Good news: The U.S. real estate market continues to improve and is on track for its best year since the peak of the housing bubble in 2006, according to an analysis by Realtor.com.
“This time, though, it’s no bubble,” said Realtor.com chief economist Jonathan Smoke. “Job growth is powering the surge in demand for homes. More than 3 million jobs have been created in the past 12 months. And more than 1 million jobs have been created for 25- to 34-year-olds, the age range in which most Americans buy their first home.”
The Dana Green Team is also experiencing another robust year. Our 2015 deal volume to date has us tracking to be the year’s top producer again in Lafayette, Lamorinda and Contra Costa County. We have already closed forty 2015 transactions, totaling nearly $90 million. In addition, many other transactions are in the pipeline.
As usual, the bulk of these transactions represent long term clients who have reached out for help on new transactions and new clients who found us via a friend’s referral. I am grateful each and every time a client reaches out again or someone new mentions a familiar name. This vote of confidence is truly appreciated!
Transaction volume is validating but what I really like is how this market experience translates into knowledge that allows us to serve each client even better.
Here’s why: Our business continues to be 50% home buyers and 50% home sellers – and spread across all price points. With our transaction volume, we are always in the market — pricing , writing offers, evaluating properties and working with clients, realtors, appraisers, mortgage professionals, and varied construction contractors.
Taken together this gives us a 360-degree knowledge of local real estate market dynamics in real time. This knowledge and experience, in turn, translates into fine-tuned — and agile — real estate strategies for each of our clients, whether the goal is to buy or sell a home.
Back in January, I wrote about the importance of everyone bringing their A-game to the 2015 real estate market. It was true then – and remains true now.
That starts with experience and knowledge you can only gain by constantly being in the market. So I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the clients who help make this happen for us by trusting us with your business and your referrals. I couldn’t do what I do the way I do it without you!
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