Economists' Outlook

Housing stats and analysis from NAR's research experts.

In Which States Did Properties Sell Most Quickly in October 2017?

Amid strong demand and tight supply, REALTORS® reported that properties that sold in October 2017 were typically on the market for 34 days in October 2017, down from 41 days compared to October 2016, according to the October 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.[1]

During the August–October 2017, properties sold in less than 31 days in 18 states and in the District of Columbia, with properties selling most quickly in these areas: Washington (22 days); Nevada (23 days); Colorado (25 days); Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, California, Minnesota, and Utah (25 days), Kansas, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Oregon (26 days); Texas, Georgia (28 days), Indiana, Kentucky, Iowa (29 days), and South Dakota, Wyoming (30 days).

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According to data, properties sold most quickly in the metro areas of San-Francisco-Oakland-Hayward (31 days), San Jose-Sunnyvale-Sta. Clara (31 days), and Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (37 days). Properties sold quickly within 45 days in other metro areas in California, Washington, Utah, Tennessee, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts.

Amid tight supply, the median days on market have been broadly on a downtrend since 2011 when the properties typically were on the market for three months from May 2011, when this question was first asked in the RCI Survey, through March 2012.

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[1] In generating the median days on market at the state level, NAR uses data for the last three surveys to have close to 30 observations. Small states such as AK, ND, SD, MT, VT, WY, WV, DE, and D.C., may have fewer than 30 observations.