Janet Naisbitt-Bagley

ERA Realty Center, Cedar City, Utah

Matt Bagley Team Sizzling Hot August Real Estate Market Newsletter 2018

Matt Bagley Team Sizzling Hot August Real Estate Market Newsletter 2018

To rent or to buy seems to be the question in today’s market. “Line your investment portfolio with rental properties in a college town,” was something I read in a magazine many years ago. My thought was, “I live in a college town, and I am a REALTOR. I must get busy and buy!” I am so glad I did because my wonderful tenants have paid off the mortgages on my properties for me! It was nice of them, but I believe that the best plan is to buy properties for yourself rather than for your landlord. We do have investors looking for homes and multi-units now, but the inventory is low. Is there anything else you want to sell?

How’s the market? That is a question I am asked wherever I am! It is awesome! Closed sales are up 18.4% in Iron County as compared to the same date in 2017. The Median Sales Price has risen to $204,000 which is a 7.8% increase over the same time last year. See the attached latest published statistics from the Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) for more details and for information on every county in Utah.

I believe now is a good time to buy and/or sell real estate. Interest rates may rise, but remember that they were two digits for many years. Rates are still excellent and help keep monthly payments affordable for qualified buyers! According to article in MReport August 2018, it is the low inventory and not the rates that keep more homes from selling.

Latest MLS statistics prove ERA Realty Center sells more of its own company listings as well as more of the Iron County Board of REALTOR’s listings than any other office April 1 through August 6, 2018. We are grateful for our loyal clients and customers! We will continue to use advanced technology and top marketing to sell our properties and homes. Our market plan works and is keeping ERA in the #1 spot in our area as it has for many years!

539 homes sold April 1 through August 6, 2018, and there are 185 homes with accepted contracts. 497 homes are available for sale in our local MLS. Lot sales trail far behind with only 138 sold and 43 with accepted contracts in that time period. Yet there are 840 lots on the market. See attached graphs for more details and for statistics on mobile home, condo/townhouse, acreage and farm/ranch sales. Commercial properties and development land are attracting very few buyers.

The Market Summary by Price for April 1 through August 6 shows 266 homes sold up to $199,999. Between $200,000 and $350,000, 295 home sold and 118 sold above $350,000.

Homes are selling in every price range with our aggressive advertising when they show well and are priced right. Call your Matt Bagley Team at 435-865-1019 at ERA Realty Center for tips on showcasing and pricing your real estate for a fast sale at top dollar. Isn’t that what you want?

According to MReport August 2018 Magazine, low- and moderate-income homebuyers are having difficulty obtaining a mortgage nationally. Therefore, some lenders are looking at making loans available to those with “credit invisibility.” Often they are treated as low-score buyers. The article states, “A borrower who demonstrates financial responsibility through the pursuit of a debt-free lifestyle should not be penalized for this worthwhile effort.” There are other options lenders are considering to help buyers buy. This would greatly assist buyers in our local market to qualify for loans.

If the inventory increases and if loans become more available, buyers could move forward and invest in their dream home! Multiple-offers and homes selling above market price are big deterrents for buyers here as well as in other areas. To quote Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of REALTORs (NAR), “The root cause of the underperforming sales activity in much of the country so far this year continues to be the utter lack of available listings on the market to meet the strong demand for buying a home.”

Call your Matt Bagley Team at 435-865-1019 for your free real estate consultation today or email bagleyteam@gmail.com at ERA Realty Center. Call or text our team with questions and concerns and for pricing overview and staging consultation: Matt Bagley 435-590-8788, Jennifer Corral, 435-559-0366 and Janet Naisbitt-Bagley 435-559-7772. This article written by Janet Naisbitt-Bagley.

 

UAR June 2018

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July 2018 Newsletter

WOW! In the 35 years I have been a REALTOR in Iron County, this is the first time I have seen our median price rise to $200,000! That is up 8.7% Year to Date (YTD) since last year! Closed sales have risen 19%! What a fantastic real estate market, and it promises to continue. See attached latest published Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) s Wages are up, too, statistics for more details and for information on all counties in Utah.

