September Market Report


MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 7, 2016 – Memphis-area home sales for September increased 11.4 percent from a year ago, with 1,616 total sales recorded in the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® MAARdata property records database. Sales were down 7 percent from August, when there were 1,738 total sales. Average sales price from September-to-September was up 1.5 percent, at $163,770. Inventory decreased 2.9 percent, with 5,504 units listed for sale. YTD sales volume increased by 11.6 percent, at $2.22 billion.


September Comparison

2016 2015 % Change
Total Home Sales 1,616 1,451 11.4%
Median Sales Price $130,000 $125,500 3.6%
Average Sales Price $163,770 $161,362 1.5%
Monthly Sales Volume $264.7 million $234.1 million 13.1%


Year-to-Date Comparison

2016 2015 % Change
Total Home Sales 13,511 12,503 8.1%
Median Sales Price $133,000 $127,000 4.7%
Average Sales Price $164,473 $159,374 3.2%
Monthly Sales Volume $2.22 billion $1.99 billion 11.6%


Historical home sales statistics are located at

“The market keeps rolling along,” said MAAR President Joe Steffner. “Very healthy as we move into autumn.”

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 3,100 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

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