price your property correctly. A REALTOR® can also identify properties best suited for buyers and negotiate a purchase price that fits any budget.  


YE 2016

YE 2015


Total homes under contract (pending sales)




Total closed sales




Median closed price




Total active listings (inventory)




Average days on market




Single-family closed sales




Single-family median closed price




Single-family inventory




Condominium closed sales




Condominium median closed price




Condominium inventory




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