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What is the average number of days a home currently spends on the market in Sacramento?

Asked by Trulia Sacramento, Sacramento, CA Tue May 7, 2013

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My advice to buyers seeking a particular neighborhood, size, or price range, or set of amenities, Think in terms of hours, not days.

Three different types of "average" gave me varying results:

CDOM, DOM, and Median

for Residential, including condos, includes: El Dorado, Sacramento, and Placer Counties:
Broken down by price range,

Over a million dollars: 121 days, 107 days, 54 Days
500K to 999K: 59 Days, 46 Days, 20 Days
250K to 500K: 35 Days, 30 Days, 12 Days
150K to 250K: 31 Days, 27 Days, 10 Days
100K ot 150K: 34 Days, 29 Days, 10 Days
under $100K: 40 Days, 33 Days, 12 Days

All Price ranges: Average CDOM = 36 Days, Average DOM = 30 days.
A different type of average: the median days on market is about 11 to 12 days for all ranges.

Median days on market is the important average. Overpriced and poorly marketed houses overweight the average DOM figures, making them less important statistics than the medians.

The median tells me that half of the houses have executed contracts in less than 12 days.
Getting a contract ratified by the seller can take several days. If there are counter offers that can stretch the negotiation period out by days. Buyers intuitively are attracted to homes that are attractive to other buyers because of perceived value to list price, so the "hottest" listings are usually multi-bid and overbid within a day or two. The perception of a 11 day median is mainly due to the time the seller takes to choose one of the offers submitted in the first couple of days then getting the contract ratified.

In real life, not just statistics, the average number of days the home that the average buyer wants to offer on, is probably about two.

Criteria: Pendings and Solds since 12/22/2012 only; no actives.
Expireds and Withdrawns not included unless subsequently relisted and sold.:
Comprehensive Days on Market (CDOM) includes back on market listings and relisted expireds.
DOM (Days on Market) statistics are shorter than CDOM statistics by about 6 days.
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Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
The average number of days a home (SFR) spends on the market for Sacramento for the last 30 days is 22 days on the market. For Sacramento County it is 21 DOM.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 8, 2013
According to MLS STATISTICS for the most recent data - March 2013 (Data for Sacramento County and the City of West Sacramento), the average DOM was 27 days.

And what financing types was selling fast and not so fast for the month of March?
Cash (0-30 days): 1,198 units
Conventional (31-60 days): 161 units
FHA (61-90): 77 units
VA (91-120): 37 units
Other† (121-180): 39 units
† includes: cal vet, contract of sale, creative, farm home loan, owner financing.

Real estate, gotta love it!

Keisha Mathews, REALTOR®
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Mathews & Co. Realty Group
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 7, 2013
We are in a sellers market homes are selling fast most homes are getting multiple offers within hours of being on the market. Buyers are motivated,Inventory is very low and Interest rates are low.
Contact me anytime to help with all of your real estate needs

Heather Cox
Lyon Real Estate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 7, 2013
I agree partially with Drew on this question. You will get a lot of different answers.
However, if the home is priced well, in decent shape and a decent location, you can get multiple offers within hours to days. We are a sellers market so homes go fast.
I went to one listing a few weeks ago and the house went pending within HOURS of being on the market.
Good luck.

Nancy S Bergman
Realtor - Lyon Short Sale Certified
Property Manager
DRE # 01893550
Lyon RE Downtown
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 7, 2013
First of all, I think you are going to get a lot of different answers for this questions.

Right now a Home for sale in Sacramento should be on the market for 20 days on average. There are a number of factors that contribute to that number.

You should always look at apples when you are trying to sell an apple, but in general 20 days.
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