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houses: REALTORS Are Professional And Want To Be Clients' Agents for life! - 04/09/13 10:26 AM
I was thinking today how important it is to be the kind of agent our clients want to serve them for life! Lifetime isn't even enough! I want to be so knowledgeable and service-oriented that my clients' children and their grandchildren turn to me to help them make all their real estate dreams come true forever. When I was young, I had the same doctor until I got married and moved faraway because he was so good. That's the kind of professional I want to be to fill my clients' real estate needs. Then, if they do move, I want to refer them to the (2 comments)
houses: Is The Tide Turning From Buyer's Market to Seller's? Watch and See! - 01/29/13 02:04 PM
Recently, a home in one of Cedar City, Utah's, nicest subdivisions sold for quite a bit more than homes had sold last year! This is not a fluke nor is it a needle in a haystack! The real estate market is changing before our eyes! Another home in the same area got 4 offers and will sell for significantly more than list price! It was fun to watch! It felt good to hear the happy tones of the people involved. i have been selling real estate for 29 years, but I am not sure I have seen a sharper turn! You (0 comments)
houses: The Election Is Decided. Let's Now Band Together As Americans! - 11/07/12 08:38 AM
I have heard already this morning from people excited about the election results and from people who are sad. I find myself going back in time many years to grade school when one of my teachers said that the important thing is for Americans to band together and support each other and America after an election. I believe this is good advice for all of us every day. Whatever our stand before the election, now is the time to be good Americans working for the best good of all America. My mother used to say, "A man convinced against his will (1 comments)
houses: ERA Network News: "Back to School Means Back to Business for Homebuyers" - 10/11/12 08:31 PM
"Who buys in the fall?" "The Fall Selling Season" survey completed by ERA Real Estate shows that "The higher ratio goes to first-time homebuyers and childless couples" at 27%. The rest of the pie is divided as follows with 20% being Move-up buyers, 17% Downsizing & Retiring Buyers, 14% investors, 11% Military relocations, 6% Vacation buyers and 5% other. The article says, "Blame it on the traditional school year engraved in our minds since childhood, but many people see Labor Day as the beginning of a new year. Summer holidays are over and everyone goes back to school or buckles down (0 comments)
houses: Become The Champion Real Estate Agents Your Clients Deserve! - 08/14/12 03:32 PM
How to keep buyers and sellers in pipeline: ERA Realty Center's real estate broker recently asked me to share how to become a champion real estate agent. Olympics make it clear that any sport requires excellence and mastery to become a champion, as do we. If you want to become the very best, there are 2 activities to become champion REALTORS: 1. Find the clients and customers to servel. 2. Serve the clients and customers you find. Sounds easy enough! Be creative. Use games. When we were brainstorming one day my assistant, Matt, had a hilarious idea involving toilet paper. We didn't actually use his idea, but I do think (1 comments)
houses: Cedar City, UT, Area Real Estate Market Is Selling More Homes! WHY? Trend? - 08/04/12 06:32 PM
Recent Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) report shows Iron County home closed sales are up 14.2% and prices are down. Maybe the $85,000 Median Sales Price is the reason our closed sales are up. What do you think? That would make sense to me. Just a few years back buyers couldn't even find a home for $85,000. Since many of the people in our area have low incomes, they couldn't qualify for the high-end homes of the past. For those with good credit, the low interest and low prices make for a monthly payment often less than rent. Buyers are excited (1 comments)
houses: Real Estate In Big Cities Or Small Seems To have Bargain Price-Tags! - 07/26/12 06:11 PM
Wow! I just submitted an offer for a home listed at only $45,000. That's the price-tag for a 3 bedroom 2 bath home on a large lot that is move-in ready. This home happens to be in a small town. The price for a similar home in a larger town may be a bit more, but it's probably still a bargain! I am amazed at the bargains available in the current real estate market. I see no see-saw with prices up while interest rates are down. Both rates and prices are incredily low at the same time. Plus, if you are a buyer looking in the Cedar City, (1 comments)
houses: Iron County, UT, Real Estate Closings Are Up! How About Your Areas? - 06/30/12 08:52 AM
Recent Utah Association of REALTORS statistics show conclusively that home closings are up in 2012! Inventory is down this year as compared to last year. With low interest rates and buyers who can reasonably qualify for the nothing down mortgages that are available inour area, our real estate market seems to have turned around in some price ranges. How about markets in other areas in the country? Is this an overall national trend? In some price ranges, multiple offers are coming in on homes priced right. Since it is still a bargain-driven market, homes that are priced right are bargains. Buyers (1 comments)
houses: Steve Florio of ERA Mortgage Reports Improvements in Real Estate Market! - 05/03/12 06:21 PM
Steve reports in his email of today, "Pending home sales are at their highest level since April 2010, according to the National Assn. of Realtors. Lawrence Yun, the group's chief economist, said the market 'has clearly turned the corner.'" This is good news for our economy as well as the real estate market. Steve goes on to say, "Price declines are easing. Housing data provider Zillow said last week that home values are bottoming in most major markets and are set to begin rising in metropolital areas such as Los Angeles." According to UAR statistics as of February YTD, the median price (0 comments)
houses: Cedar City, UT, Area Experiences Investor and Homeowner Home Shopping! - 03/26/12 05:17 PM
