What’s your Olympia WA home worth – January 2020 real estate market update

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA

Olympia WA - one of many nature walks in the town.


January 2020 in the Olympia WA (Thurston County) real estate market started off very strong with lots of buyer activity and positive equity gains for most sellers.


The median home sales price in Thurston County is $342,787.


The gains sellers are achieving are quite remarkable.  Our historic average gains are 5.4% annually.  In just looking at the January numbers from years past, you can see the above-average increases.  And these percentages are also extrapolated into dollar amounts.




It’s hard to believe these numbers but we examined January sales that where the home was not remodeled or had significant updating (as updated homes achieved even higher gains).


Low inventory is one component to rising home prices but that doesn’t mean low buyer activity. 


In January 2020, the Thurston County real estate market had more pending listings than activity listings.  (There were 318 new listings brought to the market in January with 362 pending listings.) This is the first time in our history this has happened.


Buyers are successful in this market. 


Even though we are seeing multiple offers in many cases, it is the prepared buyer that wins out.  But buyers, don’t feel overwhelmed or hesitant to enter into this market.  It starts with hiring an experienced REALTOR® who can provide you a game plan for success.


If you are a buyer or a seller in the Olympia WA (and greater Thurston County) area, I invite you to call me to discuss your game plan and your options.  I’m available to answer your questions and guide you through this fast-paced market. Call me today - I’m taking buyers and sellers!


Statistics compiled by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty from NWMLS data.  Statistics are not published or compiled by the NWMLS.

Posted by


Francine Viola, Realtor
In Tune with your Real Estate Needs


Serving Buyers and Sellers in Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey and Thurston County, WA

Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc.  |  Olympia, WA


Cell:      (360) 359-0689

Email:  Francine.Viola@cbolympia.com

Web:     www.FrancineViola.com




Comments (3)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow great information to have and pass on to us and buyers and sellers.


Feb 11, 2020 01:54 PM
Jim Crawford
Long & Foster - Fredericksburg, VA
Jim Crawford Broker Associate Fredericksburg VA

Thank you for taking the time to compile and share this important market information.  This is professionalism at its best - by providing buyers and sellers information needed so they can make informed decisions.  Best wishes!

Feb 13, 2020 09:50 AM
Nicholas Crane
Woodland Companies - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land

Thanks for sharing the information on this community, I hope you sell many of these properties. 


Feb 15, 2020 12:39 AM