The following report, information and statistics are from the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee as published for their Realtor Membership on October 20, 2017 for closed September 2017 business.

Hurricane Irma Stalls Sales in Sarasota and Manatee

SARASOTA, Fla. (October 20, 2017) – The Sarasota and Manatee area was mostly unscathed from Hurricane Irma, but real estate sales were hit the hardest.  With office closures, re-inspections and tight scheduling for new appraisals, September 2017 reports a decrease in closed sales, pending sales and new listings.  

Compared to this time last year, combined closed sales for the two-county area decreased by 16.8 percent. September’s decline in sales isn’t an effect of the current housing supply and…

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