24c58bb2 8426 4cbe aa11 831d9483999dToday the Gallatin Association of REALTORS® (GAR) announced the hiring of Rob Wigton as its new Chief Executive Officer following a nationwide search. Wigton, who most recently served as CEO of the Williamson County Association of REALTORS® in suburban Nashville, TN, takes the reins on June 1.
 
“Our association is already in a strong position, and we believe Rob is the right leader to move us forward in a very positive way,” said Claire Gillam, GAR’s Board President. “We are confident that his knowledge of the real estate industry, extensive experience running large organizations and track record of proven leadership will take our association to the next level.”
 
“Our search committee invested a great deal of time, energy and due diligence in finding the right person to lead our association,” said Don Pilotte, chair of the search committee. “The committee has met weekly since last October and has invested hundreds of hours of research seeking the perfect fit for GAR. We interviewed numerous candidates and are confident that our association will be in strong, capable hands under Rob’s leadership.”
 
Rob Wigton has a long, nationally recognized career in the real estate industry. He co-owned and operated a 45-agent firm in Minden, NV for 11 years. He served as the President of both the Sierra Nevada Association of REALTORS® and the President of the Nevada Association of REALTORS®. During the peak of the housing recession in 2009 he was hired to lead NVAR as its CEO. He also served the Greater Gateway Association of REALTORS® in Illinois prior to his most recent role in Williamson County.

Wigton was honored as REALTOR® of the Year at both the local and state levels while in Nevada and was inducted into the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) RPAC Hall of Fame in 2009. He is one of fewer than 50 REALTORS® and staff members nationwide to earn third-tier recognition in the Hall of Fame. He holds the REALTOR® Certified Executive (RCE) designation and is a graduate of the University of Chicago’s certificate program in Non-Profit Association Management. Wigton earned a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the University of Jamestown, ND, and did graduate work at North Dakota State University in communications and journalism. He has served on more than 20 NAR Committees during his career and is a member of the NAR President’s Circle, which is comprised of a select group of REALTORS® and staff from across the nation.
 
"Rob Wigton is a great hire for the Gallatin Association of Realtors,” said Kenny Parcell, a real estate broker in Utah who served as NAR Vice President of Government Affairs in 2018. “With over $75,000 invested in RPAC, he has been a staunch advocate for the real estate industry throughout his entire career. I am excited for Rob and for the Gallatin Association of REALTORS®.”
 
“I have known Rob Wigton for almost 20 year,” added Steve Francks, CEO of Washington REALTORS®. “His breadth of experience in politics and public policy, his knowledge of and contacts within the REALTORS® organization, and his overall good judgment have made him a trusted friend and colleague. The Gallatin Association of REALTORS® is in good hands with Rob at the helm.”
 
Wigton will make his home in Bozeman. He has two sons: Kirby, an Electrical Engineer in Boise, Idaho, and Shane, an Industrial Engineer who lives in Pittsburgh with his wife Sarah. In his spare time Wigton plays piano and drums, loves to take long walks and hikes and is a fan of nearly all college and pro sports.

March 2020 InfographicGallatin County’s residential real estate market demonstrated strength in March despite the Coronavirus crisis, with single-family prices increasing and the number of homes sold similar to last year’s totals.

“Despite the effects of COVID-19, the Gallatin County real estate market is held relatively stable in March,” said Claire Gillam, GAR Board President. “Single-family prices are up, sellers are receiving a high percentage of their asking price, and the number of homes sold held steady.”

Single Family Market – Gallatin County – March 2020

The median sales price increased 14.7%, from $423,000 in March 2019 to $485,000 in March 2020. The average number of days on market until sale dropped 8.7%, from 92 to 84. The inventory of available homes increased 15.8% compared to last year, from 341 to 395, and the months supply of inventory increased 11.1%, from 2.7 to 3.0. Sellers received 99.1% of their list price in March, up slightly from 98.6% last year. The number of new single-family listings increased 27.8% compared to March 2019, from 133 to 170. Pending sales decreased 23.3%, from 139 to 108, and the number of closed sales dropped 4.8%, from 125 to 119.

Condo/Townhouse Market – Gallatin County – March 2020

Sellers received 98.7% of their listing price in March, a 0.4% increase from last year. Median sale prices in the condo/townhouse market decreased slightly from $317,000 to $305,000. The number of new listings increased 44.6%, from 74 to 107. Pending sales increased 11.3% from 71 to 79, while closed sales increased 9.2%, from 65 to 71. The average number of days on market increased 9.5%, from 63 last year to 69 last month. The inventory of available homes in the condo/townhouse sector increased 27.6% compared to last March, from 210 to 268, while the month supply of inventory increased 16.1% from 3.1 to 3.6.

Gallatin County’s residential real estate market saw increased median sale prices and a tight inventory of available homes in February, according to statistics released by the Gallatin Association of REALTORS® (GAR). 

