The Mentor, Ohio Real Estate Market is Full of Nice Surprises !

Real Estate Agent with Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio

I see so many good things happening in the Mentor, Ohio real estate market these days.  Although our market here in NorthEast Ohio was never as bad as many of the other areas of the country, I see improvements in just about every city's market that I serve.

The phones are ringing... demanding attention that I have not seen in quite a while.  More folks have finally found themselves getting off the fence, and back into the market again.

More sellers have decided that it is finally time to get their homes up for sale... and the great degree of those sellers are NOT short sales.  They are mostly move-up buyers.

So many positive things have happened during the past year... including my move to Keller Williams Realty on Center Street in Mentor... just barely North of Mentor Avenue on 615.

Buyer and seller confidence seems "up..." and the unemployment rate in Greater Cleveland and all of NorthEastern Ohio is decently below the national average.  Businesses and employers are hiring.  All of these things promote activity.  They promote a new-found strength in the real estate market.

And what is even more important... buyers and sellers, and their Realtors as well... are actually "smiling" again.

Such a nice thing to see !

Comments (13)

Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

We lived in Mentor for 10 years before moving to Florida and loved it there. It was a great place to live then and apparently still is good to hear that things are looking up in NE Ohio.


Jul 01, 2012 12:26 PM
Barry Harlowe
Loudoun County Living LLC - Leesburg, VA
Honest and Dependable

Great to hear that things are improving in Ohio. We have also seen a much stronger market in Northern Virginia. Lets hope we all keep moving along.

Jul 06, 2012 11:30 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Carolyn -- good news is always a good thing to hear --- a positive yet realistic attitude is important in any market.   

Jul 11, 2012 02:36 AM
Carolyn Kolba
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio - Mentor, OH
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio

Diana, yes, things are looking up in NorthEastern Ohio.  The weather has been hot, but it's much better than snow... LOL.  It's nice to talk to a former Mentorite.  :)

Jul 28, 2012 11:15 AM
Carolyn Kolba
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio - Mentor, OH
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio

Barry, I am glad things are improving in Loudoun County, Virginia, as well.  I know some folks who used to live there, and they tell me it is an absolutely lovely area.

Jul 28, 2012 11:16 AM
Carolyn Kolba
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio - Mentor, OH
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio

Michael... the combination of positive and realistic is always a good thing.  And, we are hearing more and more good news every day.  I think the market pendulum is definitely swinging back in a positive direction.

Jul 28, 2012 11:19 AM
June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Ellicott City, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

Carolyn, It's great to hear that the market is improving in other parts of the country too.  Our spring/summer market has been pretty brisk.

Jul 28, 2012 01:49 PM
Carolyn Kolba
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio - Mentor, OH
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio

June, I am so glad to hear that.  The more we hear good news about the market improving, the better our own attitudes become.  We just don't hear much positives in the national media.

Jul 30, 2012 02:17 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Carolyn, it sure is nice (and refreshing) to hear POSITIVES about Ohio!  Other than my sister who lives in Cleveland Hts (and is a truly amazing woman), I haven't been hearing good things related to employment, real estate, etc. so I am SO HAPPY to hear about the turn-around!

Aug 01, 2012 08:52 AM
Florida Management and Consulting Group Inc.
Florida Management and Consulting Group, Inc. - Coral Springs, FL
Real Estate Brokerage and Property Managers

Good to hear positive news! The more confidence people have, the faster the economy will come back.

Aug 11, 2012 01:41 PM
Cathy Wilder GRI,SFR, SRS, RSPS, e-Pro,
Award Realty - Sun City, AZ
Adult Community specialist

Great news Carolyn lets hope the interest rate stays low for a wile longer

Aug 12, 2012 11:10 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Carolyn that is great news, busy is good and I hope this added activity will make your 4th quarter even better.

Sep 02, 2012 03:04 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Carolyn, I can't help but think that your very own positive attitude has a lot to do with this!  Your smile shines through this entire post!  Keep it up and all the best!

Oct 04, 2012 06:08 AM