August Market Report


MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept 21., 2017 – (RealEstateRama) — Memphis-area home sales for August increased 10.3 percent from a year ago, with 1,942 total sales recorded in the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®MAARdata property records database. Sales were up 11.2 percent from July when there were 1,747 total sales. Average sales price from August-to-August was up 4.4 percent, at $183,175. Inventory decreased 2.1 percent, with 4,713 units listed for sale. Year-to-Date sales volume was up 13.7 percent at $2.24 billion.


August Comparison

2017 2016 % Change
Total Home Sales 1,942 1,760 10.3%
Median Sales Price $147,623 $142,000 4.0%
Average Sales Price $183,175 $175,527 4.4%
Monthly Sales Volume $355.7 million $308.9 million 15.2%



Year-to-Date Comparison

2017 2016 % Change
Total Home Sales 13,065 11,925 9.6%
Median Sales Price $136,000 $134,000 1.5%
Average Sales Price $171,075 $164,809 3.8%
Monthly Sales Volume $2.24 billion $1.97 billion 13.7%

Historical home sales statistics are located at

“August sales were the highest we’ve seen all year,” said MAAR President Tommie Criswell. “Now we’re about 10 percent ahead on total sales year-to-date.”

Serving the Mid-South for more than 100 years as the Voice for Local Real Estate, the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® serves and represents real estate professionals as well as provides real estate information to the general public. About 3,400 members unite to make up one of Tennessee’s largest local REALTOR® organizations with real estate expertise stretching throughout the greater Memphis area. The MAARdata system includes records of all property transactions in Shelby, Fayette and Tipton counties. The MLS includes listings in Shelby, Fayette, Tipton, Hardeman, Hardin, McNairy, and Lauderdale counties in Tennessee; DeSoto County in Mississippi; and Crittenden County in Arkansas.

Contact Don Wade, Media Relations & Research, 901.485.1653


The Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) is Tennessee's largest local REALTOR® organization, encompassing Shelby, Fayette, Tipton, Hardin, Hardeman and McNairy Counties. Founded by eight charter members in 1910, MAAR recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. MAAR's focus is serving and representing real estate professionals as well as providing real estate information to the general public.

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