Naples, Fla. (October 27, 2023) – New listings in Naples during September increased 27.3 percent to 937 new listings from 736 new listings in September 2022, making pre-season buyers very happy. According to the September 2023 Market Report by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), overall inventory continues to inch upward at a steady pace. For September, inventory for the single family home and condominium markets increased 13.2 percent to 2,793 properties from 2,468 properties in September 2022. The report also demonstrated that pre-season homebuying is starting earlier every year as pending sales (homes under contract) in September increased 18.7 percent to 735 pending sales from 619 in September 2022 and 687 in September 2019 (pre-pandemic). The overall median closed price in September increased 3 percent to $571,500 from $555,000 in September 2022. Interestingly, the September report indicated there were 723 price reductions compared to 80 price increases during the month. The combination of new listings plus price reductions on existing inventory made September a great month to purchase a home. Historical data in the report confirms prices and competition during autumn months are lower than the winter months.