As we wrap up another year in Loudoun County, the real estate market has shown some predictable seasonal shifts. The week ending December 31, 2023, brought about significant changes that reflect the typical end-of-year slowdown. Here’s a closer look at the key trends observed in the Loudoun County real estate market for this period.

A Dip in Home Sales

 Compared to the previous week, home sales in Loudoun County witnessed a 26% decrease. This decline is unsurprising, as both buyers and sellers tend to put their real estate activities on hold to focus on holiday celebrations and family gatherings.

Under Contract Homes 

There was a notable 43% decrease in homes under contract. This further supports the theory of end-of-year seasonality impacting the real estate market. With people concentrating on the holidays, fewer buyers are actively looking to close deals, leading to this significant drop.

Active Listings on the Decline

Perhaps the most dramatic indicator of the seasonal trend is the 69% decrease in active listings. This substantial drop suggests that people were more inclined to spend time opening presents and cherishing moments with loved ones than worrying about listing their homes.

Increased Days on Market

The average days on market rose by 75%, reaching 28 days – the highest we’ve seen in a while. This increase indicates that homes are staying on the market longer, possibly due to reduced buyer activity during the holiday season.

Changes in Price Negotiations 

Finally, the average list-to-close price ratio decreased by 1.2%. This shift presents an opportunity for buyers in the market, as it implies that sellers are more willing to make concessions. In other words, buyers might find themselves in a favorable position to negotiate better deals.

Loudoun County Real Estate Market

The Loudoun County real estate market’s end-of-year statistics reflect a typical seasonal slowdown. While this might seem like a lull for some, it presents unique opportunities for others, especially buyers looking for more negotiating power. As we move into the new year, it’s crucial to stay informed about these trends and understand how they can impact your real estate decisions. Remember, whether you’re buying, selling, or just exploring your options, having a knowledgeable and experienced real estate professional by your side is invaluable.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights into the Loudoun County real estate market. Here’s to a prosperous and successful 2024!

To get a recap on the Loudoun County Real Estate Market click here —> 2023 Full Month Market Update for November