Q1 2021 Market Report

The current Real Estate market is “trending,” in the media, at the water cooler and everywhere in between. We continue to hear about the plummeting inventory, insane prices and undeterred buyers entering bidding wars. Will it slow? Will it end? While we don’t have a crystal ball, we do have the 1st Quarter statistics for Residential and Land sales in our market.

The Biggest Takeaways

  • Land continues to fly! In both Whitefish and Flathead County, we saw increases of +182% and +145% respectively (versus Q1 2020). Why? Residential inventory continues to plummet (-82% versus Q1 2021), forcing buyers to consider alternate options. Are you weighing the options between buying or building? Check out our blog post on the pros and cons of each.
  • Both average and median sales prices have skyrocketed. The Whitefish Residential median sales price increased +18% this quarter and +57% (vs LY) to $648,000, while the Whitefish Residential average sales price increased +2% this quarter and +51% (vs LY) to $890,221. Even with rising prices, buyers are undeterred.
  • While Q1 is typically the “slowest” quarter for home sales in our region, inventory dropped (from 1.9 months in Q4 2020 to 0.9 months in Q1 2021) and sales prices increased, indicating there is no “shoulder season” anymore.
  • For Buyers hoping to get their piece of the Whitefish/Flathead County market… Don’t lose hope. You need a competent, confident Agent who can navigate these waters and get your offer to the top of the pile. Revel agents successfully navigated many Buyers to close, most with competing offers to contend with.
  • For Sellers, or those contemplating selling your property – now is the time. It takes time to prepare a property for listing; let us guide you through the process to obtain top dollar. Contact us and let us show you what a concierge, white-glove real estate experience looks like.

Interested in the numbers? Let’s dive in…

Whitefish Residential

Q1 2019Q1 2020Q1 2021
Total Sales71107135 (+26%)
Average Sales Price$656,633$591,293$890,221 (+51%)
Median Sales Price$450,000$412,000$648,000 (+57%)
Average Days on Market198168127 (-24%)
Months Supply6.55.00.9
Gross Sales$46,620,960$63,268,390$120,179,792 (+90%)

Whitefish Land

Q1 2019Q1 2020Q1 2021
Total Sales353393 (+182%)
Average Sales Price$252,450$203,424$493,898 (+143%)
Median Sales Price$200,000$180,500$325,000 (+80%)
Average Days on Market251262140 (-47%)
Gross Sales$8,835,775$6,713,000$45,932,499 (+584%)

Flathead County Residential

Q1 2019Q1 2020Q1 2021
Total Sales340423532 (+26%)
Average Sales Price$405,739$433,058594,061 (+37%)
Median Sales Price$321,000$328,600$425,000 (+29%)
Average Days on Market148156110 (-42%)
Gross Sales$137,951,557$183,183,518$316,040,637 (+73%)

Flathead County Land

Q1 2019Q1 2020Q1 2021
Total Sales131128314 (+145%)
Average Sales Price$176,015$153,121$275,249 (+80%)
Median Sales Price$115,000$107,250$170,000 (+59%)
Average Days on Market328292215 (-26%)
Gross Sales$23,058,026$19,599,538$68,428,330 (+341%)

This information is based on data supplied by Montana Regional MLS. Montana Regional MLS does not guarantee nor is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by Montana Regional MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Percentage comparison from Q1 2020.

Kelly Laabs

Kelly Laabs

A native Montanan, Kelly Laabs is in the top 1% in volume for Montana’s real estate producers, closing more than $80MM worth of business in 2021. As an eternal connector and true Montanan, Kelly Laabs believes in finding the perfect property for his buyers and representing his sellers with creativity, passion, and transparency.
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