HELP! Houses are selling faster than I can complete the marketing!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services 0514644

Have you ever heard the phrase the ink is still wet? This is that market!

This spring I am very happy to report every one of my listings are sold or under contract. That's right. Zero available inventory today. I would say I have some, because I have pocket listings coming up and I have agents taking listings daily, too, but, as soon as I say it, we sold it. Literally had a house this season I sold before pictures posted online. For real! 

Spring 2013 - I think I'm in love!

Colleyville House for SaleOne property I enjoyed this spring is photographed at left on a fantastic sunny Colleyville, Texas day. This property was owned by a local firefighter and appraiser and his sales career wife. He and Blondie and I all weighed in our pro opinion on pricing, as we all have good experience and pro opinion to do so. Thinking we knew the value, but we really weren't 100% positive we proceeded to pick a price -- all of us on the same page.

Curve balls this season include:

1. It backs to Cheek Sparger, a little busier than an interior lot;

2. Kitchen sports original appliances and lacks the flashy granite;

3. While a lot of consumers are shopping for a 3rd garage bay, this one has 2 spaces.

Now we knew it was a knockout. We know condition goes a long way. So does showmanship. But we also know we are bound by the sales around us. It has to appraise. So we priced it at $289,900, which we all agreed may be a little optimistic. Nope! We had two high offers in a matter of days, thanks to the seller's hard work to make it a show-stopper despite it's less popular features in a market full of surprise rises in sale prices by the day. And, it's ok to hold your breath -- it appraised!

Thank you, Spring 2013! I would love to say it's me, but it's you!

Posted by

Kristen Correa Real Estate

Comments (4)

Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Congratulations on your success Kristen.  I am doing the same thing next week with a client, listing a bit high but I will not be surprised if we get the same result. 

Apr 09, 2013 10:47 AM
Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

Oh, Jim, I hope you do! At the end notice I said it's not me, it's the market... I can't take all the credit for everything being under contract... this spring is AWESOME!

Apr 09, 2013 11:24 PM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Kristen, this has been happening to us as well for many of our listings! Congratulations on selling all your available inventory! Sharon

Apr 10, 2013 12:26 PM
Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

Thanks, Sharon, glad you get to see the upswing in your market, too!

Apr 12, 2013 11:43 AM