A total of 8,081 sales were reported in March 2014 – up by 7.2% in comparison to March 2013. This brings the year to date total to 17,897 homes sold, up 3% over the same time period in 2013.
The adverse weather conditions postponed many Sellers decision to place their homes for sale, and this lack of inventory of available homes for sale created a situation that encouraged bidding wars and strong prices for those homes on the market. The result? The average sales price rose to $549,068, up 8.5% over the same time period last year.
Maybe you’ve heard this story – but it’s good enough to repeat any day.
Recently, a firm installed a large piece of machinery. When everything was set, ready to let ‘er rip, the thing simply wouldn’t start.
Engineers were called in right and left, and each in turn fiddled around, but no luck. She just wouldn’t go, and that was that! Finally, as a last resort, a foreman called in a two-bit mechanic. (So they thought).
In he strolled with his small sledge hammer, and walked over to the machine. He glanced here and there for a moment, and then set his eyes on one spot. He struck three blows with the hammer; and lo and behold, much to the surprise of the on-lookers, off she went!
“Just how much do we owe you?” yelled the foreman.
“One thousand and three dollars,” replied the mechanic.
“What’s the thousand and three bucks for?” asked the foreman.
“Three bucks for three blows, and a thousand bucks for knowing where to hit,” the mechanic retorted.
So, in the long run, if someone knows their business, it’s a cinch; and if not, it’s too bad for him and the other fellow he’s doing it for.
When it comes to real estate, I know “where to hit” .You are taking no chances when you let me serve you or your friends. After all , you have a friend in real estate and I take special care of my friends!
Have a great April!