I always find value in looking at the big picture. Further, my priority remains to provide useful information for both buyers and sellers. One way I do both is by preparing my annual statistical newsletter. At a glance, you can see our local market trends: the real estate transactions in our area over the past year, the significant Prudential Gallo market share, along with the list price, sale price, and number of days on the market for each property.
I can't stress enough how grateful The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group is to our clients for making 2012 another remarkable year. In fact, it was my best year ever as a Realtor in terms of number of transactions (representing buyers, sellers, or both in the same sale). My team brought together 270 buyers and sellers, which is a 40 percent increase over 2011. Actual property sales increased 43 percent and the total dollar value of these sales increased nearly 33 percent. I credit this success to my team’s collective experience, intuitive knowledge of the area, and unparalleled dedication to customers.
As many of you already know, 2013 is starting out strong and average home prices are inching up. It may take a little while to get to more significant price increases; however, the relatively low inventory continues to increase prices. If I were a seller (which I was last year!), I would have renewed confidence that 2013 is on the right track. If I were a buyer, I would strongly consider making a move this year, before prices and interest rates rise.
Take a look for yourself - and as always, let us know if you have any questions about the value of your property.