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The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®
8407 Pennell Street
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

July 13, 2021
For Immediate Release

Ann Gutkin
Vice President, Communications

Northern Virginia Home Sales Reach 16-Year High in June

Fairfax, Va. – “We have to go back 16 years – to 2005 – to find a month with a higher number of closed transactions than we had in June,” said Derrick Swaak, 2021 president of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) and a partner/managing broker with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty in McLean, Va.

Realtors® in the NVAR region helped their clients close 2,991 sales in June, up 48% over the number of closed transactions in June of 2020 and 12% above the number of home sales this past May. 

 “Vigorous competition for listings among buyers also resulted in a spike in sales prices,” Swaak said. 

The average sold price in the NVAR region was $741,574, up 14.6% over last year, bringing the total sold dollar volume in June to almost $2.2 billion, up 65.7% over last year’s dollar volume for the same month.

There were 3,610 new listings in June, 37.4% above the 2,628 new listings last year and 4.6% higher than the 3,452 new listings in May.

“While more homes came on the market in June, new listing inventory was gobbled up quickly, as demand continued to overwhelm supply,” said Swaak. “Homes continued to remain on the market for a very short period of time – just 13 days,” Swaak said.

Weekly showing activity showed a slight decline towards the end of June, based on showing appointments confirmed through Showing Time, as reported by Bright MLS. 

“Activity was brisk at the beginning of June, but there was a noticeable dip by month-end,” said Ryan McLaughlin, NVAR CEO. 

During the week ended June 6, showing levels tracked at 160.7% of showings during that same week last year and at 192.2% of the same week from 2019. But by the week ended June 27, showing levels tracked at just 95.8% of the showings compared to 2020 and at 129.9% of the showings during that same week in 2019.

“While buyers still face stiff competition for limited inventory, now sellers face competition, too – with summer travel plans,” says McLaughlin. “It seems that the pent-up demand for homes is no match for the desire to travel now that restrictions have eased.”

Some Northern Virginia Realtors® have noticed this slight shift in priorities. 

“There’s anecdotal feedback from our agents that the market has started to cool off slightly in July, as both buyers and sellers finally decided to travel and take some much-needed vacation time,” said Swaak.

June 2021 Regional Home Sales Compared to June 2020: Northern Virginia Data from Bright MLS as of July 7, 2021; total sales and listings may not include garage/parking spaces.

The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® reports on June 2021 home sales activity for Fairfax and Arlington counties, the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton. 

A total of 2,991 homes sold in June 2021, a 48.36% increase above June 2020 home sales of 2,016.

The number of total active listings increased last month compared with 2020. Listings were 31.18% above last year, with 2,533 active listings in June, compared with 1,931 homes available in June 2020. The average days on market for homes in June 2021 fell by 27.8% to 13 days – compared to 18 days on market for homes in June 2020. 

New listings rose by 37.4% in June compared with last year, to 3,610. There were 2,628 new listings in June of 2020.

The average home sale price rose by 14.6% compared with last June, to $741.574. The June 2020 average sale price was $646.859. 

The median sold price of homes this June, which was $660,000, rose by 10.9% compared to the median price of $595,000 in June 2020.

Read more about the NVAR region housing market at

June Housing Data: Click here.
Infographic: Click here.
The June Market Stats Page: Click here.
June Market Minute Video: Click here.
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The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® serves as The Voice for Real Estate in Northern Virginia, enhancing the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully, promoting professional competency, upholding the principles of fair housing for all, and preserving the right to own, transfer and use real property. With offices located in Fairfax and Herndon, NVAR has grown to more than 13,000 Realtor® and real estate service provider members who carry out a real estate industry in a community of more than 2 million residents. Visit NVAR online at

Press Release Archive

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Northern Virginia November Market Follows Consistent Trend: Homes Sell and Rent at Fast Pace as Prices Continue to Climb
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Multiple Offers, ‘Packs’ of Investors, Record January Sales Point to Early Start of Spring Market, Reports the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®
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The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Announces its $41,000 in Donations to 19 Nonprofit Beneficiaries. Funds dispersed by the 2018 NVAR Cares Committee
12/12 Symposium Examines Amazon HQ2’s Impact on Local Housing: National Economists to Analyze What to Expect Live Streaming on YouTube Set
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The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Honored with Platinum Global Achievement Program Award By National Association of Realtors® at Annual Convention in Boston, MA
‘Principle of Anticipation’ kicks in for October’s Buyers, Sellers in Northern Virginia: New Listings, New Contracts Rise 7 Percent; Active Listings, All Pendings Dip 7 Percent (October 2018 Housing Stats)
September Home Sales Dip Compared to Last Year; Average, Median Prices Tick Upwards; Home Sellers Still ‘In Driver’s Seat’ (September 2018 Housing Stats)
August Home Sales: 1 Percent Rise; Active Listings & Pendings Dip, First-Time Homebuyers Start Their Equity Clocks Ticking While Interest Rates Remain Good (August 2018 Housing Stats)
July Home Sales Equity Gains Ring True for NOVA Sellers; Active Listings Dip; New Under Contracts Rise More Than 2 Percent (July 2018 Housing Stats)
June Home Sales Dip 5 Percent, New Contracts Rise 5 Percent, Housing Supply Still Lean as Slower Summer Months Approach, Lenders Offer New Products for Interest Rate Locks (June 2018 Housing Stats)
The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Announces the Selection of Paula Martino, Northern Virginia RPAC Development Strategist
May Home Sales Remain Brisk as Spring Season Ramps Up, Condo Sales Strong, Moderate Economic Growth Expected (May 2018 Housing Stats)
April Had Cool Temps But Market Heated Up: Record Overall Sales in Northern Virginia; Total Active Listings, Pendings Have Room to Grow (April 2018 Housing Stats)
Monetary Policy, Tax Changes Do Not Affect Northern Virginia’s Serious Clients, March Home Sales Track Evenly with Last Year (March 2018 Housing Stats)
Lean Inventory for Northern Virginia Buyers Sparks Competition for Available Homes (February 2018 Housing Stats)
Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Wins Progress Sitefinity 2017 Association Website of the Year Award
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Lorraine Arora Installed as 2018 Chairman of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®,
First-Ever Realtor® Community Action Day Results in Philanthropy, Outreach to Neighbors
The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Launches Its New Website,
NVAR Awarded Global Platinum Council
2016 NVAR Cares Committees Supports Charities
Bob Adamson Installed As 2017 Chairman

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