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What a Difference a Year Makes

Real Estate Agent with Samson Properties 0225202113

The Groveton area of south Alexandria has seen a shift in housing sales year over year.  Real estate is dynamic, non-static and for some areas a rollercoaster!  I'm a local girl of Alexandria, Virginia and service the communities frequently.  In my experience, similar homes in the the same community were exceededing 60 days on the market, this time last year; now, less than 21 days!  How is that possible? Well, I'm honest enough to say, I don't have a magical crystal ball or vetted facts to support my theories; however, sometimes its all about the market.  There seems to have been a shift in buyer confidence; low interest rates coupled with employment stability, continues to make Alexandria the top of desired cities in the DC metro area.   As experienced agents, The H Williams Group absolutely can control certain variables for clients: accurate pricing, home condition and maximum exposure.  What we can't control are the market swings and shifts; yet can prepare all clients to be best prepared for it.  I'm telling ya, what a difference a year makes for the homeowners of South Alexandria!

Comments (12)

Frank Harper
Idaho Family Real Estate - Boise, ID
Broker/Owner, Realtor, GRI, SFR.

Holly, Welcome to ActiveRain! Great job on your first blog in the Rain! Keep up the good work!

Apr 29, 2015 01:30 AM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

Good morning Holly. It sounds like the South Alexandria market is going to have a great Spring and Summer buying season! 

Apr 29, 2015 01:48 AM
Rob Marken
Bend River Realty - Bend, OR
25+ years experience in Bend

We are seeing a stronger market right now too. I have new listings going onto the market and being under contract in a matter of weeks. Thanks for sharing your experience. Keep up the good work. 

Apr 29, 2015 04:14 AM
The Julie Morales Team
RE/MAX Cinco Ranch - Katy, TX
Real Estate Questions? Call (832) 367-3412

Outstanding news to hear coming from south Alexandria! I love the momentum of a fast paced market. Welcome to ActiveRain!

Apr 29, 2015 05:09 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Hi Holly Williams, welcome to the Rain train! I'm glad you made the brave first steps into the blogging world with us! It's a great place to be and I hope to see many more posts from you in the future!

Apr 29, 2015 07:14 AM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Holly - It's amazing how fast the market can shift and how important it is to have someone with knowledge to help.

Apr 29, 2015 03:26 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Holly - Welcome to the ActiveRain community, and congratulations on your first post here.

Apr 29, 2015 03:26 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

The one thing you'll always be able to know is that there will be change no matter how great or small Holly Williams The key is knowing the amount.  Welcome! 

Apr 29, 2015 09:15 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Holly Williams you did a fine job with your introduction and I'm sure buyers and sellers in your area know that the wise choice to make is to call The H Williams Goup for guidance.... and I welcome you to ActiveRain....

Apr 29, 2015 10:02 PM
Holly Williams
Samson Properties - Alexandria, VA
The H. Williams Group

What amazing support you all offer, THANK YOU! I'm looking forward to engaging more in the AR community and following your updates in your markets!

Apr 29, 2015 10:36 PM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Welcome to ActiveRain, Holly! The owner of my Las Vegas market center likes to say "We can't control the market, but we can control the marketing." Nice work with the numbers to show increased buyer confidence.

May 01, 2015 01:39 AM
Trumps Elite
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA
Realtors/Career Consultant

Great article. Welcome to ActiveRain. I look forward to reading more from you soon!! Best of luck.

May 01, 2015 01:36 PM