We all agree that we are still in a buyer's market. However, the homes for sale in the lower price ranges are attracting multiple offers, and I believe this is a steady market that will soon experience rising prices. Do you agree? Investors and homeowners seem to be fighting over the available homes less than $100,000 and even as high as $200,000. Often there's a rush to get the offer in immediately. Today I had a buyer call me to put an offer in on a home. When I called the listing agent, I was told that 2 offers had come (0 comments)
houses: UAR Reports That Utah's Housing Market Continued To Improve.... - 03/12/12 05:43 PM
According to the Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) Report for January, "Rising home sales and declining housing inventory are boosting Utah's real estate market. 2012 was the best January in five years in terms of homes sold." The report also pointed out, "This is the eighth consecutive month that home sales have increased compared to the same month a year earlier." The data from the Utah Association of Realtors states, "Signs point to a strong spring for home buying. The number of contracts signed to buy homes (pending sales) in January increased 20 percent, signaling a likely rise in February closed sales." We'll (1 comments)
houses: Dare To Dream The Impossible Dream! Apparently, Nothing is Impossible! - 01/24/12 06:09 PM
Dare To Dream The Impossible Dream! Apparently, Nothing is Impossible! Steve Florio of Mortgage Family emailed an article "Field of possibilities" that caught my attention. Let me quote, "Whatever it is you desire to have, to be, or to experience, already exists within the realm of possibility. The more fully you express that desire, the more completely it appears in your life." The above statement requires some thought beyond just reading. I do firmly believe that if you think positively, live courageously, and believe in yourself, dreams do come true. I also believe that it is of the utmost importance to make sure that our positive thoughts (2 comments)
houses: Janet's Team is Wishing The Best To You The Whole Year Through in 2012! - 01/13/12 11:43 AM
The American dream is a reality! Let's wake up to beautiful new homes for all Americans! My prediction is that 2012 is going to be a fantastic year for helping with the home ownership process! We as REALTORS are in a position to provide an incredible service! In years past, some buyers were unable to purchase homes because prices were simply too high for them to qualify. Some homes in some ranges are now priced like 20 years ago. With low interest rates that didn't exist 20 years ago, buyers can enjoy some of the lowest monthly payments available for (1 comments)
houses: Iron County, Utah, Real Estate is on the Move! - 12/02/11 06:23 PM
Iron County Real Estate Update from Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR), shows closings are up year to date 10.8% over last year. I think that's great! I'd be spinning cartwheels if our average sales price hadn't gone down to $92,500! I don't believe you could even buy a home for that price in the peak of the market in 2006! With prices that low, commissions can't be bringing in huge profits at this point in our careers! I still feel positive, however, about our real estate market in the Cedar City, UT, area. Why? Because homes are selling, and buyers are excited (0 comments)
houses: HAVE A BEAUTIFUL AND BLESSED THANKSGIVING DAY! - 11/23/11 08:40 PM
WE TRULY ARE BLESSED AND WHAT A TREASURED OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A DAY TO REFLECT ON EVERY BLESSING WE ENJOY IN THIS LIFE! HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM JANET AND HER TEAM AT ERA REALTY CENTER, 435-865-1019, IN CEDAR CITY, UT! PLEASE ENJOY BEAUTIFUL FEELINGS OF GRATITUDE THAT WILL HELP WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL LIFE ALWAYS! (3 comments)
houses: Act Now in Cedar City! Are Bargain-Priced Homes Selling Quickly Everywhere? - 11/12/11 04:47 PM
Cedar City, UT, homes are selling quickly when they are priced as bargains! Buyers are sad if their home goes under contract before they get around to making an offer! They also find it difficult to compete when several offers come in at once! I recommend that buyers who find the home they want get their offer in immediately and at their best price. If the buyer offers full price, there's a chance the offer can get a seller signature and go under contract before the multiple offers come in. Why submit a low offer and find out someone else bid higher and bought (1 comments)
houses: Short Sale, Foreclosure, Loan Modification, Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure? What? - 09/09/11 11:35 PM
When oh when can we just go back to resales and new construction with hardly any distressed sales any more? I feel so sad for the sellers who can't make their payments because they lost their jobs or have some other hardship; and yet, I feel so strongly that the payments should be made because a commitment was made to pay them. But how? It seems for many there just is no way. I certainly don't know the answer. Everything seems all confused in today's world. I want it fixed, but I don't know what can be done to fix it. Will (4 comments)
houses: "Why Self-Image Is A Key Part of Your Personality" (In Home Sales or Other!) - 06/15/11 10:57 PM
Steve Florio Of Mortgage Family sends out an informative email from time to time. I especially like his June 13, 2011 "Monday Motivator." He says, "You always behave on the outside in a manner consistent with the picture you have of yourself on the inside." He goes on to say, "For example, if you see yourself, as calm, confident and competent in any aspect of selling, when you are engaged in that activity, you will feel calm, confident and competent. You will be positive and happy. You will perform well and get excellent results. If, for any reason, it doesn't go (1 comments)
houses: 6 Easy Steps To Make Home Staging Reasonable To Sell Your Home At Top $! - 05/17/11 04:08 PM
1. As you walk into each room, think of light and space. Picture in your head what doesn't feel good and realize it's got to go. Picture the room clutter free and beautiful. If you are feeling closed in, there is probably too much in the room. Even if it's nice stuff, it could detract. Remember that the home-staging expert, Barb Schwarz, says that the way you live in a home and the way you sell a home are not the same thing. You want to showcase each room to look picture-perfect and ready for pictures for a home magazine. That's what you're actually doing! (1 comments)
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