Arkansas REALTORS® experienced an increase of the number of homes sold statewide in November and an expected decrease in December sales as reflected in a report distributed by the Arkansas REALTORS® Association today.
“It is typical to see a drop in sales during the holiday season,” said Amy Glover Bryant, ePro and REALTOR® at Ausum Realty in Little Rock. “What is encouraging is the increase in November. I am pleased to see the market gradually increasing its strength, not making massive jumps.”
The number of homes sold in Arkansas in November increased by more than six percent over a year ago while the average price of those homes sold rose by less than 1 percent. In December the number of homes sold in Arkansas declinded by a little more than six percent over a year ago and the average price of those homes rose by almost 9 percent. The average price of the homes sold in the 43 county area surveyed by the Association increased from $150,781 in November 2011 to $150,975 in November 2012 and $147,795 in December 2011 to $161,074 in December 2012. Statewide valuations in November rose by over six percent from last year and in December they increased a little more than 2 percent from last year.
About Amy Glover Bryant, REALTOR®
A Little Rock, Arkansas-based REALTOR® Amy utilizes her two decades in public relations and marketing promoting the people and places of Arkansas along with her experience as the former Communications Director of the Arkansas REALTORS® Association to help Arkansans meet their real estate needs. As a Communications Director representing more than 6,000 REALTORS®, Amy wrote numerous articles offering ideas and advice to potential buyers, sellers and homeowners based on my work with Arkansas REALTORS®, extensive research and personal experience. She is also certified as an ePro® by the National Association of REALTORS®. Most important, Amy is passionate about finding success for her clients and passionate about helping people pursue the American Dream of homeownership and find “a place called home” whether it be their first home or their retirement home.