|Sales Statistics Last 7 Days Athens MLS|
|Days on Market||37||893||241||159.5||--|
There was one sale in these 18 that was at $376,000. There was not another sale in our MLS over $214,000. Most of these sales fell in that average to median range of $125,000-$143,293.
|Sales Statistics last 30 days in the Athens Market|
|Days on Market||22||999||185||114||--|
During the last 30 days of sales activity we don't see much change in this trend. Only about 6 percent of homes sold in the Athens MLS were over $300,000. One of the most notable sales in Five Points, and the most expensive, sold for $452,000 or 80 percent of list price!
Look at the trends of average and median price. Still in that $125k-$145k range that the last 7 days showed us in the chart above.
What is the meaning behind this post? If you have a home priced over $250,000 you should expect a longer hold time. The 185 average days on market for a $147,000 sale is not going to happen for you. These homes that sold above $300,000 had an average days on market of 315 days while only netting 91 percent of list price as compared to 95 percent on the average.
Things will turn, but from my experience the numbers are telling me that while low to moderate priced homes are moving now in the Greater Athens area, homes that are above the norm in price will either continue to stagnate or their prices will need to be lowered to move.