BOZEMAN, MT – Ellen Beck has been hired as the full-time Government Affairs Director (GAD) for both the Gallatin Association of REATORS® (GAR) and the Big Sky Country MLS (BSCMLS). Beck started work on July 10. In her new role, she oversees government affairs, strategic government relations and social policy for the 868 GAR members and 1,068 BCMLS members.

Prior to joining GAR/BCMLS, Beck worked as Marketing Director for Buffalo Restoration, Inc. She brings over 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations and public policy to GAR/BSCMLS and has a proven track record of fulfilling key leadership roles in public relations campaigns for recognizable brands, including Kellogg, Pepsi and Marriott. She has also coordinated and managed media campaigns for Bell Atlantic, Anheuser-Busch and Ralston-Purina. Beck brings three years of experience as a major-market TV reporter and producer in the Washington D.C. area.

“Ellen Beck is an enthusiastic, experienced public relations leader who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team,” said GAR Director Steve Candler. “Her unique, diverse combination of skills and knowledge will strengthen our ability to advocate on behalf of our members and serve as the voice of real estate in the Gallatin area.”

Beck will lead the association’s bipartisan efforts to formulate policy and coordinate with federal, state, regional and local legislatures and governments to protect the interests of association members regarding local and regional real estate matters.

BOZEMAN, MT –The Gallatin Association of REALTORS® has released its real estate statistics for May 2017, revealing increases in home sales prices and a drop in the amount of time homes spend on the market.

“The Gallatin area residential real estate market demonstrated continued strength through May,” said Steve Candler, CEO of the Gallatin Association of REALTORS®. “The average sale price continues to rise in both the single-family and condo markets, while the number of days on market until sale and the months’ supply of inventory continue to decrease. The Gallatin area real estate market continues to be consistent and competitive, underscoring the value of professional advice from a qualified, trained REALTOR.”

Single Family Homes – Gallatin County
The number of new single-family listings in Gallatin County in May 2017 dropped 9 percent from May of 2016, going from 233 to 212. The number of pending sales also decreased, going from 171 to 155, a 9.4 percent drop, while the number of units sold decreased slightly from 140 last May to 133 this year, a 5 percent drop. The average sale price jumped from $367,000 to $372,000, a 1.5 percent increase. The average number of days on market went from 71 to 59, a 16.9 percent drop, while the months’ supply of inventory dropped 23.3 percent, from 4.3 to 3.3.

Condo/Townhouse Market – Gallatin County
The number of new listings in the Gallatin County condo/townhouse market decreased slightly in May compared to the same period last year, going from 91 to 87, a 4.4 percent drop. Pending sales also decreased, dropping 6.1 percent from 82 to 77, while closed sales fell slightly, from 72 to 70, a 2.8 percent drop. The average sale price increased 6.5 percent, jumping from $259,097 to $275,932. The average number of days on market dropped sharply from 80 to 47, a 41 percent decrease, and the months’ supply of inventory fell from 3.8 to 2.8, a 26.3 percent drop.

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BOZEMAN, MT – Today the Gallatin Association of REALTORS® released its real estate statistics for April 2017.

“The Gallatin area real estate market demonstrated continued strength through April,” said Steve Candler, CEO of the Gallatin Association of REALTORS®. “The average sale price is up in both the single-family and condo markets, while the number of days on market until sale and the month’s supply of inventory are both down. Buyers and sellers would be well-served to engage a professional REALTOR to help them navigate the Gallatin area’s increasingly competitive real estate market.”

Single Family Homes – Gallatin County
The number of new single-family listings in Gallatin County fell from 235 in April 2016 to 169 last month, a 28.1% drop. The number of pending sales fell slightly from 186 to 175, a 5.9% decrease, while the number of units sold dropped from 131 to 89, a 32.1% drop. The average sales price jumped sharply from $390,552 to $524,323, a 34.3% spike, while the average number of days on market dropped from 73 to 67 (-8.2%) and the months’ supply of inventory fell sharply from 4.2 to 3.0, a 28.6% drop.

Condo/Townhouse Market – Gallatin County
The number of new listings in the Gallatin County condo/townhouse market rose slightly from 77 to 78, a 1.3% increase. Pending sales increased from 82 to 84, a 2.4% jump, while closed sales fell from 69 to 51, a 26.1% drop. The average sale price rose sharply from $254,929 to $343,417, a 34.7% spike. The average number of days on market dropped sharply from 80 to 52, a 35% decrease, and the months’ supply of inventory fell from 252 to 157, a 37.3% drop.

