Fall is in the air and it is time for our Naisbitt-Bagley Team Newsletter Update!
We love temperatures in the 70’s and autumn leaves! It doesn’t get any better than living, working and contributing in Southern Utah where most people love to come to play!
Our Southern Utah Newspaper, The Spectrum & Daily News, 9/19/16 headline reads, “August jobs report shows Utah growth” by David DeMille. To quote, “There’s a term in economics called ‘full employment,’ and at least theoretically, Utah is there, state economists said last week.” According the chief economist with the state Department of Workforce Services, “Utah continues to show some of the strongest numbers in the U.S.” This is good news indeed!
Our Real Estate Market is still going strong even though Iron County closed sales were down according to the July 2016 Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) statistics which are the most recent available. Washington County and Beaver county closed sales were up. The Medium Sales Price was up for all 3 of these counties. See attached Local Market Updates By County for details and for information on every county in Utah. It is our belief that the low inventory is the reason that Iron County closed sales dipped.
We want to make sure our real estate is in top show condition as we move into fall as always. According to an article in the September/October 2016 REALTOR Magazine by Frank Lesh, there are 3 pointers for protecting home exteriors that I thought were worth sharing:
- “Keep foliage away. Make sure no plants are growing on the siding. ‘Plants can trap moisture and allow insects and animals to infiltrate,'” Lesh says, “You want the siding to be exposed to the elements.”
- “Watch where water may be getting in. Check in areas around windows and doors to see if water is getting in. Moisture can linger and eventually cause rotting or fungal growth. Make sure those area have been properly caulked or tuckpointed to prevent seepage.”
- “Keep the gutters cleaned. Many home owners think they only need to check for clogged gutters in autumn when leaves are falling. A neighbor’s stray tennis ball, a bird’s nest, or even squirrels stocking up for winter can quickly become a serious problem. If water gets backed up in your gutter, it could damage your siding too.” Lesh notes, “Have gutters checked at least twice a year. Or better yet, clean them four times a year to prevent back-ups.”
The real estate market seems to be steady here, and we believe it will continue as we move through fall and into winter.
We continue to aggressively market your homes and properties both online and in print ads with pictures, videos and slide shows. That is of utmost importance to you in this market!
Keeping your real estate competitively priced with the market is extremely important as is having it in show-perfect condition. Buyers shop online for the best buys and those are the homes they tour. Then they pick the property or home that shows the best. They want value for their dollars in this market!
Please contact our Naisbitt-Bagley Team today for your free consultation regarding pricing, staging, showing, marketing, concerns, questions, and all your real estate needs at 435-865-1019 or email Bagleyteam@gmail.com. You can call or text Matt Bagley at 435-590-8788, Janet Naisbitt-Bagley at 435-559-7772 and Jennifer Corral at 435-559-0366. We want to start helping you turn your realty dreams into reality today!