I do not have the numbers for SF. I can help you out for Oahu. Can you tell me what area on Oahu you are looking for? I just looked up Kailua f- the most recent DOM is around 60. Please let me know if it is ALL of the island or a certain area.
Jan - 61
Feb - 59
Mar - 47
Jan - 42
Feb - 50
Mar - 39
The trnd, like the stock market and interest rates has been varying quite a bit. Condos tend to be heading toward 40-45 days and SF around 10 days longer.
If you price it right, it should be 30-40 days. If you're selling, you need to mor aggressive on price changes. If you wait more than 60 days, it could really adversely affect your values when it does eventually sell.
However, the longer answer is that these numbers are actually nearly meaningless, other than for drawing graphs over considerable time periods. On Oahu, it is critically important to break down activity to areas, neighborhoods, and finally to specific streets and specific developments, especially for condos. This is especially important when pricing listings, or making offers to purchase for buyer clients. Not all real estate professionals are created equally, and there are plenty of examples that testify to that. Here is one example. In a specific townhouse development, I listed a property for $465,000. I took the listing based on the fact that the condition of the property and my analysis of the evelopment, marketplace, etc. justified the asking price. There were no sales of a similar unit in the complex for over 15 months, and there is one unit listed for sale that has been on the market for almost a year now.
The first offer we received was from a realtor who had not bothered to visit the unit with her buyer clients, and she low-balled the offering price based on her analysis of property sales in the surrounding area. Because of the lowball price, we declined the offer, not wanting to tie it up in a counter offer situation. The agent called me, and was angry that we considered her clients offer to be a "low ball". She argued her analysis, citing the comparable properties for her analysis. To keep the story short, I will just say that we decided not to waste each others time.
The next offer came from another agent who visited the property with his client, was familiar with the devlopment, and the offer was for 99% of the sking price. The 1% discount was in consideration that the offer was for all cash. They felt the property is worth every penny, which it is.
I hope you see my point, that the numbers are useful, but can also be misleading.
My name is Mike Gallagher and I am Broker in Charge at RE/MAX Honolulu.
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