Jupiter Pending Home Sales Drop for the 3rd Straight Month

What a difference a month makes and a lot has happened since we last update the pending sales data in the north county area. The biggest news affecting us all was the downgrading of the credit rating of the United States. One would think that would make interest rates jump but alas the Fed jumps in and announces they are going to try and keep them artificially low for at least the next two years. I, for one, certainly hope they can but I think that was more posturing in order to calm the equity markets more than anything else.

On the front lines, real estate sales in July were down across the area and some of that has to do with inventory levels that continue to shrink. Foreclosure numbers are also way down and we are still taking a wait and see attitude as to whether the 50% dip we have been seeing over the past few months is here for good or if this is just a lull before the next storm. Interesting times indeed.

Every month at this time we take a look at the level of pending real estate sales in the north county area as it is the most important metric when determining what future sales will be. Our July 15th reports throughout the north county area showed a mixed bag with some towns seeing an increase while others had fewer pending listings so again I was very interested to sit down and pull the latest information to see what the last 30 days look like. Could we move back towards those record levels now that summer was staring us in the face? Or would we see a continued and somewhat expected slowdown?

This month in Jupiter pending listings stand at 118 down from last months level of 134 and our third monthly decline in a row. This months drop brings us back down almost to the average we have seen for the year which sits at 115.58 and well below the high we experienced back on May 15th when we were at 161. The next couple months are going to tell us a lot about where this market heads as we move through the summer months so keep tuned in and we will bring you the latest.

As always, my goal when working with each of my clients, is to fully understand their unique, individual needs and design a program that will successfully ensure their goals are met. “Results Driven Real Estate” is a promise of the highest level of service in the industry and if you would like a complimentary consultation to discuss your particular situation in more detail please feel free to contact Tom at 561 308-1075 or via e-mail at tom@tompriester.com. We would be honored to be of assistance in any way that we can.

Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester   e-PRO
“Results Driven Real Estate”
Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175


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After spending years among the top individual performers at one of Palm Beach County’s largest and most successful real estate brokerages, Tom Priester knew there was another way to do real estate. A better way. Real estate services focused on the customer. Like the old days when the customer truly was #1. He tired of listening to why he should be going out to have his customers sign one sided buyers’ brokerage agreements. He tired of hearing how he should be selling customers why paying higher commissions, like 7% and 8%, was to their benefit. He tired of hearing how he should sell his clients on why they should be paying hundreds of dollars in additional “transaction fees”. The business had slid way too far from being focused on the customer. His customer. So he decided the time was right to be different…..by design. To start his own unique boutique real estate firm truly focused on his customers. They will now have access to a process focused on them. Only the best marketing techniques to sell their homes. No cutting corners. Commission structures based on his clients needs not his. Paradise Sharks was born out of Tom’s passion to return this business to the customer. Where it belongs. If you want a real estate experience that benefits you, just give Tom a call at 561 308-0175 or send him an e-mail at tom@paradisesharks.com. You can always pay more and receive less but that just would not make any sense. Would it?

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