Atlantic County, NJ Real Estate Market Update

Atlantic County, NJ Real Estate Market

Here is a quick overview of the Atlantic County, NJ real estate market using data from June 2018 and comparing it to June 2017.  The data is divided into three categories:  Single Family homes, townhomes and condos, and Adult Communities.  Atlantic County, NJ Real Estate Market For all categories inventory is down and days are market are down.  Median sales price is up 7.4% for single family homes and 9.9% for condos.  Of course all real estate is local so if you want to know what’s happing in your neighborhood or city please contact me.  I can provide this report on a city level and also provide data for your local neighborhood.  You can download a PDF of the report here:  AtlanticCountyMarketReport

When Should I Sell My House?

Why wait until the Spring? There is less competition right now!

Many people always think of the Spring as the best time to sell and buy a home.  That typically is when we have the most activity in our market however that doesn’t mean it’s always the best time to sell.  Right now we are on the tail end of winter.  We have some cold nights and the occasional snow storm and overall the weather is not bad.  Buyers are out now shopping for homes.  Listing and selling your home now means that your home will competing agains fewer homes for sale.  Fewer homes for sale means you may be able to get a better price for your home.

March 2, 2018 Winter storm. Ocean City, NJ

Some of our communities are experiencing an all time low in inventory of homes available.  The answer to the questions of when should I sell my house is it depends.  It depends on your circumstances, your plans, your neighborhood and your house.  There are many factors to consider and I’m here to help you.  Contact me for a free consultation to determine when the best time to sell would be for you.

Best wishes, Matt

11 Reasons Home Sellers Should List During the Holiday Season

Now is a great time to sell your home.

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11 Reasons Sellers Should List During the Holiday Season

We made it past Thanksgiving and now December will be over before we know it.  Many home seller chose to pull their homes off the market this time of year and wait until Spring to sell.  Here are 11 reasons sellers should list during the Holiday Season.

11. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the Spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money! This will allow you to sell high and buy low.

10. You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year.

9. Even though your house will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days around the Holidays.

8. January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transfers cannot wait until Spring to buy, you need to be on the market during the Holidays to capture the market.

7. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons.

6. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than they do during a work week.

5. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price.

4. Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays.

3. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home. Less demand means more money for you.

2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you.

And the number one reason why your seller should list during the Holidays …

1. People who look for homes during the Holidays are more serious buyers!

* repost from blog.KW.com

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore Is The Real Estate Sales Leader In Egg Harbor Township, NJ

The new sales leader in Egg Harbor Township NJ is Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore with the highest year to date units and sales volume.

Recently one of our competitors has been advertising as the Egg Harbor Township, NJ real estate sales leader.  I questioned whether this was true and discovered that at one time they were the sales leader however year to date real numbers show that Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore is number one in sales volume and sales units.  I have included some charts and graphs to show this.  These are real numbers taken from the South Jersey Shore Regional Multiple Listing Service.

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore units sold in Egg Harbor Township increased 73.68% as of September 21st 2017 compared to year to date numbers from 2016.  165 units have been sold year to date and our next closest competitor sold 131 units.  Units sold is the number one indicator of who the sales leader is in a community and we are dominating that category.

 

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore sales volume increased 53.96% as of September 1st 2017 compared to year to date numbers from 2016.  Year to date sales volume for 2017 is $24,814,297.00 making it number one.  Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore is number one in market share also with 16.6% market share  based on units sold.  So the new sales leader is Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore and we have the data to prove it.  If you are looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate in Egg Harbor Township, NJ I’m your local home town real estate consultant and I’m happy to help.  Call me at 609-484-9890 ext 132 or send me a message on this site.

Best wishes, Matt

P.S. Here are the actual sales numbers taken from our multiple listing service showing how we stack up against the competition.

YTD Total # Units as of 9-21-17

YTD Total $ Volume as of 9-21-17

YTD 2017 vs YTD 2016 Change in # Units as of 9-21-17

YTD 2017 vs YTD 2016 as of 9-21-17

Egg Harbor Township, NJ Market Statistics

What's happening in the real estate market September update

Houses for sale in Egg Harbor Township New Jersey

Here’s a quick overview of what’s happening in the real estate market in Egg Harbor Township.  Median sold price is down 6% to $190,000.  The median for sale price is up 2% and sold properties are down 2%.  New properties are down 9% and total inventory is down 19%.  

So even with lower inventories prices are still down overall.  My interpretation of these statistics indicate that the foreclosure properties that are still on the market are continuing to pull prices down.  At the same time some of the communities in Egg Harbor Township are very short on inventory and so there is a great possibility of price appreciation.  Contact me if you’d like to know how much your home is worth in today’s market.  To view full statistics for August 2017 Egg Harbor Township real estate click here:  egg-harbor-township-market-stats

Matt

Real Estate Market Update For Egg Harbor Township, NJ

One of the largest and most popular areas of our region is Egg Harbor Township.  I’d like to highlight some of the interesting market statistics derived from the multiple listing service to help home sellers and buyers in the area be aware of what is going on in the market.

This first chart shows the median for sale price and median sold price.  We look at the February 2017 numbers and then go back to compare those number with a year ago.  The median for sale price did not change.  The median sold price went down by 14%.

Egg Harbor Township, Median for sale and sold price. Feb. 2017.

