What is the current average number of days on the market for homes in San Francisco in the over $2.5m market?

Asked by Tommy T, Tue Feb 5, 2013

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Herb Alston, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Thu Feb 7, 2013
The wise-acker answer is how far over $2.5M?

In 2012 there were 175 sales of single family homes over $2.5M. Average Days on Market (DOM) was 67. But what did you learn. Nothing really.

Included in that is:
2901 Broadway that sold for $28.5M which was on the market for 2,054 days.
2808 Broadway that sold for $17M originally went on the market for $25M 505 days.
2835 Divisadero that sold for $6.05M listed for $5.5M and sold in 7 days
26 Joice that sold for $3.1M listed for $2.8M, sold in 12 days
44 Montclair Terrace for $2.9M, listed for $$2.7 sold in 1 day or
313-323 Cumberland for $3.5M, listed for $2.4M sold in 5 days 47% over asking

That's just single family homes. In San Francisco, saying over $2.5M is not really saying or asking much. Even in this market with the lowest volume inventory in over 10 years. Today there are 27 homes on the market over $2.5M. There were 57 condos sold over $2.5M in 2012. Highest sale price: $7.85M. Average Days on market for condos in 2012 over $2.5M: 79

I could ask, "How many beautiful brown haired women over 5' 5" are there in Miami? You'd want to know age range, ethnicity, thin, voluptuous... how tall over 5' 5"... What neighborhood of the Miami area am I looking? There are simply too many other variables.

It's the same with housing. If you have an unlimited budget? Does DOM even matter? In SF right now, if a seller doesn't get their price, they will come off the market, wait a month and do some fluffing during that time off market and come back. Today's inventory of Single Family homes in Districts 1-10 is: 167 (27 over $2.5M).

Somewhere in there your question is answered(I hope). If you would like to hone that question more specifically and have a frank discussion about the market, strategies selling or buying. Pop me an email or give me a call.

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Beatrice Jac…, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Wed Feb 6, 2013
The current average number of days on the market is about 45days

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Lance King, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Tue Feb 5, 2013
The reason for the difference in numbers is because I only looked at single family homes as per your question. For condos it's 59 days.
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Seth Swenson,…, Agent, Palo Alto, CA
Tue Feb 5, 2013
Hi Tommy,

Overall for sfr's and condos sold it is 67 days. For active listings it is 78 days. If you want a more detailed breakdown of the numbers please call me.

Thank you,

Seth Swenson
415 860 7384
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Lizete Santos, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Tue Feb 5, 2013

It's just over 2 months:


Please let me know if you would like specific neighborhood information.

Web Reference:  http://www.LizeteSantos.com
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Lance King, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Tue Feb 5, 2013

It's 85 days across the city, but it varies in different neighborhoods. There are also a handful that have been on the market over 200 days that is skewing the average. If you'd like to see a spreadsheet with a breakdown by neighborhood send me an email to lance@fixedrateproperties.com.

If you are considering selling such a property, who you hire, how you price it, and the quality of the marketing plan have a huge impact.

Best Regards,

Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
DRE# 01384425
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Thanks for the reply and offer for a breakdown, I'd appreciate it. I'm not actively searching for a home but trying to understand the condition of the market and what the expectation are for selling a home.
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