clovis: The Shiny Things - 04/15/09 06:09 PM

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)

clovis: Playing with the Big Frogs - 03/07/09 04:19 PM
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)

clovis: The 24 Hour House - 02/22/09 04:44 AM
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)

clovis: Real Estate Trends in Clovis, NM - 01/28/09 05:24 PM
After reading the top 6 fads that are "out" according to consumer surveys at the international home builders show in Las Vegas I thought I would give some insight on what buyers want in their newest Clovis Home.
1. Color - Nothing crazy but white walls are "out" in Clovis. Most builders are going with an eggshell sheen tan for the entire house. Flat finishes were in for a while but homeowners have found them hard to keep clean. Home sellers are painting neutral earthtones and adding splashes of color with curtains and furnishings.
2. Green Building - Eco-friendly building practices win applause from local … (5 comments)

clovis: Volunteer in Clovis - 10/22/08 05:37 PM
This is from an article on the Cannon AFB Website. Very great info for those looking for somewhere to help out in CLovis. -
I Would like to Add Matt 25 to this list. It is a great charity that is focused on rebuilding lives. For more info please call 763-4400 or visit www.matt25clovis.comRanchvale Carnival The Ranchvale Elementary School Fall Carnival is 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 24 and volunteers are needed to run the games and booths. Interested individuals should contact Staff Sgt. Ricky Frye by e-mail or call 784-2171 for more information. Code Blue - Citizens on Patrol Volunteers are … (0 comments)

clovis: Follow Up and Procrastination - 10/22/08 03:14 AM
Im not sure what my problem is with procrastination.
I know what needs to be done but dont do it. My goal is to do what needs to be done as soon as I think of it even if it takes a minute. Otherwise I will waste time thinking of what needs to be done rather than just doing it. At the very least I will write it down on a to-do list so I wont think about it any more.
There, that was my big confession. As a Realtor your customers are waiting to hear from you and it is our … (0 comments)

clovis: New Faces in Clovis! - 10/19/08 02:14 PM
Busy month in Clovis. We have had 83 new listings, 83 Price changes, 72 listings sold and 66 residential listings in Clovis are under contract.
In the past week we have had 19 new listings, 20 price changes, and 14 listings sold. Of those sold 6 were bought with VA loans, 3 with conventional loans, 1 with an FHA and 2 with cash. Average sales price was $137,883.
We have had signs of all the new transferees coming into Cannon AFB. License plates in front of me in the Sonic Drive thru (gotta love a good Rt 44  vanilla coke with extra … (0 comments)

clovis: Small Town Living - 10/05/08 04:06 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)

clovis: Incredible Week - 08/07/08 02:36 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)

clovis: Are we overpriced in Clovis? - 08/06/08 10:24 AM
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)

Katharine Fly (Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)

Katharine Fly

Clovis, NM

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