The second chart shows supply and demand by month for Egg Harbor Township.  The red bar shows the supply of homes for sale and the green bar shows the number of homes sold.  Supply is down by 2% and sold properties are up by 3%.  This is good news for sellers.  You have less competition and more homes selling than this time a year ago.

The last chart shows the average days on the market up by 17% to 88 days on the market.  In this market as a seller you do not want to be average.  Our goal is to sell your home during the peak “window of opportunity” the first 4-5 weeks a home comes on the market.

Who do you know looking to sell or buy a home?  Please call me for a complementary consultation.

Best wishes,

Matt

Supply and demand for Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Feb 2017

Average days on market for Egg Harbor Township, NJ Feb. 2017

Market Statistics For Atlantic County, NJ 2016

I have several clients investing in real estate in this market.  Prices are low inventory is high and it’s a great market to buy and hold.  I also have investors looking to flip properties.  I’ve put together some interesting statistics that should be helpful for people looking to invest in the Atlantic County, NJ real estate market.

Market statistics as of 12/22/16 For Atlantic County NJ

City Number of sales In 2016 Year to Date # of homes for sale # sold/month % sold/month
Galloway 349 311 29.08 9.35%
Absecon 122 98 10.17 10.37%
Port Republic 9 7 0.75 10.71%
Egg Harbor Twp 548 362 45.67 12.62%
Hamilton Twp 278 219 23.17 10.58%
Somers Point 127 86 10.58 12.31%
Northfield 130 84 10.83 12.90%
Linwood 98 85 8.17 9.61%
Pleasantville 224 121 18.67 15.43%

Sunset, Port Republic, NJ

This first chart shows some of the mainland areas, the number of homes sold and % of homes that sold.  The highest % sold was Pleasantville at 15.43%.  Pleasantville was followed by Northfield, Egg Harbor Township and Somers Point.

It’s also interesting to look at the number of sales in certain price ranges to see what price ranges have been selling the most.  Homes in the $150,000-$200,000 are selling most followed by $200,000-$250,000.

 

Sold Price Number of sales by price point
0-50k 94
50-100k 214
100-150k 307
150-200k 468
200-250k 350
250-300k 159
300-350k 56
350k-400k 33
400-450k 23
450-500k 16
500-550k 7
550+ 10

*Includes these areas: Galloway, Absecon, Port Republic, Egg Harbor Twp,
Hamilton Twp, Somers Point, Northfield, Linwood

I also get asked frequently how long it’s taking to sell homes so I broke that out based on the number of bedrooms.  Three bedroom homes are selling faster.  This is most likely due to their lower price point.

3 bedroom Average 71 days on market
4 bedroom average 91 days on market

Now is a great time to buy, sell and invest in real estate in Atlantic County.  Contact us for a free consultation to help you evaluate your opportunities in today’s market.  Matt

Fall In Love With Your Home!

Is it better to move in the Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter?

Here’s a quick post to let you know how I can help you and the people you feel comfortable

introducing me to.

If you or someone you care about had been thinking about buying or selling a home in the spring or summer and decided to wait, there is a subtle yet important shift to moving in the fall that deserves consideration.

Summer moves are often triggered by family needs, while fall and winter moves are frequently influenced by external factors such as work. Whether you are buying or selling, here are critical seasonal influencers which affect the value of a home.

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It is important that you know I optimize marketing strategies based on several factors that influence your micro-market. The next time you notice a person who is falling into an autumn or winter move and you know they’d benefit from my help, call or text me immediately. I promise they’ll be delighted you introduced us.

Matthew Haviland, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore 609-484-9890 ext 132

What Do Baby Boomers And Millennials Share?

Here’s a quick note to let you know how I can help you and the people you feel comfortable introducing me to.

This year there are more healthy and happy baby boomers over 65 than ever before. At the same time, there are more millennials than ever before, many of whom are well-educated, but paying the price in terms of high student debt, which keeps them living with their boomer parents longer.

Despite their financial and age differences, both these groups want the best for themselves and each other. For that reason, they appreciate the input of family and friends when choosing a product or service. Both prefer an enthusiastic introduction over the thought of working with the unknown.

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It’s important you know I skillfully work with people of many income brackets.

Whether you know a person with a lot of student loan debt or someone who could pay cash for their next home, I love helping people make good financial decisions. The next time you notice someone who would benefit from my help, call or text me immediately. I promise they’ll be delighted you introduced us.

Matthew Haviland, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore 609-484-9890 ext 132

July Is Family Vacation Month

Here’s a quick note to let you know how I can help you and the people you feel comfortable introducing me to.

Outside of traveling for Thanksgiving, more families celebrate reunions in July than any other season. The availability of outdoor locations and activities is a popular choice, because the weather is so nice. And since the kids are out of school, summer is generally an easier time to travel for most.

View of the Ocean from the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk.

View of the Ocean from the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk.


If family is visiting you this summer and conversations turn to the possibility of a move that brings them closer, feel comfortable giving my time and expertise to them. I can help them weigh the options of getting a condo for the summer and holiday travel, or the best options for a permanent relocation. Also, at this time, loan programs for second properties and new purchases are outrageously favorable.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could pick your next neighbor and it is someone you would love to have nearby?

Matthew Haviland, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore 609-484-9890 ext 132