Local and National real estate markets are alive and strong! In the July/August REALTOR magazine, Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist informs, “The economy is solidly advancing.” “Employment, likewise, is strong;” “Wages are up, too, by 2.8 percent over the last 12 months.” He also said that the unemployment rate is “down to 3.8 percent, the lowest rate in 50 years.”

Here is the question Yun wonders, “And yet home sales are down 1 percent from this time last year, and homebuyer sentiment is tepid.” “What’s behind the mismatch? He says, “For many potential buyers, homes are just too expensive.” Yun suggests more construction is needed and that perhaps modular homes or smaller lots could bring on more affordable housing.

More inventory is still the answer to what is needed! When 3 buyers make offers on the same home, top dollar is paid to win the home and only one closed sale results instead of 3. Rising interest rates are not helping the current real estate market at all, but they are still very low when compared to past double digit rates. The current market is still positive for Buying and Selling Real Estate in my opinion.

Aggressive marketing is a must in the current real estate market, and your Matt Bagley Team’s top marketing works! I don’t know of anyone that advertises more aggressively! Our online advertising goes all over the nation and worldwide! It is global and we use top technology! Our homes and properties are on all 3 major multiple list services (MLSs) in Utah! We market to both buyers and to REALTORS. We will be the reason your home or property sells no matter which REALTOR your buyer calls! We work hard for you and we will continue to do so. We try to have an ad wherever your buyer might look including on-line!

Do you want your home or property to attract the very next buyer? Call your Matt Bagley Team at 435-865-1019 at ERA Realty Center today for your free real estate consultation. We can help you price to get top dollar quickly, so ask for your free market overview today! Your Team can also help you stage and showcase your home to be charming for your pictures that go worldwide and also for your home showings to attract your top dollar offer! You can also email us at bagleyteam@gmail.com. Call or text Matt Bagley at 435-590-8788, Jennifer Corral at 435-559-0366 and Janet Naisbitt-Bagley at 435-559-7772. This real estate update was written by Janet Naisbitt-Bagley.

 

UAR May 2018

WHAT?  WHAT Is Today’s Market Doing?  Find Out in This May 2018 Matt Bagley Team Real Estate Newsletter Update!

WHAT?  WHAT Is Today’s Market Doing?  Find Out in This May 2018 Matt Bagley Team Real Estate Newsletter Update!

 

Wow!  The market is looking good for buyers and sellers! Interest rates and prices make homes affordable in this positive and steady market.  We are going to have an awesome summer!  Closed sales are up 15.3%, and the Median Sales Price in our local Iron County Market is now $195,000 which is up 8.2% Year to date per the latest published Utah Association of REALTORS Local Market Updates by County.  See attached for details and information on every county in Utah.

 

What homes are selling?  Homes that are in good condition and that are priced to compete in this market are selling quickly with our Team’s top technology, advertising and negotiating skills.  Location is important, so homes should be priced to compete with homes in similar locations!  Call our Team today for our trained suggestions on pricing and staging, to help your home or property attract the next buyer!  I don’t know of anyone that advertises more aggressively for you to succeed!

 

What do buyers want?  Existing homes are the top attraction!  Some buyers are preferring new construction, so lots are selling.  A new home can cost a bit more to get exactly what is wanted however.  We are seeing some delays in construction due to non-availability of subcontractors to finish the project. Location is always a big consideration.  Some want a home within walking distance of town, temple, churches, restaurants, schools, etc.  Others want a little land and perhaps some animals. Convenient locations and open floor plans are popular.  Most are looking for attractive homes that are already repaired and in good condition.  Fixing up in advance is best for top dollar.  We are seeing buyers moving to luxurious upscale homes and some that are downsizing to smaller square footage.  Energy efficiency is important.  Investors are looking for rental properties that their tenants will pay off the mortgages for them.  A few commercial and development properties are attracting attention.

