Q4 2023 Market Report

Looking back to look ahead: we’re analyzing the Q4 2023 real estate market data to make informed decisions in this new year. Read on for the data, charts and the biggest takeaways from Q4 in our latest Market Report.

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Average Sales Price By County

Average Sales Price% Change (vs LQ)% Change (vs LY)
Flathead$821,789-5%+6%
Missoula$654,250+7%+24%
Ravalli$650,000+5%-12%
Lewis & Clark$465,018+7%-2%
Residential data only. All data from the Montana Regional MLS.

Average Sales Price By Town

Average Sales Price% Change (vs LQ)% Change (vs LY)
Whitefish$1,252,880-14%+10%
Kalispell$607,767-6%flat
Missoula$568,578-6%+8%
Helena$465,986-2%+7%
Residential data only. All data from the Montana Regional MLS.

Don’t let the negative change from Q3 concern you – we’re watching the YOY (year over year) increases and know the market is returning to a healthier level, inclusive of inventory and demand. Prices are still significantly higher than where they were pre-pandemic, but just as we reported in past Market Reports, we see pricing right-sizing, making it easier to analyze the market and provide comprehensive Market Analysis Reports for our clients. If you are curious what the value of your home is today, Contact Us – we’d love to put a no-strings-attached Competitive Market Analysis together for you to help you make informed decisions on your real estate invesments.

Homes For Sale

# Homes% Change
(vs LQ)
% Change
(vs LY)
Flathead County759-6%+8%
Missoula County321-4%+33%
Ravalli County219-13%-11%
Lewis & Clark County181-7%-6%
Whitefish179-18%+5%
Kalispell282+1%+35%
Missoula238-6%+41%
Helena125-7%+20%
Residential data only. All data from the Montana Regional MLS.

The number of homes for sale is rising compared to last year, in some parts as much as 35% (Kalispell) and 41% (Missoula), yet remains flat or slightly down from Q3. Typically, Q4 sees limited number of new listings compared to the rest of the year, for example:

Missoula:

  • Q3 2023 New Listings: 456
  • Q4 2023 New Listings: 183
  • -60% drop between the two quarters

Whitefish:

  • Q3 2023 New Listings: 169
  • Q4 2023 New Listings: 98
  • -42% drop between the two quarters

All this to say, we’re excited to see inventory levels return to a healthier level.

Homes for Sale Q4 2023

Supply & Demand

Months Supply% Change
(vs LQ)
% Change
(vs LY)
Average Days
on Market
% Change
(vs LQ)
% Change
(vs LY)
Flathead County6.3flat+26%94-9%-22%
Missoula County3.3flat+50%68+15%-13%
Ravalli County4.3-12%+30%100+14%+14%
Lewis & Clark County2.5flat+47%66-8%+38%
Whitefish7.5-13%+25%117-19%-39%
Kalispell4.6+5%+59%85-12%-16%
Missoula2.9-3%+53%64+19%-19%
Helena2.2-8%+38%61+27%-12%
Residential data only. All data from the Montana Regional MLS.

Overall, residential supply has remained relatively flat from last quarter, but we continue to see big gains from the same period last year, which is promising, as limited inventory remained a barrier for many seeking to buy in Western Montana.

We continue to see Average Days On Market remain low, especially in Missoula (68) and Lewis & Clark (66) Counties. Supply also remains lower in both of those counties, which makes for a more competitive market. Are you struggling in a competitive market? Contact Us, with a seasoned team of veteran Agents, we have ways to navigate challenging markets.

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Kyna Williams

Kyna Williams

Kyna Williams has spent her entire career telling stories for world-renowned brands like Nike and Underwood wine-in-a-can. Now, she joins Revel as CMO and COO. On any given day, you can find Kyna negotiating ad buys, brewing a pot of coffee or assisting agents with their listing presentations.
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