Summer Housing Market Momentum
Expected to Continue into Fall

Naples, Florida (September 18, 2020) – Closed sales activity in the Naples area real estate housing market maintained steady momentum through August with a 35.2 percent increase in overall closed sales to 1,098 closed sales from 812 in August 2019.

According to the August 2020 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), homebuying activity in Naples during the last three months exceeded activity reported in the first three months of 2020, more typically known as our peak resident season.

Positive Performance Continued

Broker analysts reviewing the report predict this momentum, driven from more closed sales, more new pending sales, and more new listings compared to a year ago, will set the Naples area housing market up for continued positive performance into the fall months.

August’s inventory decreased 29.1 percent to 4,174 properties from 5,887 properties in August 2019. However, despite the month-over-month drop in inventory during August, there were more new listings added over the summer months than new listings added during the peak season months. Broker analysts were quick to point out that some of the new listings added during the summer were likely listings that had been pulled off the market during the Great Lockdown, which occurred in April and May.

Overall median closed prices in August increased 26.7 percent to $399,000 from $315,000 in August 2019. Single-family home median prices increased 15.7 percent to $457,000 from $395,000 in August 2019, and condominium median closed prices increased 18.4 percent in August to $290,000 from $245,000 in August 2019.

2020 Record Month

August had the highest month-over-month increase in pending sales compared to any other month reported in 2020, with a 70.4 percent increase to 1,479 pending sales from 868 pending sales in August 2019. Not surprising, homebuyers seeking single-family homes continued to tilt the scales in August as the report showed a 76.4 percent increase for this home category, while pending sales of condominiums increased 63.9 percent.

In comparison, this summer’s closed sales have eclipsed our peak season’s closed sales as there were a combined 3,133 closed sales reported during June, July and August compared to a combined 2,659 closed sales reported in January, February and March.

NABOR® August Chart

The NABOR® August 2020 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.

Aug. 2019
Aug. 2020
Total closed sales (month/month)
812 1,098 +35.2%
Total pending sales (homes under contract) (month/month) 868 1,479 +70.4%
Median closed price (month/month)
$315,000 $399,000 +26.7%
Total active listings (inventory)
5,887 4,174 -29.1%
Average days on market
102 96 -5.9%
Single-family closed sales (month/month)
421 583
Single-family median closed price (month/month)
$395,000 $457,000 +15.7%
Single-family inventory
3,041 1,784 -41.3%
Condominium closed sales (month/month)
391 515 +31.7%
Condominium median closed price (month/month)
$245,000 $290,000 +18.4%
Condominium inventory
2,846 2,390 -16.0%

Geographically, closed sales of properties in the Naples Beach area (34102, 34103, 34108) during August increased 84.4 percent and saw an 82 percent increase in median closed price; the South Naples area (34112, 34113) reported the most new listings in August, with a 32.7 percent increase; and the East Naples area (34114, 34117, 34120, 34137) reported the biggest drop in months of inventory to 2.9 months of inventory in August from 6.4 months of inventory in August 2019.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Naples contact 30+ year veteran Realtor, Corey Cabral at (239) 963-6590 or via email through our online contact form.