Understanding Turnover Rate In Your Neighborhood

Posted by Joe Manausa on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 at 11:42am.

One statistic that a good listing agent in Tallahassee should discuss with you when you are considering selling a home is the turnover rate in your neighborhood. Turnover rate is defined as the number of homes selling each year divided by the total n

One statistic that a good listing agent in Tallahassee should discuss with you when you are considering selling a home is the turnover rate in your neighborhood. Turnover rate is defined as the number of homes selling each year divided by the total number of homes.

So, if your Tallahassee neighborhood has 250 homes, and on average 25 sell each year, you can say that your neighborhood has a turnover rate of 10%. We can also measure how often somebody chooses to sell a home by taking the inverse of this turnover rate. So in the previous example (1/10%), the average length of home ownership would be 10 years.

By tracking the trend of turnover rates in an area, you can find out a lot about the stability of a neighborhood in Tallahassee. You can also find out whether or not you should expect more homes to come on the market (to compete with yours). The following real estate graph is an example of turnover rate measured in Weems Plantation in Tallahassee, Florida.

Turnover Rate Measured For Weems Plantation In Tallahassee, Florida

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In the real estate graph above, the blue line shows the trend of the turnover rate in Weems Plantation for the past 8 years. The vertical red bars are the trend of the average price. It appears that when the prices soared in Weems, everybody that could sold their homes, with a turnover rate exceeding 20%.

Joe Manausa, MBA is a 26 year veteran of real estate brokerage in Tallahassee, Florida and has owned and managed his own company since 1992. He is a daily blogger with content that focuses on real estate analytics and providing his clients with a tactical advantage in today's challenging market.

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