As of today September 16, 2014 the market analysis shown below is from the last 100 days, in Arrowhead Woods.
The question was brought to me today regarding the average home sales. I actually questioned the question. So in order to better sever my buyers and sellers I went to the source. Our local RIM MLS statistics tell me that there were 96 homes SOLD and the average home sale in the last 100 days was $406,015, it took 114 to sell. Last year on these same dates, 116 homes were SOLD and the average price was, $374,697, it took 102 days to sell.
WOW, what a jump! This is a good sign of the times. I know that many of you have had the burning question… HOW IS THE MARKET? Well there is your answer. You now have an average sale to go off of. YES we are still doing well and the mountain Real Estate is still rising.
If you are interested in seeing other statistics, let me know, send me an email and I would love to blog about it! Happy selling/buying, see you around the mountain!
Today I learned a valuable lesson about communication, how you present it and how you perceive it. Here is my take on Real Estate Relationships…
How is your Realtor Relationship?
In today’s time we are texting and emailing far to often and most of our communication is misunderstood. It is hard for both parties to understand each other. I would like to encourage, longer emails that are filled with more detail to help eliminate confusion. Stop texting valuable information and pick up the phone. As Realtors our job is far to important to miscommunicate the wrong information. All it takes is one wrong email or text message to ruin a good relationship. Don’t let that happen to you.
“I believe that even in Real Estate, communication is the key to a great relationship!” ~ Michelle Calkins
Keep your Real Estate Love Life Happy!
Every once in a while you meet a client or clients who touch your heart. Most of the time you needed
them more than they needed you.
Although I may still be “new” in the business, every transaction makes me grow and my knowledge of the business becomes more clear. In this particular transaction I learned about loans and how they can affect you and the client. I do find it important to do research and ask around before choosing your loan officer.
Today, I had the honor of presenting a set of keys to a very happy new home owner. This was one of those we hit it off right away and knew we would be friends forever type of clients… I’m not kidding!
These 2 pictures are are my happy moments in Real Estate. I will always remember the client who said he just used his “last dime” on his new house and wouldn’t be able to afford toilet paper… (You had to be there, it’s an inside joke and yes I really did buy him toilet paper!)
Congrats Carmen and welcome to Lake Arrowhead, I look forward to many fun days and nights in the future with you and Penny!
Don’t worry, Chef has soda water, and of course I have Champagne!
I just read this article in California Real Estate magazine May 2014 and felt it necessary to share with you all. This is very valuable info and will affect most of us soon.
[ WATER CONSERVATION ]
Prepare for New Retrofitting Law
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, property owners who obtain permits to remod- el a property that was built prior to 1994 are required to retrofit with toilets that use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush, showerheads with flow rates of no more than 2.5
gallons per minute, and other interior fixtures that use less than 2.2 gallons of water per minute.
This applies to all single-family property permits, as well as multifamily and commercial property permits where 10 percent or more of the square footage is included in the remodel.
By Jan. 1, 2017, all residential properties in Cali- fornia that were built prior to 1994 will need to be in compliance with water fixtures as outlined above, which will bring them up to the same standards as homes built since 1994.
This article was copied form the May 2014 issue of the CAR Magazine.
In Real Estate, pictures are worth a thousand words and a few thousand dollars!
Everyday I search new and old listings on our MLS System, and far to often I come across some of the most horrific photos. My question to you is… Have you seen the pictures your agent posted? How is your agent representing your house? Would you as the buyer pick your own house out of a magazine or a handful of potential listings? Would you even recognize your own house?
Below are a few pictures found on the MLS systems that I use, none are mine. These listings are sent to potential buyers… Ugh
You can be the judge…
I cannot figure out why the road has anything to do with the house.
I can’t figure out if they are showing the deck, woods or the cracked window.
This $60 Million Dollar Hotel Could Be Yours!
Have you ever driven up Hwy 18 and wondered what the big hotel looking building is? That is the Arrowhead Springs Hotel and it can now be yours if the price is right!
Check out the article from the San Bernardino Sun.