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2017 Real Estate Market

2017 Real Estate Market

For the past 3-4 years, the real estate market has started out with a bang!  "Experts" often disagree what the market will bring.  They have big data, lots of research, lots of indicators...and they aren't always correct!  We expect the market to be good again this year.  Maybe things have slowed a bit from the frenzy of 2013-2014, but our area has diversified enough that our home sales have not suffered.  We understand that interest rates cannot stay at these historic lows forever, and we have already seen them rise a bit.  Builders have more inventory now, which has increased the "seller's market" for the past several years.  Homes have been staying on the market slightly longer these past...

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Clients Deserve Better Photos!

Key Points

  • Agents should never use their phone for photographs to market a client's home
  • If you believe "anybody" can take pictures, just look at some of the MLS listing photos
  • We owe it to our clients to do everything we can to make their property standout "in the crowd"

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!  Just about every product you can think of is marketed visually...or through pictures.  Food, shoes, cars...you name it.  Consumers are shopping for their next home on the internet the same way they research cars, appliances and many other items.

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Pearland Real Estate Activity

Pearland Real Estate Sales:  Source - Houston Association of Realtors (single family homes)

The real estate market continues to favor Sellers in Pearland with a modest 1% increase in sales from January-October, 2015 over the same period in 2014.  The Houston Association of Realtors reports a 1% decrease in sales for the all Houston MLS area (includes Pearland) from the same period last year.  The median price for the Houston MLS area increased 7% to $212,500 (Jan-Oct).  The average number of days a home stayed on the market decreased to 50 days, which represents...

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