Cynthia Larsen - Sonoma County Real Estate Broker


Shrunken Inventory of Sonoma County Homes For Sale

Holy Cow, Batman. Where did the inventory of Homes for Sale in Sonoma County go? Since the beginning of the year, we have experienced a huge spurt in buyer activity, primarily due to low interest rates and low prices. As a result, the current supply of available properties in Sonoma County is less than 2 months. In some areas, such as Rohnert Park/Cotati, we are down to less than one month.

If this keeps up, prices will start climbing as demand continues to be stronger than supply. It's too soon to tell, but maybe, just maybe, this is the beginning of a much needed reprieve for sellers in this area. It's starting to look like it's going to be a HOT summer.


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Cynthia Larsen (707-332-2560) is an independent broker and owner of Safe Haven Realty in Sonoma County, California. Visit to view available homes for sale and to learn more about this beautiful wine country destination.

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Comment balloon 9 commentsCynthia Larsen • March 05 2012 12:58PM


Hi Cynthia.... that's a great sign that the market is leveling it's time to start marketing for new listings.... we need them desperately....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 3 years ago

I'm totally freaking.  We have years supply, not months.  Less than 1 in some areas.  WOW.

Posted by Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668) (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 3 years ago

Cynthia, love the graph, in certain areas of the King County we are seeing similar inventory shortages, hopefully this trend will start a chain reaction of home selling prices moving higher. 

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 over 3 years ago

Barbara - anyone who has had a hardship and has been struggling with mortgage payments ... it is time to give serious consideration to selling short.

Tammy - that goes to show how different our market areas are!

Adrian - that is what I am hoping for too ... trending up.

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA (Safe Haven Realty) over 3 years ago

That's GREAT news, Cynthia... an upsurge in real estate is what we need!!

Posted by Peggy Hughes, SF NYC LA (PHA/Peggy Hughes Associates - Professional Moving Organizer) over 3 years ago

Same thing here in SF Cynthia. A quick check shows only 5 homes active on market within a half mile of my office, and I live in an urban area.

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) over 3 years ago

Hi Cynthia ,   Well that's a great sign !!!    Should help people get motivated when they find their dream home!!!

Posted by San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale ( over 3 years ago

Holy cow is right!  Thanks for reminding me that I need to check out the stats for my area.  I wouldn't a bit suprised to see the deep, I'm certainly feeling it

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results ( | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time) over 3 years ago

Peggy - You said it!

John - all of a sudden!

Robert - those who want to buy need to get crackin!

Carla - It would be interesting to know if you are experiencing the same thing.

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA (Safe Haven Realty) over 3 years ago

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