ROANOKE, Va. -

The month of September is giving realtors in and around Roanoke something to smile about.

Numbers released just this week show last month was the strongest September since 2007, according to the Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors.

Realtors looked at Roanoke, Salem and Vinton as well as Roanoke, Botetourt, Craig, Bedford and Franklin counties.

More than 300 contracts went into closing.

The average price of home sales that closed was $198,034 and more than 700 listings were added in September.