 

No matter what the goals of buyers and sellers, our Team works hard to succeed!  Happiness is contagious, and we use our professional expertise, experience, top service, technology and training to turn your realty dreams into reality! That brings joy, success and satisfaction to everyone in the transaction as buyers move in and love their homes and sellers move on to succeed in finding their future real estate dreams come true.

 

According to an article on page 27 in The Residential Specialist May + June Magazine, “In December 2017, housing inventory was down 10.3% from a year earlier.  It has declined for 31 consecutive months on a year-on-year basis.”  Our low-inventory can be navigated with hard work from our Team of experts!  This article goes on to say, “Fortunately, the challenges aren’t insurmountable.  When you know how to strategize effectively, low inventory can be just as fruitful as it is frustrating.”  Your Matt Bagley Team has many years of experience and we are trained to help you succeed in every real estate market no matter what the challenges.

 

I do love real estate!  This is an exciting market!  Please call the Matt Bagley Team today for your free real estate consultation and for answers to all of your questions and concerns at 435-865-1019 at ERA Realty Center or email our Bagleyteam@gmail.com.  Please call or text our Team:  Matt Bagley at 435-590-8788, Jennifer Corral at 435-559-0366 and Janet Naisbitt-Bagley at 435-559-7772.  We want to help you to succeed!

 

 

UAR March 2018

Matt Bagley Team Real Estate Newsletter For Fabulous April 2018 For You!

Matt Bagley Team Real Estate Newsletter For Fabulous April 2018 For You!

How’s the market?  Allow me to quote one of Cedar City’s top REALTORs, our own Matt Bagley, “Buyer activity is starting to pick up.  It’s a great time for selling and buying with rates still low.”  The real estate market keeps getting better and better.  Join the fun!  Your Matt Bagley Team would love to help you reach all of your real estate goals!

What do housing statistics tell us?  The Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) latest published report shows closed sales are up this year in Iron County as compared to last year by a whopping 36.4%!  The Median sales price is down 1.4% to $185,450 year to date (YTD).  See attached “Local Market Updates by County” for more details and for information on every county and for the entire state.

Do Americans still want to own their home?  According to an article, The American Dream, in The Residential Specialist Real Estate Magazine for March/April, “Agents find homeownership still reigns…”  Mary Beth Klatt says that renter’s end up paying the landlord’s mortgage, but they don’t reap the benefits.  To quote Mary, “…the cost of renting is rising faster than the cost of homeownership…”  She also said later in the article, “…tenants are paying top dollar and not gaining equity…”  This scenario also applies in our area.

What about preparing homes for sale?  What do buyers want?  Donna Shryer, in the the same magazine, said mechanical and structural issues could kill a deal.  She said “Pre-listing inspections can sometimes provide more value than staging.”  She quotes Craig Webb, editor of Remodeling magazine, who said, “The highest resale payback is in projects that involve replacing what’s broken, inefficient or outdated.” He emphasizes that exterior projects have been outpacing interior projects including landscaping and fresh paint as well as new doors, windows, siding and roof. “Curb appeal is more important than ever,” Pitell-Hauge says, “It’s partly because most people start their search online.  So first they see the front of the house and then they move on to interior photographs.”  Properly preparing homes for sale is of utmost importance in this real estate market if you don’t want your buyer to move on to the next property!

What colors should sellers use?  According to Rike in an article titled, “A Warm Welcome, “Specifically addressing walls, anything bolder than warm gray, warm beige or better yet, a combo called warm greige, can immediately shut a buyer down.”  He says that color trends for 2018 are bolder but to use those for furniture, bathroom towels, shower curtains, kitchen knick-knacks but not for anything permanent because buyers would be too worried about the fortune they would have to pay to repaint.

What about inflation?  Lawrence Yun, National Association of REALTORs chief economist,  answers in the NAR REALTOR Magazine March/April 2018, “Rising labor costs, increased government spending, and prolonged housing shortages are the main pressure points.”  What do we need to curb inflation?  He answers, “Build more homes. More inventory will mean a slower rise in home prices and rents.”  Otherwise, we may see higher interest rates.  We appreciate the homes and properties available for sale but more inventory is needed.

