Here we are already moving into 2014, and it looks like an exciting year ahead. I hope everyone enjoyed their time with family and friends as much as I did through the Christmas season. It always seems so busy and goes by so fast, it would be nice to slow it all down just a bit.
I must say my first six months back in real estate have been really wonderful. I am happy to be back, and have enjoyed my return immensely. I am looking forward to the coming year with it's new beginnings and changes, and all the families that I will be crossing paths with.
The real estate market has changed a bit over the last couple of months, which is a common thing within real estate. Inventory has grown, which in turn has affected prices. 2013 saw a peak in prices, and as we come into 2014 we are seeing a bit of leveling off. This hasn't really stopped the market from moving though, as house sales have not really changed overall. If your property has the right price, it will sell, and mostly in a reasonable amount of time. The percent change from 2013 to 2014 has been minimal on the sales side, with the median price increasing over the last year, and the list to sell ratio has stayed basically the same. If you take the time to prepare your home for sale, and price it right you won't be disappointed.
All that said, remember every day is different, pricing changes with the rise and set of the sun, so be prepared! Don't think that everything is set in stone, and be flexible. In the end it will make your experience much better, and you will walk away feeling you made the right decisions. As agents, we can't make those bottom line decisions for you, but we always do our best to make sure you get the best deal possible, and that you are ultimately happy with your results. Your agent is here to help you!
Cheers everyone! I hope that 2014 and the year of the horse, is a memorable year for each and every one of us!