Naples Real Estate Market Sees Another Record Month in Closings

Naples, Florida (November 20, 2020) – According to the October 2020 Market Report, released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), the Naples real estate market continues to see strong demand in both the single family and condominium markets.

In case you missed it, see the Naples Real Estate Market Report for September 2020

With strong demand, sellers are receiving multiple competitive offers on their listings during what is a traditionally slower time of year. Offers are coming in more quickly as well, with homes sold during October 2020 staying on the market 11.5 percent fewer days than October 2019. The average number of days on the market until sale was 92 in October 2020 compared to 104 days in October 2020.

In a typical year, October would be a time when inventory numbers rise as sellers prepare for increased demand during season,” said Mike Hughes, Vice President of Downing-Frye, Realty, Inc. “However, the pandemic disrupted traditional seasonal patterns.”

Winter Seasonal Real Estate Market in Naples

Buyers are getting a jump on the winter seasonal market as shown by the reduced inventory, increase in multiple bids and the jump in closed sales. Closed sales activity for the overall market increased 65.2 percent to 1,249 closed sales in October 2020 from 756 closed sales in October 2019. Inventory continues to be a challenge for buyers seeking to purchase a home in Naples. While the overall market inventory in October 2020 decreased 33.8 percent to 3,543 from 5,351 in October 2019, overall pending sales for the same time period increased 73.0 percent to 1,708 from 987 in October 2019.

During the period of January through October 2020, there were 9,785 closed sales in Naples, which represents a 13.8 percent increase over the same period in 2019. With more active buyers on the market, housing prices are seeing moderate but sustainable growth. The October Market Report showed that single-family homes saw an increase in the median closed sales price of 12.1 percent to $458,000 during January to October 2020, up from $408,500 during the same period in 2019. Condominium median closed sales prices also saw an uptick of 5.8 percent to $275,000 during January to October 2020, over $260,000 during the same period in 2019.

Naples Real Estate Market Comparisons

The NABOR® October 2020 Market Report provides 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:

Oct. 2019
Oct. 2020
Total closed sales (month/month)
756 1,249 +65.2%
Total pending sales (homes under contract) (month/month) 987 1,708 +73%
Median closed price (month/month)
$329,950 $385,000 +16.7%
Total active listings (inventory)
5,351 3,543 -33.8%
Average days on market
104 92 -11.5%
Single-family closed sales (month/month)
389 580
Single-family median closed price (month/month)
$395,000 $523,000 +32.4%
Single-family inventory
2,675 1,501 -43.9%
Condominium closed sales (month/month)
367 624 +70%
Condominium median closed price (month/month)
$255,000 $284,500 +11.6%
Condominium inventory
2,676 2,042 -23.7%

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