What about advertising?  That is super important!  Your Matt Bagley Team marketing online and in print is still tops! Our radio advertising attracts attention to your property.  We advertising to both REALTORS and buyers all over the world.  Our goal is to have an ad wherever your buyer might look!   We are creative!  We don’t know of anyone marketing more aggressively and we will continue to do so in order to get your real estate marked sold!  Our marketing works and will be the reason your real estate sells.

Is your home or land sales price competitive?  Please contact your Matt Bagley Team at 435-865-1019 at ERA Realty Center today for your free consultation regarding market pricing overview to see what buyers have chosen instead of yours and why.  We would love to address your concerns, questions, pricing, staging, and etc. You can also email bagleyteam@gmail.com or call/text our mobiles:  Matt Bagley at 435-590-8788, Jennifer Corral at 435-559-0366 and Janet Naisbitt-Bagley at 435-559-7772.  Janet Naisbitt-Bagley wrote this article for you!

 

UAR February 2018

March 2018 Snow and Sun Matt Bagley Team Real Estate Newsletter here for you!

 How’s our local market?  Our Southern Utah Real Estate market is alive and doing very well.  The latest published Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) statistics show more home sales closed in Iron County in 2018 than 2017.  However, the Median Sales Price has fallen 3.8% to $181,825.  That may help the affordability!  See attached UAR “Local Market Updates by County” for details and for every county.

 We are looking forward to 2018 continuing to be a great year for both buyers and sellers.  When staged and priced with the market, homes in all price ranges sell quickly.  Lots and land sales are picking up.  Homes are being built!  Commercial and development properties are selling but not as fast.  If your home isn’t sold in 30 days, contact your Matt Bagley Team for a market overview!

 What about the national market?  In March 2018 DS News, Paul Bishop, VP of Research, National Association of REALTORS, is quoted as follows, “One of the positives that’s out there that will drive the market, especially the more we get into 2018, is that it seems the economy is moving forward at a pretty solid pace.  The unemployment rate is low, there’s indication that incomes are on the rise, and wages are increasing.  That’s all good, because that’s the foundation for a strong housing market.  Therefore, that sentiment might improve as those factors continue to become more prominent in the market, and homeowners and homebuyers recognize that it still is the time to buy a home.  Another positive is that mortgage rates are at a very reasonable level.  They’re not at their lowest point, but they’re still very low–certainly by historical standards.”  

 However, Mr. Bishop doesn’t see a quick fix for the low inventory even if homebuilders build more homes.  That would be helpful though.  He says, “That’s actually going to be the basic story in 2018, the rising home values and the tight inventory.”  He is concerned how the market is going to react to the recently passed tax reform legislation.  He says, “It could produce changes in the market in the coming couple years as it works its way through the system.”  We will see!

 According to National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) report in the DS News, “Potential homebuyers are having their plans hampered by limited availability and affordability, leading some to consider staying in their current home and renovating instead.”  

 However, another survey reported in the DS News points out that 91% of  Americans surveyed want to own “at least one home in their lifetime” and consider it to be a good “investment” and some surveyed want to buy a home to “rent out for extra income.”  I believe that the title of this article is correct, “Homes Are a Better Investment Than Retirement Savings.”  I also agree that it is extremely wise to buy a home and rent it out.  Why not let your tenant buy an extra home or ten for you?  That is so nice of renters to pay your mortgage!  No one ever put any money in my savings account except me!  

 March 2018 MReport magazine similarly reported that “Buying a Home is a Top Priority for Americans.”  That article also points out that “Americans are looking to buy a home as an investment option.”

 Cutting edge technology is still the big issue in selling homes, and ERA Realty Center has always been at the forefront!  Our Matt Bagley Team continues to market aggressively online and in print and our technology is tops!  I know of no other agent or team that markets more aggressively.  We market to both buyers and REALTORs.  Our homes and real estate are on the 3 major Multiple Listing Services (MLS) in Utah.   Whether your buyer contacts us another agent, our hard work and advertising will be the reason your home or property sells!

