Phoenix Real Estate Market Sales show best times to buy and sell homes for sale in Chandler AZ, Gilbert AZ and Mesa AZ

Choosing the Best Time of year to BUY and SELL Phoenix AZ Real Estate


When buying and selling Phoenix AZ Real Estate, you need to decide when is the best time for you to be in the market.

During peak months, there are typically more homes for sale and more home buyers looking to buy. But higher home buyer demand translates into higher sales volume and higher average home sales prices. It is a good time to sell at a higher price. But while it is nice for a buyer to have more choices, those choices come at a higher price.

During off-peak months, home buyer demand is less. Inventory will be lower with fewer choices to have, but motivated sellers will set realistic asking prices. With fewer buyers looking to buy and fewer buyer showings, the seller is more apt to take a lower offer to get their home sold. This is the best time for bargain shoppers to be in the market.

If you are looking for a retirement home, sales volume starts building in late fall through spring. At retirees are packing up to go to cooler climates for the summer, those retirement homes that hadn’t sold before are either discounted and sold or taken off the market for the next season.

For our traditional non-retirement homes, most buyers begin looking for a home in late spring through mid-summer. There will be a lot of buyer competition during this time and sellers will be less inclined to accept low offers and/or accept buyer offers to request seller concessions. Sellers listing their homes in the less active late fall and winter months may be more open to considering all offers.


Last 5 Year Sales History identifies optimum months to transact real estate.

View Area Info with multiple graphs showing 5 year Phoenix real estate market sales history to demonstrate every year has a similar cycle of sales and sales pricing. Mouse over the trend lines to see that month's value and comparison to the same month a year earlier.

If you already have a preferred area, you will find area information pages about Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe AZ that show more pricing detail about condos and homes for sale.

Use the pricing data below to tell you which cities will have more properties to choose from within your price range.

Not finding exactly what you are looking for? Click "How to Search Properties". If you still are not finding what you are looking for, fill out this form to tell me what you are looking for and I will let you know what I find or call Sam.

Average Selling Price of Homes and Condos Closed in July 2016

Review and compare July 2016 Phoenix Arizona real estate market performance vs July 2015. My recommendation is to use the Average Sales Price in the closed sales summaries below to identify communities with an average sale price within your price range. Obviously, there is more than just price that determines where you want to live and we will discuss this. But you don't want to have your heart set on a community that does not have homes you can afford.


Chandler Condos for Sale 
Condo Sales - 57
Avg Sales Price - $183,838
Homes for Sale in Chandler AZ 
Home Sales - 401
Avg Sales Price - $322,327



Gilbert Condos for Sale 
Condo Sales - 25
Avg Sales Price - $182,000
Homes for Sale in Gilbert AZ 
Home Sales - 518
Avg Sales Price - $316,214



Mesa Condos for Sale
Condo Sales - 158
Avg Sales Price - $132.672
Homes for Sale in Mesa AZ
Home Sales - 587
Avg Sales Price - $255,492



Phoenix Condos for Sale
Condo Sales - 346
Avg Sales Price - $163,368
Homes for Sale in Phoenix AZ 
Home Sales - 1450
Avg Sales Price - $284,490



Scottsdale Condos for Sale
Condo Sales - 238
Avg Sales Price - $263,708
Homes for Sale in Scottsdale AZ 
Home Sales - 377
Avg Sales Price - $643,824



Tempe Condos for Sale 
Condo Sales - 67
Avg Sales Price - $175,314
Homes for Sale in Tempe AZ 
Home Sales - 126
Avg Sales Price - $296,986


Good hunting! You may create custom searches, save them, and set up auto-notification when new listings come on the market. Call immediately if you find "the one" because you need to see it right away before another buyer does.

Sam Elam, Associate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServicesSam Elam

Arizona Associate Broker, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, SFR
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Arizona Properties

Sam has 25+ years of full-time real estate experience helping buyers and sellers transact Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, PhoenixScottsdale, Tempe AZ homes for sale and investment property.

Call: (480) 213-1799 or Contact Sam to discuss your Arizona home purchase plans and schedule an appointment to see how he can help make your plans become a reality.