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BOZEMAN, MT – Today the Gallatin Association of REALTORS® released its real estate statistics for the first quarter of 2017.

“The Gallatin area real estate market finished the first quarter in solid shape,” said Steve Candler, CEO of the Gallatin Association of REALTORS®. “Single-family residential sales are up, and the average number of days on market for single-family homes fell slightly. We expect the market to remain steady and strong as we move into summer.”

Single Family Homes – Gallatin County

The number of new single-family listings in Gallatin County dropped slightly from 434 in the first quarter of 2016 to 415 in 2017, a 4.4% decrease. The number of closed sales jumped from 252 to 277, a 9.9% increase. The average number of days on market dropped from 94 to 88, a 6.4% decrease. The inventory of homes for sale fell from 510 to 405, a 20.6% decrease, and the months’ supply of inventory dropped from 4.1 to 3.1, a 24.4% decrease. The average sale price rose from $459,031 to $469,972, a 2.4% increase.

Condo/Townhouse Market – Gallatin County

The number of new listings in the Gallatin County condo/townhouse market dropped from 227 in the first quarter of 2016 to 217 in 2017, a 4.4% decrease. The number of closed sales dropped from 140 to 131, a 6.4% decrease. The average number of days on market jumped sharply from 96 to 138, a 43.8% increase. The inventory of condo/townhouse homes available for sale dropped from 273 to 168, a 38.5% drop, and the months’ supply of inventory fell from 4.2 to 2.6, a 38.1% decrease. The average sale price jumped sharply from $254,376 to 362,263, a 42.4% spike.

All Properties

The number of total new listings dropped from 703 in the first quarter of 2016 to 670 this year, a 4.7% decrease. The number of closed sales increased slightly from 413 to 425, a slight 2.9% increase. The average number of days on market rose slightly from 94 to 103, a 9.6% jump. The total inventory of homes available for sale fell from 830 to 615, a 25.9% drop, and the month’s supply of inventory fell from 4.2 to 3.0, a 28.6% decrease. The average sale price rose from $383,494 to $443,358, a 15.6% increase.

About the Gallatin Association of REALTORS®

The Gallatin Association of REALTORS® (GAR) and the Big Sky Country MLS (BSCMLS) are the local association level of the largest trade association in the nation, presently serving its members, which are comprised of REALTORS®, Appraisers and Affiliate Members. Chartered in 1959 by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), GAR represents the interests of its members in southwestern Montana. For more information, visit http://www.GallatinRealtors.com.

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Single-family listings, sales up; available inventory down

BOZEMAN, MT – Today the Gallatin Association of REALTORS® released its real estate statistics for March 2017.

“The Gallatin area real estate market remained strong through March,” said Steve Candler, CEO of the Gallatin Association of REALTORS®. “The numbers are strong on all fronts: new single-family listings and closed sales are up, while the inventory of available homes and the months’ supply of available inventory are both down. Buyers and sellers participating in this type of active market would be smart to engage a professional REALTOR® to help them through the process.”

Single Family Homes – Gallatin County

The number of new single-family listings in Gallatin County rose from 176 in March 2016 to 185 last month, a 5.1% increase. The number of closed sales jumped from 106 to 118, an 11.3% increase, while pending sales decreased slightly from 157 to 155, a 1.3% drop. The average number of days on market dropped slightly from 88 to 87, a 1.1% decrease. The inventory of homes for sale fell from 510 to 405, a 20.6% decrease, and the months’ supply of inventory dropped from 4.1 to 3.1, a 24.4% decrease. The average sale price dropped from $457,918 to $443,539, a 3.1% drop.

Condo/Townhouse Market – Gallatin County

The number of new listings in the Gallatin County condo/townhouse market dropped from 106 in March 2016 to 87 in March 2017, a 17.9% decrease. The number of closed sales dropped from 54 to 47, a 13.0% decrease, while the number of pending sales decreased from 96 to 77, a 19.8% drop. The inventory of condo/townhouse homes available for sale dropped from 273 to 168, a 38.5% drop, and the months’ supply of inventory fell from 4.2 to 2.6, a 38.1% decrease. The average sale price jumped sharply from $265,331 to $381,476, a 43.8% spike.

The Gallatin of REALTORS® (GAR) and the Big Sky Country MLS are the local association level of the largest trade association in the nation, presently serving its members, which are comprised of REALTORS®, Appraisers and Affiliate Members. Chartered in 1959 by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), GAR represents the interests of its members in southwestern Montana.

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