December 2009 Sumter, SC Market Report

Real Estate Agent with AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.
Market Summary Thru December 31, 2009

Market Statistic

November 2009

 December 2009


Median Price of Homes Sold




Average Price of Home Sold




Least Expensive Home Sold




Most Expensive Home Sold    




Price/ Sq. Ft.




Average Days of Market (DOM)




Total Active Inventory




Median Home Size




Median Number of Bedrooms




Median Number of Bathrooms





Sumter county in December 2009 had 64 units closed.  This is down from November and December, but considering the time of year and holidays, this is not unusual.  There was a lot of buyer activity though with many buyers moving into the area.  The question that only time will tell is if we see an increase January and February.  We are currently a week and half into January and we are seeing closings.  This might not seem significant, but most home buyers close at the end of the month not near the beginning to avoid interim interest. 
Units Sold Per Month Sumter, SC
The total number of homes sold in Sumter, South Carolina for 2009 was 937.  In 2008 there were a total of 1025 units close for the year.  So even though we have fallen short of the total number of units, sold we still need to look closely at the number of closings per month.  In October, November and December 2009, Sumter had more units closed by the month than the same months in 2008.  Does this mean the market has turned around?  It might be a very good indication that we are seeing changes in the market.  
Year To Date Units Sold
The days on market decreased dramatically in December down from 169 in November to 148 days in December.  With the changes we are seeing in the number of units sold by month and the days on market, we very well might be seeing the market turn.  
Days on Market Sumter, SC
The number of new listings in Sumter increased in December 2009 by 10 units.  We normally see a decrease in the number of new listings during November and December, but many home sellers are getting their homes on the market earlier to prepare for a spring sale.  This allows buyers more time to preview their homes online before arriving for house hunting. 
New Listings Sumter, SC
Even with the increase in the number of new listings in December, we fell short of the 2008 number of new listings. 2009 had 1854 units listed and 2008 had 1969.     
Year to Date Listing Sumter SC Real Estate Market
The total number of listings available decreased from November to December.  Since this is a newer statistic to the report, we are still watching it for trends and how it interacts with the other statistics.     
Active Listings Sumter SC
The median home price decreased in Sumter.  The current price of $122,500 is an indication of the homes being sold.  Along with the median home price being lower in December, the average home price, $ per square foot and median home square footage also decreased.  These statistics continue to trend along with each other. 
Median Home Prices Sumter, SC
The average price per sq. foot decreased in December.  This is no surprise given the median home price, average home price and square footage also decreased.  December showed smaller homes with fewer upgrades being closed.   
$/Sq Foot Average Sumter, SC
As I recommend every month, please consult a local Realtor® about the local market.  Every real estate market is local.  There is no National rules that every market in the United States follows when it comes to the ups and downs.  
I hope you find this real estate market report for Sumter County, SC informative.  If you have any suggestions or questions, please email me at and I will help you in any way possible. 
Kim Peasley-Parker
AgentOwned Realty,
Heritage Group, Inc.
Sumter, SC
Cell 803-840-7519
Serving all of Sumter County including Sumter, Dalzell, and Shaw Air Force Base area
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Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Kim ---- this is an excellent report on Sumter county real estate -- you have given such details -- I know your consumers are thrilled to get such a report -- excellent job.

Jan 13, 2010 08:16 AM #1
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing the market update.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 13, 2010 01:50 PM #2
Boyd Loadholt


This an Excellent report!  Great Job!


Jan 14, 2010 03:31 AM #3
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

Hey, Kim

Those are some great stats. Lets make 2010 a great year. All my best, Jim

Jan 15, 2010 04:01 AM #4
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