Atlanta REALTORS® Releases March 2021 Statistics on Housing Market

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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 March 2021 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.

Annual Comparison

March 2021

March 2020

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Monthly Comparison

March 2021

February 2021

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Demand: March residential sales were at 6,952, an increase of 7.3% from the previous year.

Price: Average and median sales prices continue to outpace 2020’s figures, with positive gains. The median sales price in March was $330,000, an increase of 15.8% from last March. The average sales price was $396,500, up 15.9% from the previous year.

Supply: Atlanta area housing inventory totaled 7,426 units in March, a decrease of 55.8% from March 2020. New listings totaled 8,767, down 7.4% from March 2020 and up 25.4% from the previous month. The month’s supply over a 12-month period decreased to 1.1 months.

Largest Metro Counties Sales Comparison

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A Word from 2021 Atlanta REALTORS® President Cynthia Lippert:

“We see the increase in sales as a positive sign, that even though we’re facing some real challenges with low inventory levels, agents are finding creative solutions to ease some of the burden for consumers,” stated Cynthia Lippert, 2021 President of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association. “The importance of understanding the market is paramount to making all of this work.”

Asked more and more frequently for her advice to fatigued buyers and contemplating sellers, these days Lippert analogizes this unique housing marketplace to a complex puzzle. “I see agents rather skillfully connecting opportunity with need, sometimes problem-solving several steps ahead and looking heavily to their networks for solutions to piece it all together. This is real ingenuity at work, and it’s always been at the heart of what we do. This is what REALTORS® do everyday, and we’re just stepping up our game to meet the challenges of the day.”

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.

About FMLS:

First Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (FMLS) is the premier data services provider for real estate professionals in Georgia. 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 2,300 offices and serves more than 43,000 real estate agents. The FMLS listing database contains more than 31,000 active listings located all over Georgia and the Southeast.


Atlanta REALTORS® Association
Joel McRae, Digital Marketing Specialist
Office: 404.732.0613

Reggie McCrary, Chief Executive Officer
Office: 404.732.0601

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