NextHome Advisors Jason Jakus Named Broker of the Year

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association names NextHome Advisors Broker-Owner Jason Jakus as the 2017 Broker of the Year. This honor is awarded to brokers for their outstanding involvement and accomplishments during the past three years. This award takes into consideration involvement in the Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association, Involvement in leadership, community involvement and the real estate business.

Jason Jakus has served as the 2015 President of the then Realtor Association of Fort Myers & the Beaches where he was instrumental in merging his association with the Cape Coral Realtor Association. Jason also served as Florida Realtors Vice President for Southwest Florida in 2016 and in 2018 he serves as the President of the Real Estate Business Institute for Florida. Jason is also involved with several local non-profit organizations including the Lee County Homeless Coalition.

“I am extremely honored and humbled to receive such an amazing award and look forward to continued success of the Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association. NextHome Advisors is committed to superior service and giving back to our community,” Jason stated as he won his award at the member breakfast.

NextHome Advisors is part of NextHome, the fastest growing Real Estate Franchise in America with currently 260 offices in 42 states. The Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association serves over 7000 Realtor members and 750 brokerages.

Moody River Estates Real Estate Update

As a resident of Moody River, I keep my finger on the pulse of the market. Moody River Estates is a great community located 2 miles from historic downtown Fort Myers and offers all the resort amenities and a great location for a great value. Inventory continues to fluctuate and prices continue to slowly increase. If you are looking to buy or sell in Moody River Estate is North Fort Myers, contact NextHome Advisors – The Jakus Realty Team, the local neighborhood experts to help you.

We currently have 7 months of inventory for Townhouses and Condos in Moody River Estates and 6 1/2 months of inventory for single family homes. Although sales in Moody River Estates have been soft in 2016, with the last few new construction homes and lots being sold, we should se some increase in sales in 2017. Inventory overall in Lee County Florida is on the rise and although prices are up slightly they have slowed down considerably.

Condos and Carriage Homes

Single Family Homes

Fort Myers Real Estate is both a buyers and sellers market

Fort Myers Florida Real Estate continues to be a strong market for both buyers and sellers depending on where you actually live. I took a look at single family homes in zip code 33919 since that is where our main office is located (see first graph below). As you can see, for the first time this year there is less than 3 months supply of inventory.

It is much different in the adjacent zip code of 33908 for Single Family Homes in Fort Myers Florida. Here we see a rise in inventory, with over 7 months of inventory in July 2016. As a buyer, you should know that pricing is a game of supply and demand. Additionally the price per square foot in 33908 is $ 174 per square foot vs. $ 164 per square foot in the 33919 zip code. The activity in 33908 for sold units and pending sales is significantly lower than 33919 as well.

The key thing when making a purchase in Lee County is to work a REALTOR who is demonstrates knowledge of the area, the market and can negotiate the best buy for you. If you are looking at selling, the same is true. Pricing a property to sell with very little movement in certain areas is absolutely the key.

Fort Myers Real Estate Trends over 10 Years

If you look at the “crash” of 2007 and 2008, the available inventory was 36 months based on sales. Today, our inventory is less than 3.5 months and as you can see from the chart, median home prices in Fort Myers near $ 300,000 for a single family home.

June 2016 (Quarterly) is a Neutral market*

Months of Inventory based on Closed Sales in June 2016 (Quarterly): 4.2
• Down 26.5% compared to the last quarter
• Up 31.2% compared to the last year

The foreclosure and REO market is drying up with only 89 total single family homes for sale in June that are foreclosures.

This last chart shows sold properties, pending sales and current inventory in Fort Myers Florida.

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December 2015 Housing Market Update Fort Myers and Cape Coral

Jason Jakus Market Updates
Jason Jakus Market Updates

Housing Market Update for Fort Myers and Cape Coral ends 2015 with a 21.6 percent increase in Median Sale Price for Single Family homes; 13 percent decrease of Months Supply of Inventory

The Cape Coral and Fort Myers 2015 median price ($231,000) finished a healthy 21.6 percent higher than the 2014 annual median price ($190,000), thanks to a full 12 months of year-over-year price increases.

“We saw several significant trends in 2015,” says REALTOR® Association President Jason Jakus, NextHome Advisors., “most notably we are seeing a decrease in inventory (Active Listings), which is down 4.3 percent .”


December 2015 Market Recap

The overall median price of Single Family Homes for the month of December 2015 is $231,000, a 21.6 percent jump compared to the $190,000 median price in December 2014.

Condo Median prices were also up 2.6 percent in December 2015 ($189,900) compared to December 2014 ($185,000).

Closed Sales of Single Family Homes was down 2.8 percent in December 2015 (1132 closed sales) compared to December 2014 (1165 closed sales) and New Pending Sales were down 4.2 percent in December 2015 (1405) compared to December 2014 (1467), which is a direct result of lower inventory.


Completed Sales

A total of 1132 Completed Single Family Home Sales and 553 Condo Sales (down 6 percent from December 2014 where 588 Condo Sales were completed) were completed in December 2015.

Single-family home sales decreased 11.64 percent in December 2015 compared to December 2014, while condo sales increased 8.31 percent.

Cash sales for Single Family Homes was down 10.8 percent from 507 sales in December 2014 to 452 sales in December 2015. Condo cash sales were significantly down from 414 in December 2014 to 343 in December 2015, a 17.1 percent decrease.


Pending Sales

Pending sales – those under contract and awaiting closing – were down 6.2 percent for Condo Sales and 4 percent for Single Family Home Sales.



The number of existing homes (all types combined) that were available for purchase in December 2015 is 4.7 percent below that of December 2014 and now rests at 7,683.

Current inventory combined with the current pace of sales created a 4.5-month supply of Single Family Homes in Fort Myers and Cape Coral for December 2015. There was a 5.2-month supply in December 2014 for Single Family Homes.



Although the Median Sale Price for Single Family Homes was up 21.6percent, the Average Sale Price was up 17.2 percent ($333,735) compared to December 2014 ($284,741).

The Median Sale Price for Condos was up 2.7 percent while the Average Sale Price for December 2015 was up 5 percent ($247,045) from December 2014 ($235,199).


Market Recap

All indications show that the market will continue to improve in 2016. The average days on market for Condos went from 43 days in December 2014 to 40 days in December 2015 and Single Family Homes average days on market went from 34 days in December 2014 to 30 days in December 2015. With inventory shrinking as shown from a decrease in both Active homes for sale as well as lower pending sales, prices will continue to grow. When supply is lower than normal, and the market shifts, prices will continue to rise in 2016.