realtors: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! December 2019 Seller Letter Update - 12/24/19 11:12 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! December 2019 Seller Letter Update
 
We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and the Best New Year!!! Hopefully you have been able to enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones and continue to do so!
To give you an idea of what has been going on in our local market, see attached Local Market Updates provided by Utah Association of Realtor’s for October 2019. It appears that the Closed Sales for Iron County for October 2018 and October 2019 stayed the same at 120 units sold, no changes. The Closed Sales for October 2018 and October … (2 comments)

realtors: End of Summer 2019 Seller Update Newsletter - 08/30/19 02:59 PM
End of Summer 2019 Seller Update Newsletter
 
 
Wow time sure flew by, we hope everyone enjoyed their summer spending time with your loved ones having a great time! Hopefully everyone is adjusting to being back in school and getting back into their normal routines!
As we look to what is going on in Real Estate, in an article published by the Wall Street Journal on REALTOR.com, “Mortgage rates fall again as the peak home-buying season begins to draw to a close. Rates fell again last week, a boon to buyers looking to buy a home or refinance.
The most recent existing-home sales data … (1 comments)

realtors: Winter 2018 Matt Bagley Team Seller Letter - 12/04/18 03:36 PM
Winter 2018 Matt Bagley Team Seller Letter
We hope everyone had a safe & Happy Thanksgiving Holiday enjoying time with their loved ones! With freezing temperatures on the horizon along with inclement weather, it is recommended if you have vacant properties to get them winterized right away to avoid frozen or broken pipes, or any other damages that can occur.
It’s an exciting time of year with the Holiday Season in full swing and Beautiful decorations all around town! It’s always fun hearing the Christmas music populating the radio stations! A lot of sellers ask if it’s a good time of year to … (1 comments)

realtors: Thanksgiving Should Last A Lifetime If We Want Happiness as Real Estate Agents! - 11/29/13 06:36 AM
It doesn't matter what we do in life, we are happier if our cup is half full rather than half empty. It is the same situation, but the outcome is either to feel great when we are looking at the half full or bright side or to feel down and depressed When we only look at the negative side. 
Recently, I saw a cartoon with two fish swimming in a bowl that was only half full Of water. One fish said to the other, "I like to think of my bowl as half full rather than half empty."  I love it! … (1 comments)

realtors: REALTORS Can Make Reality of Your Realty Dreams! Find yours! - 09/25/13 07:53 AM
Real Estate Dreams can come true in this real estate market!  It is fun watching people finding bargains with great loans and wonderfully low interest rates and affordable monthly payments.  It is a great time to be selling homes and watching people succeed in reaching their home buying goals.  It makes a REALTOR happy to be part of someone's dream come true!
Buyers with good credit and investors with cash are really benefitting from the current bargains available.  We are also seeing people purchasing homes who had short sales and foreclosures in the past!  Home buying is outshining the rental market.  People do prefer … (0 comments)

realtors: Happy Labor Day! What about those homes for sale? - 09/02/13 05:07 AM
What is it?  Are most real estate agents showing and listing homes or taking a day to refresh and relax?  I suspect most realtors will spend a bit of time at both today. Whatever we do, let's have a happy Labor Day with much gratitude for work. 
 
Call Janet at 435-865-1019 or email naisbitt@inxsnet.com at ERA Realty Center for all your real estate needs. 
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realtors: How Can Your Buyer Find Your Home And Buy It If It Isn't Listed? - 07/16/13 01:57 PM
Where did all the houses go?  Sellers thinking they can sell their home later for more money later may be surprised.  As interest rates rise, prices may just turn around and go the other way. No one knows for sure which way prices or rates will go.  I believe sellers should sell when they want to sell.  I have been a REALTOR for nearly 30 years, and now seems like a good time to sell to me while buyers want to buy!  
The inventory is indeed low for homes under $150,000 in the Cedar City, UT, area. We are seeing … (3 comments)

realtors: REALTORS Are Professional And Want To Be Clients' Agents for life! - 04/09/13 03:26 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)

realtors: Is The Tide Turning From Buyer's Market to Seller's? Watch and See! - 01/29/13 06:04 AM
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)

realtors: Closed Home Sales Up; Median Price Up; Inventory Down! - 01/15/13 11:15 AM
What are buyers waiting for?  I believe the real estate market has already turned around in the Iron County area for median price homes. Recent UAR statistics seem to indicate that it would have been better to purchase a few months back. It may be a little late to go back in time, but I believe this is a great time to get a fantastic deal on your home while many bargains can still be found and interest rates are so low that monthly payments can be low and less than rent in many cases. 
Buyers in our real estate market … (1 comments)

