Keep current with the real estate market in Manhattan Beach.  The charts belowManhattan Beach hill section ocean views will help you better understand just what’s happening in the market and whether it might be a good time to buy a home or sell your Manhattan Beach home.  See the information to see how many homes are on the market and selling compared with past months, how close sales prices are to list prices, the average days on market and more.  As of 11/21/19 – October 2019 is a neutral market

Home For Sale in October 2019: 101 units.

Down 22.9% compared to last month
Down 4.7% compared to last year

Home Closed in October 2019: 23 units.

Up 4.5% compared to last month
Down 32.4% compared to last year

Home Placed under Contract in October 2019: 51 units.

Up 88.9% compared to last month
Up 75.9% compared to last year

*Buyer’s market: more than 6 months of inventory based on closed sales
Seller’s market: less than 3 months of inventory based on closed sales
Neutral market: 3 – 6 months of inventory based on closed sales

Current number of homes for sale as well as pending home sales and recent sales


About the For Sale vs. Sold Report

  • For Sale numbers are the snapshot of the number of property for sale at the end of the month.
  • Pended numbers represent the number of properties that went into the “pending” status for that month.
  • New Listing numbers represent the number of properties that are new listed for that month.
  • Sold numbers represent the number of properties that are sold for that month.

What Does For Sale vs. Sold Report Do?

  • It helps determine the trend of market supply and demand.
  • It helps determine whether the current market is a seller or buyer market.
  • It helps determine the minimum length of the listing period.
  • It helps identify which price range the majority of the properties are in, within a given area.
  • It helps focus on where the buyer’s activities are and the market condition in those areas.

How to Use For Sale vs. Sold Report?

  • Use with Average Price Per Sqft Report to set competitive listing price.
  • Use current inventory level to determine market condition. The current inventory level is derived by dividing the monthly listing number by the monthly sold number which is shown in Months of Inventory graph. As a rule of thumb, an inventory level of less than three indicates a strong seller market while an inventory level greater than six indicates a buyer’s market.
  • A download trend of listing inventory and an upward trend of the number of properties sold indicates the seller is in a better negotiating position.
  • An upward trend of listing inventory and a downward trend of the number of properties sold indicates the buyer is in a better negotiating position.

You Should Know

  • The properties sold figures are derived from recorded transactions.
  • Current monthly sold figures might be adjusted upward on the next month’s report. This is to account for any closed transactions that are reported late.

Average Price Per Square Foot in Manhattan Beach

(keep in mind that this is often not the best determinant of value due to proximity to the beach, age, views, etc.

Days on Market (columns) and % of list price homes sold at

Average Home Price For Sale V Sold

Months of Inventory

About the author
Keith Kyle
Keith Kyle is a top producing realtor with South Bay Brokers in Manhattan Beach CA and a longtime resident of Hermosa Beach. Keith works with both buyers and sellers in the South Bay and Beach Cities.


in owning your piece

of the luxury beach lifestyle


Keith Kyle has been a full time realtor in Manhattan Beach since 2005 and has been recognized as one of the top producing agents at Vista Sotheby’s every year since 2007


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