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I just wanted to take a minute to say HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all my friends that come across my blog. My goal is to increase my post for next year, so I am hoping to talk to more people this coming year. This was a down year in Real Estate but my business is up. I hope everybody has a happy health holiday and we will talk to you next year!!
We have a lot of people asking questions about the new tax credit for home buyers. I have received a number of calls asking for more information about how the second time buyers tax credit works. So the market has a lot of activity, and I have a few more listing coming from people ready to move up. But they want to make sure we price it right to sell it quick so they can buy the next home. That is a change from what I have been hearing over the last year!
I have been asked this question by so many people over the last month. People just don't understand how it effect their credit? I am also surprised at the amount of people that are in trouble? It must be a sign of the time, I am trying to help as many people as possible to make the correct decision. If you have a question please don't hesitate to ask!
The numbers of people that I talk to every day about short sales and foreclosures are surprising. Some people want the help and others seem like they don't care? I care about my credit rating, my home, my business, but it seem like other don't care?? Do we live in a disposable society? A lot of people don't want to save anything any more. The give up on their marriage, family, work or business, homes, whats up? For those of you that do care and need help, let me know. I will do what I can to help you get going in the right direction, or just need some friendly advise. I do a lot with first time home buyers, divorced couples, and anybody needing advice. If I don't get a sale at this time, but I can help somebody that's fine. When you do need help buying or selling a home I will be around. I will stay in touch and be there when you need me, feel free to email me or call my cell. Good Luck and have a great day!
Well I finally got one to come together in only 6 weeks. With a lot of help from the client and getting an attorney involved. The attorney worked out great, he was on top of it daily making all the right calls. This is a lot better than the six months I spent last time, and then found out the person lost his job before closing. And then it never closed, Oh well! You have to stay positive and keep going. One closing this week, which is good! And three more next months, things are picking up!
I went to Boston today to get involved with REALTOR Day on Beacon Hill! I was a little surprised on the small number of people that get involved? I guess like everything you have a certain percentage of people getting involved. But I decided to do my part and network with other REALTORS, and Legislators. So I will do my part in trying to get the word out to the other REALTORS I work with in the surrounding area. I also sent a note to Bill Bowles (Our Representative in the Attleboro area)on his facebook page. Thank You for taking the time to read my blog. Have a great day!
I have been so busy talking to people about the market. I am amazed with as much information that is in the news still the right information is not getting to the people that need the most help! I spend a lot of time to help educate people on the options they have available. Most people are confused about foreclosure and short sale. I can see I am building a great referral business, just by the people that are being sent to me from the long term friends, clients, and past assoications I have made. I get calls everyday from somebody that said I am going to have my friend call you and see if you can help? Sometimes I wonder am I a REALTOR or am I a mentor, adviser, money manager, problem solver, etc.. But I enjoy helping people, so I know I made the right choice. I was in the Doctor office with my wife the other day and the nurse said I am glad you came in today to me. So i asked why, She tells me I have been meaning to call you to see if you can help my Son. So I gave her my card and told her to have him call me and I will listen to his situation and guide him down the best path for his situation. Second point is always wear your name badge every where, I AM PROUDTO BE A REALTOR. And it also help people open up, and I always hear the comment "How is the market". And when I respond its great, they almost fall over. I tell them homes are selling, the lower price range is selling the best at this time in my area. And if your looking for a fixer upper, we have lots of them! If you want one that you can move into, we have plenty on the market. You need to work with a REALTOR to have them help you get into the right home. And I see it's time for me to get ready for my first appointment, so I have to run! Good Luck and have fun!!
Ok, May is getting away from me and I have been so busy I haven't had a chance to blog. The mortgage market is still a challenge on some deals. New criteria is stalling the closing process. But the market is going in the right direction. A total of 2 new listings so far in May, 2 more coming in next two weeks. I have 2 buyers with offers on property that we are waiting for bank approvals, but continuing to look for a non bank owned property. 2 more offers waiting for mortgage commitment, should have both approved next week. That is beside the four I have closing over the next 5 weeks. I fell pretty good for just 15 days into the month. And I am working with 2 new buyers in different stage of looking. And yes I wonder how I keep it straight, thank goodness for my datebase to keep me organized.
May is turning out to be a great month early. So far I have one under agreement and a second going under agreement on Monday. I have 2 new listings so far and it is only the 2nd of the month. I see a lot of positive signs with the people I am talking too each day! I will let you know how we do, but MAY is looking pretty strong!
It has turned into a great market and I have never been busier. I have a few properties go under agreement this week along with getting another new listing. And the buyers I am getting re qualified and ready to buy, the first time home buyers are getting excited about the $8,000.00 tax credit! I hope everybody else is as busy as I am so we can all enjoy a come back! Attleboro Market has picked up nicely!
This market has been real busy, looks like most people are taking advantage of the tax credit. Don't miss out on a hot market and low interest rates. We have many home that are a value buy at this time, visit my web site to see some. Or give me a call to set you up on receiving listing in your email? DON"T MISS ALL THE BARGINS!!!!!
I received this from Jonathan Libman at Travis Mortgage that will help answer some questions,
During the fist quarter of 2007 average home price in zip code 02703 was $316,800.00 which was down 3.91%. And there was a total of 85 homes that sold in that quarter. And the average days on market was 139 days. The homes that did sell, sold for 96.7% of the list price. The statistics come from the MLS Property Information Network Inc. records for the 1st quarter 2007 compare to the same quarter 2006.
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