Can it really be this icy cold for our first 2017 Naisbitt-Bagley Team Real Estate Seller Newsletter? YES!
It certainly is a beautiful winter wonderland here in Cedar City and surrounding areas! Scrunching snow and crackling ice are two of my favorite things! If you see me out experiencing the sounds my stepping feet are making, go ahead and laugh. However, the freezing temperatures may be a little more difficult for me to enjoy!
Real estate is always one of my favorite subjects at any time of year. I remember in grade school, my art teacher asked my mom why I always had a home and landscaping in each of my pictures! I grew up with a real estate broker dad who developed subdivisions, drew plans, and built houses for my friends and neighbors! He multi-tasked and even sold them their insurance! Helping clients successfully buy and sell real estate is just “doing what comes naturally” to me! No wonder I enjoy seeing home-drawn pictures!
It seems whatever setting I find myself, people realize that I know and love real estate. I am more often than not asked, how is the market? I never grow tired of answering that it is awesome here in our beautiful Southern Utah!
According to the attached latest Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) statistics released, now is a steady market with increased closings and prices slowly rising. Our inventory needs an infusion, so give us a call if now is a good time for you to sell your property; and also, please contact us if you too want to add to your own inventory of real estate investments.
The Iron County Board of REALTORS graphs for 2016 are also attached for your review including all offices. Once again, ERA Realty Center sold more houses than any other office. We sold more of our own listings as well as more of other office’s listings. We want to give a special thank you to all of our clients and customers for giving us the opportunity of helping them make their realty dreams turn into reality in 2016. Homes remained the big sellers with 1181 sold along with 257 condo/townhouses sold. Nearly 500 lots, acreage and other land parcels sold. Nearly 1000 homes sold under $200,000 and 249 sold between $200,000 and $249,999. 362 homes sold above $250,000 including 72 that sold above $400,000. 2017 is on its way to being another great year!
I recently spoke to a delightful woman in the beauty shop who believed it wasn’t even worth trying to sell a home in the $400,000 range here. The above statistics definitely put that myth to rest. It is important to price homes with the market no matter what range your home is in, but expect it to sell if it shows well and if the price is right because homes are selling in all ranges. Please discuss with our team prices of sold homes and homes for sale to determine market price.
One home owner asked if it matters how the home looks. It surely does! Buyers search square footage and price and then they tour the homes they choose to determine the best condition. They love lots of pictures! Our team is trained to help your home reach the level of showcasing worthy of the many pictures, videos and slide shows we send around the nation and the world to attract your buyer.
What about marketing? I know of no other agent who markets more aggressively than our Naisbitt-Bagley Team worldwide online and print. Our commitment to you is to work hard to get your home or property sold quickly at top dollar. Isn’t that what you want?
What about 2017? According to some of the business leaders quoted in DSNEWS December 2016, “The tremendous boom the rental market has showcased is anticipated to continue into 2017,” says Bill Green. Charles Tassell says, “Assumng decent GDP growth, the Fed will increase rates, which will have mixed effects for investors.” According to Bryan Lysikowski, “As the economy continues to recover and regulations loosen up, so will the ability to obtain a home loan.” Brian Mingham says, “In 2017 we should see continued price appreciation. We will continue to see historic low inventory levels of SFR properties.” Please call our Team if you would like to hear all of the predictions for real estate in 2017.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the world of real estate with Donald Trump as president with his heavy involvement in real estate.
Please contact our Naisbitt-Bagley Team today for your free real estate consultation and for any questions and concerns at 435-865-1019 at ERA Realty Center or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are known as the experienced team who cares about you and who gives top trained service to help you make all of your real estate dreams come true. You can text or call Matt Bagley at 435-590-8788, Janet Naisbitt-Bagley at 435-559-7772, and Jennifer Corral at 435-559-0366. The above real estate update was happily provided for you today by Janet.