“The weather may still be cold, but the Gallatin County real estate market remained hot through February as homes continue to sell quickly and sellers are receiving a high percentage of their asking price,” said Claire Gillam, GAR Board President.

Single Family Market – Gallatin County – February 2020

The median sales price increased 6.7%, from $420,000 in February 2019 to $447,950 in February 2020, while the average number of days on market until sale dropped 23.5%, from 98 to 75. The inventory of available homes decreased 11.5% compared to last year, from 381 to 337, and the months supply of inventory decreased 13.8%, from 2.9 to 2.5. Sellers received 98.7% of their list price in February, up slightly from 97.7% last year. The number of new single-family listings decreased 9% compared to February 2019, from 144 to 131. Pending sales decreased 4.8%, from 124 to 118, and the number of closed sales went from 90 to 80, a 11.1% decrease.

Condo/Townhouse Market – Gallatin County – February 2020

Sellers received 98.9% of their listing price in February, a 1.3% increase from last year. Median sale prices in the condo/townhouse market held steady at $295,000, the same as February 2019.The number of new listings increased 11%, from 100 to 111. Pending sales increased 36% from 75 to 102, while closed sales increased 57.1%, from 35 to 55. The average number of days on market increased 18.7%, from 91 last year to 108 last month. The inventory of available homes in the condo/townhouse sector increased 15.2% compared to last February, from 211 to 243, while the month supply of inventory increased 6.7% from 3 to 3.2.

 

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The Gallatin County residential real estate market is seeing strong demand for a tight inventory of available homes as we move into 2020, according to statistics released by the Gallatin Association of REALTORS® (GAR).  

“The Gallatin County real estate market remains strong and competitive as we move through winter,” said Claire Gillam, GAR Board President. “Sales are strong, inventory remains tight, and sellers are receiving a high percentage of their asking price. We anticipate that the market will remain competitive as spring approaches.”

Single Family Market – Gallatin County – January 2020

The number of new single-family listings decreased 12.8% compared to January 2019, from 117 to 102. Pending sales increased 9.4%, from 117 to 128, and the number of closed sales jumped from 56 to 103, an 83.9% increase. The median sales price decreased 6.1%, from $479,316 to $450,000, while the average number of days on market until sale dropped 28.8%, from 104 to 74. The inventory of available homes decreased 13.2% compared to last year, from 387 to 336, and the months supply of inventory decreased 16.7%, from 3.0 to 2.5. Sellers received 97.3% of their list price in January, up slightly from 96.9% last year.

Condo/Townhouse Market – Gallatin County – January 2020

Median sale prices in the condo/townhouse market increased 1.4%, from $333,200 last year to $338,000 in January. Sellers received 98.2% of their listing price last month, down slightly from 98.3% last year. The number of new listings increased 28.8%, from 66 to 85. Pending sales increased 69.8% from 53 to 90, while closed sales increased 11.9%, from 42 to 47. The average number of days on market increased 30.5%, from 59 last year to 77 last month. The inventory of available homes in the condo/townhouse sector increased 21% compared to last January, from 195 to 236, while the months supply of inventory increased 14.3% from 2.8 to 3.2

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New listings and pending sales are up and the number of days on market is down for single family homes and condos, according to statistics released by the Gallatin Association of REALTORS® (GAR).  

“The Gallatin area real estate market remains strong as we move through Winter,” said Claire Gillam, GAR Board President, “Demand for homes in our area remains high and sellers are receiving 98% of their list price. We expect the market to stay in strong shape as Spring approaches.”

Single Family Market – Gallatin County – December 2019

The number of new single-family listings increased 2.9% compared to December of 2018, rising from 69 to 71. Pending sales increased 37%, from 73 to 100, and the number of closed sales decreased from 111 to 97, a 12.6% drop. The median sales price increased over December 2018 by 6.1%, from $410,000 to $435,000, while the average number of days on market until sale dropped 21.4%, from 84 to 66. The inventory of available homes decreased 8.1% compared to last year, falling from 420 to 386, and the months supply of inventory decreased 12.1%, from 3.3 to 2.9. Sellers received 98.2% of their list price in December, up slightly from 97.7% last year.

Condo/Townhouse Market – Gallatin County – December 2019

Median sale prices in the condo/townhouse market decreased 5.5%, from $304,750 to $288,000. Sellers received 98.6% of their listing price last month, up slightly from 98.5% last year. The number of new listings increased 17.4%, from 46 to 54. Pending sales rose by 28.6% from 35 to 45, while closed sales increased 6.3% from 63 to 67. The average number of days on market fell 58.2%, from 91 last year to 38 last month. The inventory of available homes in the condo/townhouse sector increased 28.5% compared to last December, increasing from 193 to 248, while the months supply of inventory jumped 28.6% from 2.8 to 3.6.

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