The Atlanta REALTORS® Market Brief examines sales, prices in 11-county metro area
Atlanta, GA – RealEstateRama – Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its April 2022 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan Atlanta. The Market Brief, compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally-focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single-family residential properties.
|April 2022||April 2021||% Change|
|Total Home Sales||6,331||7,344||-13.8%|
|Median Sales Price||$412,500||$343,000||20.3%|
|Average Sales Price||$500,500||$423,500||18.2%|
|April 2022||March 2022||% Change|
|Total Home Sales||6,331||6,810||-7.0%|
|Median Sales Price||$412,500||$395,000||4.4%|
|Average Sales Price||$500,500||$472,000||6.0%|
Demand: April residential sales were at 6,331, a decrease of 13.8% from the previous year.
Price: Average and median sales prices continue to outpace 2021’s figures, with positive gains. The median sales price in April was $412,500, an increase of 20.3% from last April. The average sales price was $500,500, up 18.2% from the previous year.
Supply: Atlanta area housing inventory totaled 7,245 units in April, a decrease of 6.2% from April 2021. New listings totaled 8,153, down 11.7% from April 2021 and down 2.1% from the previous month. The month’s supply over a 12-month period increased to 1.1 months.
|County||Total Units Sold||Median Sales Price||Average Sales Price|
A Word from 2022 Atlanta REALTORS® President, Karen Hatcher:
“Metro Atlanta reached record highs for median and average sales price at $412,500 and $500,500 respectively for April indicating the the housing market is still hot,” reports Atlanta REALTORS® Association President Karen Hatcher. “This is the first time ever the median price has been over $400,000 and the average price over $500,000.”
“As we moved into the busy spring season, we saw a slight increase in inventory with supply inching back over 1 month for the first time since December,” says Hatcher. “Although a positive sign, we are still very much in a Seller’s market.”
“While interest rates are rising, they are historically still low. We are continuing to see multiple offers on homes and offers above the list price. Buyers should continue to stay prepared for a search that could take months,” stated Hatcher. “We encourage buyers to work with a REALTOR® and be ready to act quickly. This market requires a very close watchful eye and a strong network as properties go under contract within days of listing.”
“As Metro Atlanta continues to progress economically, and with our current state of inventory, we will continue to see rising prices. It’s exciting to see the growth of the city, but we need to continue our focus and work to ensure everyone has access to home ownership.”
The Atlanta REALTORS® Market Brief is designed to offer an overview of the Atlanta residential market by providing a synopsis of sales and home prices, and covers 11 counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Fayette, Henry and Paulding. The numbers in the reports are updated each month to reflect any additional recordings from the previous month. Each month, the numbers reported for the previous month are updated to reflect additional recordings.
For more information or details on the reports, please contact Atlanta REALTORS® at 404-250-0051.
About the ATLANTA REALTORS® Association:
The Atlanta REALTORS® is the voice of residential real estate in Metro Atlanta and has been an instrumental factor in the growth of real estate in the state of Georgia for more than a century. As the largest REALTOR® association in Georgia, ARA serves as a central source of information for its members by focusing on real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in the industry and representing members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community. While less than 50% of active real estate licensees in Georgia meet the requirements to become REALTORS®, they constitute 80% of the top producing agents. Membership in ARA is the hallmark of quality, professionalism, and production.
First Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (FMLS) is the premier data services provider for real estate professionals in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. FMLS was founded by a handful of real estate brokers in Atlanta in 1957. Today, membership is growing quickly and is spreading in every direction. Currently, FMLS has over 2,700 offices and serves more than 56,000 real estate agents.