Good Monday Morning Icon Updates – January 26th, 2015

 

Join Us – Tuesday Team Meeting – 9:30am

We’ll meet at The Woodlands Country Club.  No worries, we have few extra seats and one for you if you missed signing up on BackAgent.

Woodlands Country Club: Palmer Course, 100 Grand Fairway, The Woodlands, TX 77381

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Know Your Numbers – Be An In The Know Pro.

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Xplode YOUR Business Day – Right Here In Our Back Yard

Click Here for info on this day saturated in bright ideas, keen insight and worth-your-attention take aways.  Linsey is one of the premier presenters.  This takes place at The Woodlands Conference Center.

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Thanks for all you do.  I’ll be in the office all week, if I can be helpful let me know.  Ken Brand 832-797-1779.

Good Monday Morning Icon Updates – January 19, 2015

Know More = Earn More

Tom Crawford with Crawford Appraisers will share New Appraisal Guidelines that affect the appraisal process.  Be in the know.  Join us Tuesday morning at 9:30am.

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How To Maser Facebook In Seventeen Minutes A Day.

Wednesday Workshop at our Magnolia Marketing Center – 10:30am.

Learn how to connect, share and create indelible Top Of Mind Awareness in the minds and memories of friends, family, neighbors, past and future clients.  All is just seventeen minutes a day.

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I’ll be in the office all week, if I can be helpful let me know.  Ken B:-)

Good Monday Morning Icon Updates – The week of January 12th, 2015

I’ll be at our Monthly Manager’s Meeting on Monday and teaching Fast Start Thursday and Friday.  If I can be helpful on those days, give me call, text or eMail.  I’ll be in the office during the week and Linsey, Linda and Patsy will be available to help you as well.

Collide With Listing Opportunities and Meet Next Weeks Buyers

Corporate Relocation and Out-Of-Holiday-Hibernation buyers will be exploring this weekend.  Now is the time to choose your Open House.

Click HERE for tips, strategies and materials to help you launch a productive and profitable Open House Event.

Norman Wolff, our supreme mortgage specialist, can create these useful and informative property flyers for you Open House. Home shoppers sometimes are happily surprised to find how affordable a home is with for-now historically low mortgage rates. Just give Norman a call at 936-203-0723 and he’ll take great care of you. Here’s a sample.

Sample GMS Open House Flyer

Working With Buyers Workshop – Wednesday @ 10:30am

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Book Next Tuesday @ 9:30am – Appraiser Updates with Tom Crawford

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Thanks for all you do.  kb:-)

2014 Year End Houston MLS Area Ranking Report by Company

January 9, 2015

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Houston Home Sales 2014 Recap – Best Year Ever in Residential Real Estate History!

2014 Houston Home Sales – Best Year Ever in Residential Real Estate History!

It was quite a horse race to the finish – neck and neck with 2013 statistics all the way to New Years’ Eve but in the end, 2014 won the title as the best residential real estate year in Houston history.  In terms of number of sales closed, 2014 saw a 3% increase and every other 2014 metric proved too much for 2013 to overcome.

Here’s a glance at the trends for the month and year:

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Houston Home Sales by Price Range for 2014

The following price classes experienced the largest increase in sales over last year:

1. $500,000 – $599,999 – up 31%

2. $300,000 – $399,999 – up 21%

3. $400,000 – $499,999 – up 20%

4. $800,000 – $899,999 – up 20%

5. $600,000 – $699,999 – up 16%

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Note that the top ten selling price classes in Houston listed above have a very low “months’ of inventory” and are indicative of a distinct sellers’ market in every price class.  Months of Inventory is a metric that determines the current rate of sales.  In the first top selling price class of [$200,000-$249,999], for instance, at the current rate of sales, assuming no new inventory comes on the market, the price class will be out of inventory in 2 months.

Of course, as 2015 begins – more inventory will come on the market and time will tell if we maintain the current rate of sale.  Real estate is always changing and always interesting.  Stay tuned!

Houston Real Estate Market by Area

The Houston overall market is so large; it rarely reflects the same trends as a submarket area located within its boundaries.  Some areas are exceeding Houston’s overall growth in sales while others are lagging behind.  For a breakdown of activity by area with a map, CLICK HERE.

Houston Hotness Index by Area

To see the hottest selling geographical areas for the month in Houston, CLICK HERE

To search for homes by price range and map, CLICK HERE.

It was a record breaking historical year in real estate for Houston!  Now on to 2015!

Data provided by the Houston Association of Realtors® Real Estate Information Services™, and The Real Estate Center for Texas A&M and written by Toni Nelson, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene