Brady and Son Realty

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Whether you are selling, buying, or investing, our goal is to meet your Real Estate needs so well that you recommend us to your family and friends.

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Aptos, California

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Aptos is an unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County. As such, it does not have a city government but rather falls under the County Government.

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Aptos Real Estate Market

Average Sales Price and Bidding Ratio

Aptos Real Estate Sales Trends
Aptos Real Estate Trends: Average Sales Price and Average Sales to List Price Ratio by Month

The graph above shows average sales price and the average sales price to list price ratio for sales in Aptos for the past 12 months. Here we see that homes in Aptos climbed in late summer then held fairly constant through the winter, avoiding the usual winter dip. The April peak represents what would have been the beginning of a strong spring buying season had COVID-19 not interrupted the real estate market in mid March. That spring surge has dwindled away in the ensuing months.

The Average Sales to List Price Ratio represented by the red line, tracks the spring surge in February and March, then, like prices, dwindles away to a more normal 2% below list.

Sales by Price Range

Aptos sales by price range
Aptos Real Estate Trends: Sales by Price Range over the past 12 months

The histogram above depicts Aptos home sales by price range. Here we see the majority of Aptos home sales have occurred in the $600,000 to $1,000,000 range with a burgeoning second peak in the $1,100,000 to $1,400,000 range.

Days on Market as a Function of List Price

APtos days on market by price range
Aptos Real Estate: 6-month Average: Days to Sell versus Price Range

The second rule of real estate after Location: Timing. Buyers and Sellers need to understand the time trends in the market. 

Sellers need to be aware of how long it might take to sell their home. Many variables affect this time, not the least of which is list price. Demand is high enough to keep average time on market low for condominiums and town homes, while single family homes tend to take 1-2 months to sell.

For the buyers, it is important to understand how fast you have to move – not just in responding to a home you like, but in how frequently you need to check the market and how quickly you need to make arrangements to view the home. 

Most of the Aptos market sells in five to 8 weeks on average, roughly the same as a year ago, Certain notable price ranges sell significantly faster indicating increasing demand in the $1,000,000-$1,100,000 and $1,800,000-$2,000,000 markets. 

Sales to List Price Ratio as a Function of List Price

Understanding Price is imperative both form the Seller’s and Buyer’s perspectives.

For the seller, pricing too high can be disastrous. Buyers will focus their attention on lower-priced listings first. So can pricing so low that buyers wonder what is wrong with the property.

Here we see that winning offers have averaged between list and 5% below list for most price ranges.

Aptos average sales to list price ratio by price range
Aptos Real Estate: 6-month Average Sale Price to List Price Ratio by Price Range

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