 For your free real estate consultation and for all concerns and questions, please contact your Matt Bagley Team today at 435-865-1019 at ERA Realty Center or email bagleyteam@gmail.com.  Call or text Matt Bagley at 435-590-8788, Jennifer Corral at 435-559-0366 and Janet Naisbitt-Bagley at 435-559-7772.  Newsletter written by Janet Naisbitt-Bagley, of your Matt Bagley Team, ERA Realty Center.

 

UAR January 2018

Wow! Winter Snow Finds Thriving Southern Utah Real Estate Market and These Top Twelve Tips From Our Matt Bagley Team Update For February, the Love Month, 2018!

Wow! Winter Snow Finds Thriving Southern Utah Real Estate Market and These Top Twelve Tips From Our Matt Bagley Team Update For February, the Love Month, 2018!

 

*How’s the market?  Awesome!  Attached are the latest market statistics available from the Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR). These Market Updates prove closed sales are increasing and our Median Price Range is rising showing a strong and successful real estate market currently for buyers and sellers.

 

*What about 2017?  The attached Iron County Board of REALTORs graphs paint a bright and successful picture for 2017 real estate!  Thanks to our awesome clients and customers, ERA Realty Center sold more of our own listings and more of the Iron County Board of REALTORs’ listings than any other office!  ERA Realty Center has been the number one top producer for many years.  We very much appreciate our loyal and wonderful clients.  Thank you very much!

 

*What was the top seller in real estate in 2017?  Iron County graphs show 1640 homes, mobile homes, and condos/townhomes sold while only 543 lots and acreage sold.  New construction is on the rise and some development land and commercial properties have sold though they are not shown in graphs.  More homes sold between $100,000 and $200,000 than any other price range, but homes sold in all ranges when priced with market.  The range between $200,000 to $300,000 also experienced a large number of closed sales. Cedar City and Enoch reported more closings than other areas in Iron and Beaver Counties  See attached graphs for details.

 

*What about 2018?  We believe 2018 will be one of our best years yet! Buyers, sellers and investors are on board to make this a top year!  We could use more inventory though!

 

*What can sellers do now to get top dollar and to become a sold statistic quickly?  Here’s the important and very valuable answer to your question:

 

*Top Twelve Tried and True Tips for Your Top Dollar Fast:

 

What is tops and above your Twelve Steps below?  Of utmost importance to your sale is your Matt Bagley Team’s aggressive and successful marketing!  Our homes, land, and real estate sell quickly thanks to hard work, advanced technology, top service, top experience, top knowledge and expertise together with our trained negotiating skills and our aggressive marketing plan both online and in print.  That is our job and we do it successfully for you!  We know the market and mortgages available including low-down and no-down loans for your buyers.  Our marketing attracts REALTORs and buyers worldwide!  We are members of the Iron County Multiple listing service (MLS) as well as Washington County’s MLS and utahrealestate.com which is the MLS for Wasatch Front.  All this benefits you, but there is even more that helps real estate sell in this market!  WHAT?

 

  1. What about how your real estate shows and staging your home? So important! Call us today for suggestions on what you should and shouldn’t do to attract your buyer!
  2. What about hiring a professional clean?  Absolutely!  Carpets, windows, floors and everything inside and out should be presented with best face first!  Fresh paint is a must!
  3. What about clutter and personal items?  Remove!  This is a good time to pack up and get rid of unneeded items.  You are going to move anyway.  Get a head start!
  4. What about making the home seem more spacious?  Remember light and space as you look in each room! Too much is too much in storage areas and rooms!
  5. What about updating?  Yes!  Replace and update!  We don’t want buyers turning away, and some of these changes will add $$$ to value!  Call us today for ideas!
  6. What about pictures?  Your home and property are viewed world-wide by interested buyers!  Our professional photos are very important to your buyer’s search!
  7. What about repairs?  Buyers don’t want to deal with the cost of problems, so now is the best time to have an inspection and do the repairs!
  8. What about the price?  Call us today for comparison properties from your area to determine if your price is competitive with other real estate both sold and for sale!
  9. What about sellers being present at showings?  Resist the urge!  The agent has a better chance of finding and overcoming objections if sellers are absent!

