Record Number of Leavenworth Homes for Sale

Leavenworth has too many homes for sale. End of Story.

Leavenworth Real Estate News

Leavenworth Real Estate News

Each year the number of homes on the market waxes and wanes throughout the seasons.

In Leavenworth, like most areas in the United States, home sellers put their homes on the market throughout the spring and summer months. Because of the snow and wintry conditions, it's common for some sellers to pull their homes off the market for a few months in the winter.

At the same time, some homes are coming off the market because they have sold, or because they have given up trying to sell.

The number of homes being sold is never at the same rate as the number of homes being put on the market, so by the end of the summer we have a large number of homes for sale. September and October always seem to have the most homes for sale.

During the fall, fewer new homes come on the market, and some get taking off the market. January and February always seem to have the least number of homes for sale.

Leavenworth Homes for Sale

Leavenworth Homes for Sale

In 2007, we reached a peak of 137 homes for sale in October. (Single Family Homes, not condos in the 98826 and 98847 zipcodes)

In 2008, the peak occurred in September with a new record of 158.

This year I knew we were going to really be smashing those numbers. My first clue came in May 2009 when we hit 154 homes for sale at the end of the month.

Now in August, we have surpassed the 200 homes mark and we still have a month or two to go.

From 2007 to 2008 we saw an increase in peak supply of 15%. A year over year increase of 30% would only take us to 205 homes for sale. I predict the peak supply will probably hit 225 homes for sale.

So what, peak supply is up?

If you are a seller, this is bad news. You have more competition than the market has ever seen.  Buyers have too many homes to choose from and the best way to get your home sold is to lower the price.

If you are a buyer - you have more choices than ever. Granted, there aren't going to be 200 homes to choose from in your price range and neighborhood, but there are more choices now than ever before.

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NOTE: This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the North Central Washington Association of Realtors or its Multiple Listing Service. Neither the Association nor its MLS guarantees or are in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the Association or its MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the Market.

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Allyson and Geordie Romer

Leavenworth real estate agents - Allyson and Geordie Romer

For over a decade, Allyson and Geordie have been serving clients in the Leavenworth-area real estate market. Together, they work tirelessly to stay on top of the regional market and present the most relevant opportunities to their clientele.

When not in the office, they can be found exploring the endless recreation opportunities of the area in all of its seasons.

 

Testimonials

 

Geordie provided excellent real estate representation! We appreciated his detailed knowledge of the market, his up front and honest approach, and his negotiation skills.
As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Laura Anderson

 

 

As “west siders” looking for a getaway near Leavenworth, Geordie provided insight … his knowledge of design features important in a “snowy winter wonderland” was appreciated. Thanks Geordie!
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- Jean Stern

 

 

Geordie made this somewhat complicated transition easier for us…going above and beyond to help us work through issues that came up during the sale of our parents home. We appreciated his knowledge, attentiveness to details and his willing spirit.
Our family is grateful for Geordie!
As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Terry Foster

 

 

Geordie was great in every way. We have been looking in the Leavenworth area for some time, and Geordie was absolutely the best for local knowledge, history and depth on neighborhoods, developments and the local market trends. He was very quick to respond (even when he was on his vacation) and worked very diligently to get all of our questions answered in a very timely fashion. We would recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Very friendly, and helped us navigate all of the local options before we made an offer on the property that we purchased. Thank you, Geordie!

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- Ryan Olsen

 

 

It was such a pleasure to work with Geordie and his wife, Allyson on our cabin purchase. They showed us a variety of locations, listened to what we wanted and helped us find the perfect match. Everything was smooth and not stressful, just relaxed and easy. We would definitely recommend Geordie and use him again if the need arises!

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- Cammie Schlosser

 

Moving to Leavenworth?

Are you looking for a cabin or a condo in Leavenworth that your family can use as a home base when climbing, skiing or hiking around Leavenworth or Lake Wenatchee?

Maybe you rent a house here and have decided to stay, surprised how a summer of rafting somehow turned into seven years.

Maybe it’s time to escape the hustle of the big city (and its rain) and move to Leavenworth with its four seasons.

Maybe you bought a condo years ago, don’t seem to use as much, and it’s time to sell.

Whatever your motivation, we are here to help. If you are buying a home, the best place to start is with our Homebuyer’s Guide to Leavenworth.