Buyers continue their migration from the North, Midwest and California looking to escape the Covid in the big cities and high density locations along with the high taxes, crime and cold weather, which reported a 38.5 percent increase in overall pending sales (homes under contract) to 2,210 pending sales from 1,359 pending sales in January 2020, according to the January 2021 Market Report, released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island).

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Not surprisingly, as a result of impressive activity during the fourth quarter of 2020, overall closed sales in January increased 49.7 percent to 1,109 closed sales from 741 closed sales in January 2020, leaving agents with 2.6 months of inventory at the end of the first month of the new year.

According to the report, showings in Naples increased 36 percent to 57,468 in January from 42,299 in January 2020. This was the highest number of showings recorded in one month over the past 12 months. Overall inventory in January fell 59.7 percent to 2,750 homes from 6,828 homes in January 2020. The radical and continuous reduction in inventory is changing the dynamic of the transaction.

The median closed price in January increased 14.7 percent to $395,000 from $344,500 in January 2020. And while this is $10,000 lower than the median closed price reported in December, broker analysts reviewing the January report feel the market’s inability to keep up with demand and the 65.1 percent increase in closed sales for homes above $2 million in January will have a substantial impact on where prices go in the coming months. The NABOR® January 2021 Market Reports provide comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges, and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary.

NABOR® sales statistics are presented in chart format, including these overall (single-family and condominium) findings:

Jan 2020
Jan 2021
Total closed sales (month/month)
741 1,109 +49.7%
Total pending sales (homes under contract) (month/month) 1,359 2,210 +38.5%
Median closed price (month/month)
$344,500 $395,000 +14.7%
Total active listings (inventory)
6,828 2,750 -59.7%
Average days on market
107 78 -27.1%
Single-family closed sales (month/month)
374 504
Single-family median closed price (month/month)
$433,500 $540,000 +24.6%
Single-family inventory
3,410 1,179 -65.4%
Condominium closed sales (month/month)
367 605 +64.9%
Condominium median closed price (month/month)
$275,000 $291,500 +5.8%
Condominium inventory
3,418 1,571 -54.0%

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