10.What if sellers are too busy?  It is of utmost importance that your home is available when buyers want to see it!  It has to be seen to sell!

11.What about when an offer comes in?  Do you want to sell?  Ask yourself, “would I buy my own home back at the price offered?”  If not, you may want to consider the offer.

12.What about the REALTOR?  You have already made the most important decision! Your top professional team, the Matt Bagley Team, will sell your home quickly at top dollar!

 

*Call your Matt Bagley Team today at 435-865-1019 at ERA Realty Center for your free real estate consultation as to what works best  and is reasonable for you!  Ask us about your concerns.  We are here to help you reach all your important real estate goals with our professional top service. Please email bagleyteam@gmail.com or text/call Matt Bagley at 435-590-8788, Jennifer Corral at 435-559-0366 and Janet Naisbitt-Bagley at 435-559-7772!  We care about you and we want to help you turn all your realty dreams into reality!

This newsletter is written for you by Janet Naisbitt-BagleyUAR December 2017

Whoa! Snow! Just in Time for Our Matt Bagley Team January 2018 Real Estate Newsletter!

Whoa! Snow! Just in Time for Our Matt Bagley Team January 2018 Real Estate Newsletter!

“How’s the market?”  Whether you are buying or selling, we believe you will be happy with the strong real estate market here!  The Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) Local Market Updates for Iron County clearly show the number of closed sales up by 19.9% compared to last year and the average sales price is up to $190,000 which is a 14.8% increase.  See attached UAR report for details and for the latest published information on all counties in Utah.

Clients and customers are working together with us to make their realty dreams turn into reality and sell and/or find their dream homes!  January is beginning with excitement and happy homeowners!  We are helping clients find existing homes as well as lots and land to build homes!  We believe this exciting winter season for real estate promises to continue for the rest of the season and for the whole marvelous year in 2018 as well!

“According to A National Association of REALTORs report, 95 percent of potential homebuyers reported using the internet when looking to buy or sell a home in 2016.”  This quote in the article by Megan Craig In the December Residential Specialist Magazine reinforces our commitment to you to always aggressively market on-line on the top real estate sites.  We also add the personal touch to our top technology which is highly beneficial to you!  We are known as the real estate team that cares about you!  We also continue to market with magazine ads which is valuable to you since travelers and visitors in our area pick up the ads and call us when it is convenient!  We work hard to help our clients and customers reach all of their real estate goals.

Our top real estate marketing is imperative, but so is preparation of the home and property for sale!  Clean-up and fix-up inside and out are a must to attract your buyer!  Fix the flaws whenever possible.  New carpet, fresh paint, nice decorations and no clutter will show that home off at its best!  First impressions stick, so that front landscaping needs attention.  Your Matt Bagley Team is trained to consult with you about staging your property for its most charming best advantage!  Call us today for this wonderful free service when you market with us.

What about the price?  Does it need to be adjusted to compete?  Call your Matt Bagley Team for your free market overview today to discuss.  We can show you what sold instead of your home and for what price.  This gives you a great advantage in making the decision if your price will attract your buyer.  Our Team markets aggressively and will help you determine the correct price and the best way to show-off your home to get top dollar quickly in this real estate market.  Isn’t that what you want?

No wonder a recent study reported in the Utah REALTOR Magazine reported “Agent-assisted owners sell for more!”  We give top service, top experience, top advertising and trained negotiation skills that benefit our buyers and sellers in reaching all of their real estate goals.

For your free consultation regarding real estate questions, concerns and information, contact your Matt Bagley Team today at 435-865-1019 at ERA Realty Center or email bagleyteam@gmail.com.  The Bagley team can also be texted or called on our mobile phones:  Matt Bagley at 435-590-8788, Jennifer Corral at 435-559-0366, Janet Naisbitt-Bagley at 435-559-7772.

