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Have you ever been struck blind by the shiny things? Those are the things that catch your eye and inspire emotions and plans and divert you from your original purposes and goals. This isn't always a bad thing. Changes are good. You just need to be aware if it is a trap that you or your buyers fall into on a regular basis. I was previewing a home recently for a long time customer who was moving back to Clovis after living in Dallas for a few years. I'm sure this hometown girl is a little jaded by the things the (4 comments)
nm: Playing with the Big Frogs - 03/08/09 12:19 AM
Clovis, New Mexico is a little pond. I know we are short of water out here on the high plains but as far as ponds go I call Clovis a little one. We have 42,000 people in our town and we have 125 real estate agents. We actually have 19 brokerages in our MLS that serves Clovis and Portales, NM but only 9 of those companies have more than 3 people in them. So anyway, a little pond.After living here for 14 years and being a REALTOR here for 6 years you start to realize that there are a few big (3 comments)
The 24 Hour House It has been a wild week. Ive written 7 offers, had an unhappy customer for one of the first times in my 6 year career, been in 2 multiple offer situations (which caused the unhappy customer who didnt want competition) accepted two counters and almost sold a house in 24 hours. The couple were a referral from an agent in Alaska who saw my active rain profile. They were planning on renting but came to Clovis and were unhappy with the wait for base housing and the lack of decent rentals in the area. (5 comments)
nm: Foreclosure Fun - 10/09/08 01:03 AM
Forclosures are fun, or I thought they were when I watched all of the other Realtors in town listed them and I thought to myself. How nice, No anxious seller waiting everyday with baited breath for a buyer for their home. A nice detachment that left you to do your business, how nice. Not So! Think anxious seller x 5 (asset manager, pre closer, title, attorney, bank)/previous owner of the property = 1 crazy Real Estate Agent. Its not all bad, besides the Monthly Status reports, and BPO's every few months if it doesnt sell, and I did sell the forclosure (0 comments)
nm: Small Town Living - 10/05/08 11:06 PM
Well, I just got home from the movies with my family and living in the small town of Clovis, NM I thought we could go out to the movies on a Sunday evening and it wouldn't be too full. The movie had been out a week already, not a new release, and we were a little late. 3 minutes to be exact. I had swung by to catch the last of a 40% off the markdown price at Dillards, dont you love them, and then grabbed a Pizza at Pizza Hut which was a little slow and anyway I made us (0 comments)
nm: Incredible Week - 08/07/08 09:36 AM
We have had an incredible week here in the Clovis Real Estate market. People are moving into the area at a fast rate and while many opt for base housing many are choosing to use their housing allowance and buy. Here are some statistics to compare: A month ago from June 7th-July 7th 2008 43 homes sold at an average price of $128,101. 27 homes went under contract with an average price of $171,413 (people were buying bigger houses) Last month from July 7, 2008-Aug 7, 2008 53 Homes sold with an average sales price of $150,930 50 homes went under contract with (0 comments)
nm: Are we overpriced in Clovis? - 08/06/08 05:24 PM
I deal with many people being transferred to Clovis, New Mexico and the comment I hear most is "Wow- Clovis is overpriced. Dont the people in Clovis know that they are more expensive than the houses in Lubbock, Amarillo, or Dallas?" So Id like to give you a few reasons to avoid the accusation that we have raised our prices just because we can, or because there is a big Realtor conspiracy going on. - (There Isn't) It costs more to build in Clovis. - The New Mexico gross receipts tax that builders must pay in New Mexico is much higher (1 comments)
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