We regularly take all the market statistics on listings, sales, prices, etc., for every property in Sonoma County and then break it into two buckets: Country Property and Homes in Town. Then we go to work studying the figures, looking at the numbers, studying the trends and doing our homework to find our more about the specific sales.
In general, homes on 2 or more acres represent only about 9% of all the sales in Sonoma County. But these homes cover 70% of the geography.
When we extract the sales data and look at this as a separate market segment, we learn so much.
This Country Property market sector behaves quite differently from the Homes in Town and you lose all understanding of this when you fail to analyze it the way we do. So, we share this information with our friends and clients and all you have to do is ask, to get our most recent report on the subject.
In general, it takes a little longer to find the right buyer for a Country Property because they are all so specific. If only 9% of the sales are on 2+ acres and the buyers for those have all kinds of different needs- elbow room, seclusion, views, room for horses, goats, pigs or cattle (The Biggest Little Farm…?), vineyards, target practice, kids on ATVs, conservation… we have ALL those clients and they all need something a little different. We also find them in different places! They read different magazines, look at different types of social media, we have to target our marketing at them, wherever they ‘live’. So sometimes it just takes a little longer for them to sell.
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