 

 

UAR November 2017

 

 

December Newsletter With Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Wishes from the Matt Bagley Team!

December Newsletter With Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Wishes from the Matt Bagley Team!

2017 has been an awesome year for our Southern Utah real estate market!  We feel very blessed and send our warmest thank you to all of you!  ERA Realty Center is still number one top producing office.  The future looks very bright for 2018!

The Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) reports a 20.5% increase in Iron County closed sales in their latest published statistics. The same report shows a 15.8% increase in our median sales price.  See attached “Local Market Updates by County” for more details and for every county in Utah.

Homes on the market during the holiday season are charming and bring buyers warm memories of happy Christmases past.  That feel-good emotion invites buyers to make offers!  Typically, buyers are very serious and ready to buy when they are willing to take time to tour homes this time of year!

Foreclosures and short sales are nearly a thing of the past but not quite.  Our real estate market is steady and moving upward at a reasonable pace with very few short sales and foreclosures.

Some ask if there is another “Bubble Risk in Housing” ahead.  That is an excellent question.  If I had a crystal ball that worked, I would answer it!  I personally don’t believe so here yet.  We have a strong economy.  For a national viewpoint, let’s turn to DS News November 2017 Magazine and the following quote, “Some cities across the country show signs of an oncoming housing bubble, even though most home prices in U.S. cities remain below their 2008 peak in real terms.”  The article goes on to mention several big U. S. cities.  A paragraph regarding San Francisco, CA, says, “the city shows signs of overvaluation but no bubble risk. . .”

The Cedar City, UT, Temple brought thousands to the open house and cultural event.  It was amazing.  The dedication took place on Sunday, December 10, 2017.  What a joyous occasion that  many welcomed with tears and gratitude.

To attract buyers, it is of utmost importance to aggressively advertise, and the Matt Bagley Team has one of the most aggressive marketing plans and it works.  It is also imperative that homes show well and that they are priced with the market to be competitive.  Homes are selling quickly that are priced correctly and show well.  Contact the Matt Bagley Team today at 435-865-1019 for market pricing and staging ideas at 435-865-1019 at ERA Realty Center.  Email bagleyteam@gmail.com or text/call Matt 435-590-8788, Jennifer Corral 435-559-0366 and me, Janet Naisbitt-Bagley 435-559-7772.  MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  HAVE THE HAPPIEST NEW YEAR YET

 

UAR October 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 Gratitude Time is Here With Our Matt Bagley Team Newsletter Update!

Thanksgiving 2017 Gratitude Time is Here With Our Matt Bagley Team Newsletter Update!

What could be better than our wonderful customers and clients!  We thank you! Please enjoy the happiest Thanksgiving yet!  We are sending you our warmest wishes!

Our Iron County real estate market is something about which to shout for joy!  Closed sales are up 18.1% and our median price is now $191,000 which is up 16.3%!  Please see attached Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) report for more details and for statistics on every county.  Steady growth continues and more is expected in 2018!

Our Cedar City area’s positive economy is a blessing and our future looks great.  Homes that are priced with the market and show well sell quickly.  According to the latest graphs attached for the Iron County Board Multiple List Service (MLS) from July 1, 2017 through November 1, 2017, residential single family home sales lead the real estate market.  501 homes plus 116 condos/townhomes sold while there were only 165 lots that sold in that same time period and 35 acreage parcels.  295 homes sold under $200,000.  334 homes sold above $200,000 showing homes currently sell in all price ranges.

The question has been asked whether homes should be taken off the market for Christmas.  It is our strong belief and experience that Christmas is a great time to sell your home.  Typically, the decorations and aroma of baking remind your buyer of home and invite warmth and happy memories.  It is true that there are not as many buyers looking for homes in the winter, but it is also accurate that there aren’t as many homes on the market so there is less competition.  Another positive thing is that buyers that take time to look in the snow during the holidays are serious and ready to make a decision.  Lookers typically don’t venture out in freezing weather.

