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Versailles, KY Real Estate Report: Feb ’24 Home Seller Insights

Is now the time to sell your home?


Hello, Versailles, Kentucky. This is your Real Estate Market Watch for February 2024 brought to you by CENTURY 21 Simpson & Associates.


We’ll answer the four most common questions sellers have about the current real estate market and then discuss the real estate indicators behind them.


Let’s get started.


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The first question home sellers ask is, ‘What is the pace of the market?

What's the pace of the market for Versailles-Woodford Co KY - Fast - Feb 24

It’s moving fast. There are 47 days of inventory available, and homes are going under contract in 58 days. Tight inventory and strong buyer demand could lead to more price increases over time.


The most asked question is about home value. While each home is different, we can answer, “What are the pricing trends?

What are the pricing trends for Versailles-Woodford Co KY - Strong Feb 24

Prices in Versailles-Woodford County are strong.

Sellers can still capitalize on historically high prices and continued buyer demand. 2024 median sales prices are above those of 2023. If you are curious about the current Median Sales Price, stay tuned for our discussion of the real estate market indicators for February 2024.


Another question home sellers ask is, “How does my home compare to others on the market?

How does my home compare in Versailles-Woodford Co KY - Pricing and Condition Matter Feb 24

Price and Condition Matter.

Homes were on the market for 58 days in February. Pricing and condition matter and should be reconsidered if a home is on the market longer than average. As rates fall and competition increases, sellers can expect more buyers to act fast.


And finally, home sellers want to know, “Does the market favor buyers or sellers?

Does the market favor buyers or sellers in Versailles-Woodford Co KY - Sellers Feb 24

It is a sellers market.

Tight inventory continues to be a major factor fueling this market. With 1.58 months or 47 days of available homes on the market, more buyers are expected to enter the market and prices will likely rise.


Timing the market is nearly impossible! The best we can do is read and react to the data available, and it’s sending a clear message: If you’re ready to sell, it’s best to act now!


If you are ready to sell it's best to act now - Versailles-Woodford Co KY Feb 24


With falling rates, buyer demand is expected to rise. Tight inventory means available homes are poised to be in demand.


Let us, or have your REALTOR run the numbers based on the market and see if that achieves your financial goals.


Call our office or reach out to one of our real estate agents if you have any questions.



Now that we’ve answered the top questions of home sellers, let’s go deeper and discuss the real estate indicators behind them. For each of the 5 indicators, we’ll discuss what they are, how they are calculated, the current results as of February 2024, and what those results mean for home sellers.


Let’s start with Months Supply of Inventory which we used to answer the questions, “Does the market favor buyers or sellers?” and “What’s the pace of the market?


This indicator tells us about the balance between supply and demand in the real estate market and whether the current market favors buyers or sellers. Months Supply of Inventory measures how long the current inventory of properties available for purchase would last at the current rate of sales if no new properties came on the market. Six months of inventory represents a balanced market, favoring neither buyer nor seller. When Months Supply of Inventory is below 6 months, it is considered a sellers’ market.


Feb 2024 Months Supply of Inventory - Versailles-Woodford Co KY

In Versailles-Woodford County, the months supply of inventory fell to 1.58 months or around 47 days. That’s an 11.7% decrease over the previous month and 15.1% lower than a year ago. For context, over the past decade, the average months supply of inventory was 3.8 months. At 1.58 months supply of inventory, the market continues to favor sellers. There are simply not enough homes on the market to meet buyer demand.



Now, let’s shift our focus to the Current Inventory. It is another measure that provides insights into the question, “What’s the pace of the market?


Current Inventory also serves as a balancing act. When current inventory is low, the market dynamics favor home sellers by fueling demand, fostering increased competition, accelerating sales, and driving the potential for elevated property prices. This indicator gives us a snapshot of the number of homes currently available for sale. It’s important to note that the number of homes on the market can vary as it depends on when the report is generated. By consistently using the same day each month, we can establish meaningful month-to-month trends.


Feb 2024 Current Inventory - Versailles-Woodford Co KY


As of February 15th, there were 34 homes available on the market in Versailles-Woodford County. This represents a 12.8% decrease compared to the previous month. Compared to last year, when there were 43 homes on the market, we observe a 20.9% decrease in the number of available homes. For sellers, low inventory signals scarcity, driving heightened demand, increased buyer competition, faster sales, and potential for higher property prices.


Our third indicator is Existing Home Sales Volume. It is a third measure that provides insights into, “What’s the pace of the market?


This indicator tells us about the pace of the market. A faster pace favors sellers. Existing home sales is the total number of all the properties whose sales contracts were completed, or closed, during the month.


Feb 2024 Existing Home Sales Volume - Versailles-Woodford Co KY

In February, 8.5 million dollars’ worth of property was sold in Versailles-Woodford County. That’s 107.5% higher than the previous month and up 72.9% compared to the previous year. Sellers who are ready to list their homes should be encouraged that buyer demand still exceeds supply. As mortgage rates moderate, more buyers will re-enter the market.


Next is the most-requested indicator, Median Sales Price. This indicator answers the question, “What are the pricing trends?”


This indicator helps us understand how home prices are moving in the current market. The median is the price where half of the homes sold in any given area that month were cheaper, and half were more expensive.


Feb 2024 Median Sales Price- Versailles-Woodford Co KY


The median sales price of a home in Versailles-Woodford County was $425,000, which was 18.1% above the previous month and 66.7% higher than last year. 2024 median sales prices are above those of 2023. Sellers can still capitalize on historically high prices and continued buyer demand.


Days on Market is our final indicator and helps answer the question, “How does my home compare to others on the market?” Like many of the other indicators, it also provides insights into, “What’s the pace of the market?


The Days on Market indicator helps us determine if our pricing is correct or if there is some other market resistance, potentially leading to reduced buyer interest and negotiating power. The Days on Market is the average number of days that sold homes were on the market. Those days are calculated from the day a property is listed until it goes under contract.


Feb 2024 Days on Market - Versailles-Woodford Co KY


Days on Market is at 58 days, which is up 40% from last month and up 38.1% over last year. Pricing and condition matter and should be reconsidered if a home is on market longer than average. As rates fall and competition increases, sellers can expect more buyers to act fast and be ready with strong offers.


Overall, the real estate market indicators clearly favor sellers.


Feb 2024 Overall Market Favors Sellers - Versailles-Woodford Co KY


If you have a home to sell and were feeling like you missed your window, don’t miss this one!


We’re here to help. Call our office or reach out to one of our real estate agents.


In addition to this Versailles-Woodford County market update, we cover other Central Kentucky counties. Check out our local real estate market update videos for Frankfort-Franklin County and Lawrenceburg-Anderson County. If you’d like a broader perspective, we also provide a monthly overview of the national residential real estate market.


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