My listing in Scottsdale that you can see in the right column went under contract.

When I first took the listing, I made a special MLS report that I use to track comps within a few blocks of the listing.

For months there have been more or less 5 comps for sale but since early August only one comp sold!

Now in November, 3 of the comps, including mine, have gone pending. Only 2 are for sale.

I think I can explain why.

The average price of the 8 comps closed since May was $185 per square foot while the 3 comps that are pending were listed at $173 per square foot. The final average sales price will surely be less than $173 per square foot.

That means the comps that went under contract (pending) were listed for roughly $20,000 less than the previously sold comps.

That’s one vignette about what has happened to the mid-Scottsdale real estate market since summer. However, it’s mildly bullish that these 3 homes went under contract in what is often the second slowest month of the year.

It is, of course, only one tiny area.

Have any other Realtors seen anything unusual for November?