Great loans are available now with nothing down and low interest.  The inventory is low.  Buyers of all ages are moving up and moving down!  Investors are buying rentals.  It is a great time to buy and sell in our strong opinion.

Please take a moment and call your Matt Bagley Team at 435-865-1019 at ERA Realty Center for your free consultation regarding staging your home for top dollar quickly and for a market overview to make sure your home or property are priced competitively to catch that next qualified buyer!  We also want to discuss all of your concerns and questions and help you reach all your real estate goals.  You can also email bagleyteam@gmail.com or call or text Matt Bagley 435-590-8788, Jennifer Corral 435-559-0366 and Janet Naisbitt-Bagley 435-559-7772.  This Happy Thanksgiving Newsletter Update is written by Janet Naisbitt-Bagley

 

 

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Matt Bagley Team’s Chilling 2017 Happy Halloween Real Estate Newsletter Update!

Matt Bagley Team’s Chilling 2017 Happy Halloween Real Estate Newsletter Update!

How’s the fall market?  Wow!  Thrilling news!  Cedar City Area’s Median Sales Price is up Year-to-Date 18.4% to $190,000, and that’s no spook story!  The Utah Association of REALTORs (UAR) recently published August 2017 Local Market Updates by County and reported Iron County closed sales are up 21.9%.  Please see attached for more details and for information on every county.  Watch for the 3rd quarter Multiple Listing Service (MLS) graphs with even more information when available in our next update.

 

Our local real estate market is alive and well as it is in most areas of the country according to recent news. Inventory is still low, and we have more buyers than homes available for sale even though there is some new construction. Lots are still slow sellers.  Our builders locally are quite busy which is a good healthy sign of a steady market.

 

Preparing homes for sale is of prime importance for a quick sale.  The Residential Specialist Sept/Oct real estate magazine reports “Doing home projects yourself can help you save money…and fill you with pride at a job well done with your own two hands. But there are circumstances where a pro is the way to go…” Patching drywall, cleaning the air conditioner condenser unit and repairing plumbing hardware are worth tackling on your own.  However, the article suggests calling a pro if there is a big hole in the drywall, if you want to repair or replace the HVAC, and if you have remodeling renovations that require alterations to the plumbing.  Repairing and fixing up are valuable aids in attracting a quick sale.

 

Of course, homes need to be clean, painted, decluttered, organized and beautiful to show well in the pictures we send all over the world on line and to attract your buyer.  I recommend going into each room and deciding what can be done to make more light and space.  If closets, cupboards or drawers are crowded, your home will look like there is not enough storage.  Taking 3 boxes into each space helps.  Everything can be beautifully arranged or placed in the garbage, donation or packing box. When this is accomplished, the home should be ready to show as long as you have done all necessary to beautify both the inside and out.  First impressions go a long way in giving your buyer that warm fuzzy home feeling.  Call our Team.  Giving home-preparation and staging suggestions are part of our service.

 

Preparing the home for sale is valuable, but so is pricing the home correctly!  Please call our Team for a market overview to make sure your home is priced to compete with other homes.  You want your home to show the best and to be priced correctly to get top dollar quickly.

 

Our marketing is tops and it works! I don’t know of anyone that advertises more aggressively to get your real estate sold!  If it shows well and is priced reasonably, our advertising will get a quick offer at top dollar! If you don’t already have an offer, please contact our team today to discuss what you can do to help!

 

Please call our Team at 435-865-1019 at ERA Realty Center for your free consultation!  You can also email bagleyteam@gmail.com or text Matt Bagley at 435-590-8788, Jennifer Corral at 435-559-0366 and Janet Naisbitt-Bagley at 435-559-7772.  This Newsletter is written by Janet Naisbitt-Bagley.  We want to answer all your questions and concerns and give you top service.  We want our top experience and expertise to benefit you and help you turn your realty dreams into reality.

UAR April 2017

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