First, anyone reading stats has to be careful with the interpretation. I have addressed this with many customers and clients. For instance, statistics thus far indicate that Seymour median sales prices in 2013 are indeed above 2012; $254,950 vs. $228,000. The number of sales in 2013 are trending to be right on target with 2012. Also, the sales price ratio when compared to the list price has been greater in 2013 for 6 out of the 7 months so far. However, the realtor who gave you the information may have been looking at different criteria, using arithmetic average prices, or referring to a particular month vs. year to date infortmation. And finally, the simple truth could be that the realtor misspoke. Bottom line is that Seymour, as a whole, appears well ahead of 2012. Just be certain, if you want to move ahead with selling, that your neighborhood is tracking favorably to the town data.