realtors: YES! Homes Sell Even When The Holidays And Icy Weather Are Here! - 12/11/12 07:12 AM
Contrary to popular opinion, winter is a good time to sell your home!
It has been my experience in the last 28 years that many homes have sold during wintertime, making both buyers and sellers happy with their successful real estate moves. 
Luckily, no one told me to stop listing and selling real estate just because it was cold outside.  I was thrilled when I got my picture in the local newspaper as a top producer toward the end of my first year as a real estate agent in 1984. Happily, gratefully and successfully, I have continued to work hard in all seasons for many years.
Buyers touring homes in wintertime are serious. They … (1 comments)

realtors: HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS! - 11/21/12 02:11 PM
Hopefully, this special day of giving thanks will continue throughout the rest of the year and always.
Let's all have fun having a "gratitude attitude!"  Have the best Thanksgiving ever! 
Janet Naisbitt-Bagley, ERA Realty Center, 435-865-1019, naisbitt@infowest.com, www.homesincedarcity.com
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realtors: ERA Network News: "Back to School Means Back to Business for Homebuyers" - 10/11/12 01:31 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)

realtors: What Do You Do Without A Website For A Whole Weekend? - 08/17/12 10:28 AM
I got an email that my website www.homesincedarcity.com will be down for maintenance from now until Monday!  What a blow!  Customers and clients can still call Janet Naisbitt-Bagley at ERA Realty Center at 435-865-1019 or 800-934-3742.  They can also email naisbitt@infowest.com or text or call my mobile at 435-559-7772.  So why do I feel panicked and betrayed? 
In the real estate world today, we have come to rely on technology in practically everything we do.  Losing my website for a whole weekend seems devastating.  When I called to see about my website, I was told they picked the weekend so as not to be too inconvenient.  … (0 comments)

realtors: Cedar City, UT, Area Real Estate Market Is Selling More Homes! WHY? Trend? - 08/04/12 11:32 AM
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)

realtors: Become Your Client's Trusted Real Estate Advisor! - 05/22/12 03:36 PM
Today was busy but fun and rewarding as are many days in the world of real estate.  One of my past clients came in to list the home that I had sold him and his wife many years ago.  Unfortunately, his home is on the default list, which is the sad story of quite a few homeowners today.  He said he had heard from several real estate agents that called when they saw his home loan was in default.  One of them was a bit pushy in trying to list his home. 
Thankfully, my client and his wife would work with … (0 comments)

realtors: Iron County First Quarter MLS and Utah Association Of Realtors Statistics - 04/24/12 07:02 AM
Janet Naisbitt-Bagley Team’s April 2012 Real Estate Newsletter Update
 
According to first quarter graphs from the Iron County Board of REALTORS Multiple Listing Service (MLS),103 homes were sold in Iron County under $99,999; and 130 homes sold between $100,000 and $199,999.  Therefore, 233 homes sold under $200,000.  Only 45 homes sold above $200,000 including all the way up to the highest priced home that sold.  Lower priced homes seem to be attracting buyers & investors that could not qualify in years past.
 
According to the recent Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) February Local Market Updates by County, Iron … (1 comments)

realtors: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Seller, Do You Really Want To Sell Your Home? - 02/21/12 04:42 AM
Last week I spoke to sellers that said they absolutely needed to sell their home quickly.  Does that mean they were motivated?  It was obvious these sellers were not.  They informed me immediately that they would need a cash buyer because their home would not appraise for the amount they had to pocket.  Therefore, the buyer would probably not be able to get a loan.  Does this sound like a quick sell to you?
This type of scenario may have worked in 2005 when buyers were sometimes willing to pay $30,000 above appraised price.  It most certainly is not reasonable in the current buyers' market.  This is a bargain driven real estate market … (1 comments)

realtors: Don't You Agree That Every Buyer Should Have A Through Inspection? - 02/17/12 03:49 AM
Recently a buyer didn't hire an inspection because he didn't want to pay an inspector.  Problems were discovered 2 months after closing, and the buyer had to fix them.  Sellers do not always know if there is a problem in their home.  They are only required to disclose problems they know about to theYo buyer. 
Many homes in today's market are bank owned.  There is not even a seller to contact that knows anything about the condition of the home and property.  Most banks never seen the home.  An inspection is always a must in my book no matter what home and no matter who the seller is. 
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realtors: Are We All Selling HomeSteps/Freddie Mac Homes? If not, we should be! - 02/02/12 09:55 AM
HomeSteps Provides Affordable Housing & Benefits Communities
Janet Naisbitt-Bagley attended a HomeSteps/Freddie Mac Road Show at the Utah County Board of REALTORS office in Orem, Utah, yesterday.  Buyers would be interested in the excellent presentation Lauren Feild gave to the real estate agents in attendance including the answer to the question, What is HomeSteps?   She explained, "*HomeSteps is the real estate unit of Freddie Mac.  *We market a nationwide selection of Freddie Mac-owned homes.  *The brand, Homesteps, was created by Freddie Mac to market its homes." 
Janet Naisbitt-Bagley of ERA Realty Center has represented HomeSteps' Freddie Mac Homes for many years as a listing agent.  Janet … (1 comments)

 
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