Janet Naisbitt-Bagley

ERA Realty Center, Cedar City, Utah

Archive for the month “March, 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

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