Sonoma County Housing Report Featured Banner

Year over year statistical data for Sonoma County ending January 2022

This report is generated around the 10th of each month once the previous months numbers have been posted. What we see here is a report generated for the Sonoma County Housing Market through January 2022. So we are always looking a month behind. Our statistics are derived from the Bay Area Real Estate Information Services (BAREIS)  This is the Multiple Listing Service provider for all real estate brokerages in Sonoma County. If you have questions or wish to know a more specific account of your properties value and the timing of either selling or buying we are always happy to jump on a Zoom or meet with you at your property to evaluate and discuss a strategy. We can be reached via cell/text 707.580.3499 or email us at

Quick Facts









January 2022 is our lowest sold report in the last 18 months. Down -40.0% from December we sold 275 homes in January 2022. this represents a -19.2% from January 2021. This is not unusual as January typically is our slowest month of the year. Inventory (the number of homes available for sale) remains at an all time low with 260 homes available for sale in January 2022. This is only –2.6% from December 2021. However the most alarming number is our year over year decrease of -50.5% in inventory. When compared to our pre-pandemic period of January 2020 we are down -63.3% in inventory and this is the reason prices continue to rise. 

January always represents the lowest pint in the market. Our price per square foot $505.00 was down month over month -2.9% but up year over year 6.3%. Our closed sold price for January 2022 averaged $936,000 which is a tick up at +.04% and +11.4% year over year. Our listed price continues to to climb above the $2 million range at $2,157,000 average for January 2022 which is +47.3% more than a year ago.


Pending sales is a good indicator of how the market is moving since what is pending will eventually become our sold inventory we can get a small glimpse into the future. Pending sales in January 2022 were up +9.2% from December 2021 with 310 homes going into contract. This number is not as good year over year as we are down -27.2% from January 2021. Days on market (DOM) hit the highest mark in 11 months but is only slightly up to 57 days which. represents a +3.6% more than December 2021 and down from a year ago 62 days or -6.5%

Since we publish these reports nearly a month late we can already see the market shifting a bit as the Federal Reserve is living up to their promise to raise rates and lenders are falling in line. rates are now over 4% and could see a high of 5.5% to 6.0 % by the end of the year. As we have mentioned in prior articles rising interest rates usually means lower home prices. While we are all a bit optimistic that this will bring more inventory to the market there is no guarantee of this and unless we start to see a significant increase of homes coming up for sale the demand will remain string and prices will continue to reach higher levels. 

Real Live 24/7 Market Conditions For All Zip Codes
Click on Button Below o See Yours

The opinions expressed in this report are those of Don McDonald, Founding partner, and REALTOR with RE/MAX Elite Partners brokered through RE/MAX Gold. They are not in any way intended to express what RE/MAX, RE/MAX Gold or any other agent or brokerage may think. It is my honest analysis backed but some market data. Check back each month around the 25th or so for an update as we continue down this path. 

About Elite Partners

The diverse and high performing team at Elite Partners epitomize integrity, energy, hard work, and service throughout each transaction they conduct. The Elite Partners have been responsible for over $1 Billion in transactions over the last 13 years and have ranked in the top ten worldwide within RE/MAX.

Dynamic leadership and creative marketing at its best.

Contact Elite Partners, Powered by RE/MAX Gold

Residential Services 707-580-3499

Commercial Services 707-410-5399 Broker

DRE LIC# 01215931




Every offer is negotiated with your best interest in mind to achieve the highest and best terms and conditions

Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

We provide comparable market analysis with true comparisons to give you accurate market pricing. Enjoy a detailed walk-through analysis that points out your homes unique features, upgrades and home maintenance needs.

Complete Satisfaction Guaranteed

The Elite Partners are proud of our accomplishments and realize we would not be here today if it wasn’t for our past client’s.  We chose to partner with the world’s most recognized real estate brand. Transacting business through 130,000+ agents in over 110 countries worldwide. True global exposure… It’s how WE DELIVER RESULTS

Global Connections

Over 130,000 Agents Worldwide in over 110+ countries you can be assured your home will be seen around the world.

Market Share

RE/MAX Gold enjoys a near 3 to 1 market share advantage. This means 1 our of every three homes is a Gold Nation Home

$2.0+ Billion

With over 40 years local market sales and over $2.0+ billion sold you can trust your dealing with experts who will get it done

Happy Campers

Check our reviews. Our client's love us. We put in the work, and always put you first. Trust, integrity, honesty and passion!

If you live here already, you know how blessed we are. If you’re considering living or investing here, you’ve probably experienced some of the area’s extraordinary possibilities: country settings and small-town communities; enthralling agricultural beauty, and true farm to fork lifestyle, If Northern California is your real estate destination, you’ve arrived at the right spot. Whether you’re looking to buy your first home – or to sell an estate – expect nothing less from us than a Meritage blend of real estate expertise, professional service, creativity, and a passion for achieving your goals. 

What Our Beautiful Happy Clients Say

Mike Martin and The Elite Partners were a great help in finding our first home , he answered all our questions and was honest on what he could and couldn’t do. When we contacted him he got back to us within a few hours which was great , it made the whole process less stressful and fore the most part pretty easy. We love our new home and would happily recommend Mike and the RE/MAX Elite Partners.

-Jason & Amanda

Steve Cohn is an excellent realtor. When my wife and I were buying our first home he was eager to help. He knows and understands the process of buying a home as well as the market very well. Steve and the RE/MAX Elite Partners were responsive and helped us out the whole way through. I will surely use him in the future and have recommended him to a number of people already.

-Melissa & Steve

It was a pleasure to work with Victoria to sell our first home. She was very knowledgeable and helped us through the hole processes. She made sure we understood what was happening and what we needed to do as sellers. If we were staying in the area we would have helped her find our new home as well. She and The Elite Partners were able to refer us to another great agent when we purchased our next home. I highly recommend her if you are looking to buy or sell your home.

-Rachel Demario

It provides estimates of home value, market trends and lots of information with one easy monthly report.

Sign Up Today

Home Wealth Report

Become an Insider and gain access to off-market opportunities

Get Inside Now

Connecting with thousands of real estate practitioners around the globe affords us lots of off-market opportunities. There is no fee to become and insider. Just use the form to the right and sign up. 

Skip to content