Take A Look At The Top 1% Of Tallahassee's Housing Market
There's no set rule on when to apply the tag of "luxury home" in Tallahassee, so I've arbitrarily set it at homes priced among the top 1% in our real estate market.
Today's post shows you the top 1% and then (for the rest of us) shows the breakdown of how much buyers are paying for homes this year. We examine market conditions for high-end homes as well. Enjoy.
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The Top 1% Of Homes For Sale By Price In Tallahassee
Top One Percent Starts At $800K
When we plot the graph of this year's home sales, broken down into price ranges of $50K each, we see that 99% of all home sales fall below $800,000.
In case you don't find yourself in that rare group, it's OK, that's where 99% of the rest of us live. The following information can be observed in the graph above:
- 32% of homebuyers paid less than $150K
- 50% of homebuyers paid less than $200K
- 64% of homebuyers paid less than $250K
- 76% of homebuyers paid less than $300K
- 84% of homebuyers paid less than $350K
- 90% of homebuyers paid less than $400K
- 98% of homebuyers paid less than $650K
So our market is split at $200,000, and only 10% of this year's homebuyers spent above $400K. What's scary about the "$400K" number is it won't be long before our homebuilders cannot build a new home for less than $400,000.
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Current Market Conditions For Homes Over $800,000
When we look at the market for luxury homes in Tallahassee (the top 1%), the market is as good as we have ever seen. But the market is sending mixed signals right now.
On one hand, the past 18 months has seen the most luxury homes sell ever over a similar period of time. On the other hand, inventory is still so high that it is a strong buyers' market. Currently, there is twelve months supply of homes for sale over $800K, double the amount necessary for a balanced market.
Simply put, if zero new homes are built at this price range, and if nobody else with an $800K or higher home enters the market, it will take twelve months to sell everything. Of course, those two conditions will not occur, so that means nearly half of these current sellers are likely to find themselves unsold one year from today.
How To Sell A Home For More Than $800,000
To successfully sell a home at the top of the market, it is critical that you receive massive exposure on a consistent basis. It takes a large investment from your listing agent to continue to promote a luxury home (while only a handful is selling each month).
Make sure you take the time to interview agents and have them show you how your home will be marketed to the online consumer. If you hear things like "MLS," "newspaper," "open houses," or "agent marketing," you need to find somebody else. The consumer is digital, your marketing needs to dominate the digital realm as well. You can see more about how we market a home online here.
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