Well the results are in! My company, Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty, Inc. had a record breaking year in 2007. We even had three agents break their personal best year. We again lead the marketplace and outsold our nearest two competitors combined. According to the multiple listing service of the Central Susquehanna Valley Board of Realtors, the average sale price increased slightly as did the number of days on the market. My company continued to lead Columbia County in both the number of closed transactions and sales volume.
The media continues to dwell on the highest rate of forclosures in history and the weakness of the economy on the verge of a recession. The doom and gloom in the real estate industry is perceived by everyone to be nationwide. A friend of mine recently told me that the home values in his neighborhood are down 25% in Florida. Even though I had heard that about several states including his, it was somewhat startling when he confirmed that fact.
Real estate markets are local. In our local area of northeastern PA, our market has been stable. The best way to explain it is that we "never are as good as other areas, but we never are as bad either." We are a small college town, home to Bloomsburg University, with local industries and medical facilities fueling our marketplace. Sellers continue to sell their homes within a reasonable amount of time if they are priced properly and marketed extensively. With interest rates continuing to fall, it could be one of the best times to be purchasing a property!
As an Associate Broker/Owner of my company, and training coordinator, we take great pride in our ability to effectively represent our clients with superior quality service. Our agents have a combined total of over 40 professional real estate designations and college degrees to better prepare them to be successful Realtors. We utilize all the most up to date tools available in our industry to the advantage of our clients, and take our committment to excellence very seriously.
For the best real estate service in Bloomsburg, PA, Coumbia County, and the surrounding area, call or e-mail us.
Covered Bridges Realty, Inc.
395 Tenny Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815