REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL CLASS

Are you a real estate professional that wants to engage and inspire past, present and future clients to utilize  your services?  Attend my classCREATING MOMENTS FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS July 18th.  See below flyer for details:
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Make sure you RSVP (see flyer for instructions)  I look forward to seeing you there.

Real Estate Instructor Scott Culberson.com

Real Estate Instructor Scott Culberson.com

 

Woodlands Homes Sales Report 2019

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Buyer Activity & Sales UP | Inventory and Selection Is Excellent | Low-Low Mortgage Rates

  • Seller, buyer and agent activity is brisk.  Showings Appointments remain high. Open House visits and home buyer activity is strong.
  • Inventory/Selection is excellent. New inventory tumbling onto the market fuels the accelerated buyer demand, especially in the HOT price ranges below $600,000.
  • We are experiencing an active and healthy real estate market.  Summer selling season will be strong and steady.
  • Year To Date sales are UP 10.5 %.
  • May sales UP 13.3%.
  • Average Under Contract List Price in March = $489,233 | Median Under Contract List Price = $399,900.
  • Well positioned listings are selling faster!
  • Average Days On Market (DOM) for Under Contract Listings in May  = 42 Days | Median DOM = 22 Days.
  • 1 in 4 new listings went Under Contract in 7 days or less.  79/273
  • 2 in 5 new listings went Under Contract in 31 days or less.  111/273
  • It’s a strong Seller’s Market below $600,000.
  • Average List Price = $827,772 | Median List Price = $530,000.
  • Average Number Of Days On Market (DOM) for Unsold Listings = 65 Days | Median DOM is 39 Days

Why is the market stronger than last year?

Our real estate market is fueled by a bundle of positive external stimulus factors.

Factors like:

  • Positive economic growth.
  • Job growth and low unemployment.
  • Stable oil prices.
  • Positive consumer confidence.
  • Corporate-relocation moving people in and out (like an Exxon/Mobil).
  • Healthy selection.
  • Excellent mortgage rates, the lowest since February 2018.

All positive External Stimulus Factors are in place.  Our real estate market is healthy and gaining strength.

Buyers. . .

  • Selection and buying conditions are excellent. 
  • It’s a Buyer’s Market above $600,000, and a keenly competitive Seller’s Market below $500,000.
  • When you find what you love, move fast.
  • Mortgage rates are at their lowest in a year.

 Sellers. . .

  • While market conditions are improved, one fact remains, half hearted selling-efforts will fall flat faced.
  • Supreme interior and exterior merchandising is a must. (Here’s a Checklist)
  • Quality and reach in your marketing and promotional strategy is more important than ever. 
  • Give-It-Away pricing is not required!  Competitive pricing is.
  • More and more, serious sellers are matched with serious buyers every day.

I would love the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs. Email me at Scott@ScottCulberson.com —–STILL LOTS OF SELLING SEASON OUT THERE.

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You Should Visit Homes when it’s Raining

     A question I get often from home buyers is…”should we cancel our scheduled showings for today, it’s raining?”  My reply comes extremely fast, “NO, this is a perfect time to see your future home.  We have more days of sun than rain, but rain can do more damage so this is a blessing in disguise, let’s go!!!!”  Bottom line, if your saftey is not put at risk, a rainy day visit is a GREAT idea. 

     Do not put yourself in harms way…do not drive through standing water if you ar not 100% sure that it’s safe.  Also be mindful of tornadoes, hail and lightning.  So if it’s a pop up storm, you might get to see how your home and property reascts to the rain.  Does the water pond in the backyard?  Are you being flooded by the neighbors draining.  Are the streets flooded, for how long.  These are questions you cannot view for yourself on a sunny day.

     Preparing to view a home in the rain is a little different and it’s mostly about trying to stay dry.  Rain coat, check, rain boots, check, umbrella check.  Under sunny conditions you would look at the front of the home, pan around to the neighbors and then go in the home.  When it’s raining your going to want to do more walking around the front of the home, viewing where the water is coming off the roof and where does it go from their.  I have actually made paper boats so my clients could visually see where the water is flowing.  Do all of your outside stuff first, then gather at the front door.  Now it’s time to take off your rain boots, your rain coat, collapse your unbrella and leave everything outside.  Yes, leave everything out side.  You do not want to track water or mud through your potential new home. 

Let me know if your ready for a rainy day visit, I’m here to help you to…Live Life to the Fullest.  Scott Culberson, Broker Associate, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, Email-Scott@ScottCulberson.com

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