Prices Steady, Sales Dip in Rural Land Market | SW Wisconsin Rural Real Estate

April 24, 2017
  • Prices Steady

While the housing market continues to experience rising prices, the land market on average has held fairly firm on prices since midway through 2015.

  • Only about 60% of Offers are Successful

I’ve seen this trend in my business for about 6 months now and there are two reasons for this. First, competing offers are quite common and when that happens only one offer can be accepted while the others will fail. Second, overpriced properties are losing out. When buyers are submitting offers on properties, they are at the buyer’s perceived value range regardless of list price. When the seller values the property differently, the offer fails.

  • Larger parcel sizes are selling

More acres sold during the 1st quarter than any other quarter in the last year. 2,852 acres sold in 29 transactions for an average parcel size of 98 acres. Strong demand continues for nice properties 40-80 acres, although larger properties that are priced fairly get a lot of attention.

  • Spring selling season

After a fairly calm and steady fall/winter season, Spring has brought a flurry of activity. This is an advantageous time for potential sellers to put properties on the market.

Read more by First Weber’s Rural Property Pro, Jay Frazier   Prices Steady, Sales Dip in Rural Land Market | SW Wisconsin Rural Real Estate


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