Dec 1, 2012

It seems as though our real estate market is poised for a significant improvement in 2013.  The recent numbers for 2012 support the increased activity and interest our team has been experiencing recently. A newly released quote from Lawrence Yun , National Association of Realtors chief economist, said buyers are responding to favorable market conditions. "We've had very good housing affordability conditions for quite some time, but we're seeing more impact now from steady job creation, and rising consumer confidence about home buying now that home prices have clearly turned positive.”  Nationwide, pending sales were 5.2% higher in October than September. 

Over the past year our team has grown and worked hard to prepare for the improving market, while continuing to provide our brand of caring, quality real estate to our clients. Just last night team member Meala Duckworth forwarded me an email she received yesterday from wonderful clients who settled on their first home just a month or so ago. In the email, our client Mary Beth said “We could not love the house more than we do, it's perfect… I rave about you both to anyone who will listen” I told Meala that the email made my heart smile. I’m sure it makes Meala feel the same.

Buying and selling real estate can be a stressful process. At SMT, our goal is to manage our clients’ transactions to reduce stress with competence, communication and more than a little care. We want every client to feel like Mary Beth does, loving her new home and thrilled with the service we provided.

Our team members: Janice Roosevelt; Suzanne (Sue) Williamson; Meala Duckworth,; Stephanie Moran and me, Susan Manners, bring  varied backgrounds and experiences to our business. But we share a common goal.We look forward to the opportunity in 2013 to help even more clients say goodbye to the old and fall in love with their new home.

Have a great weekend!

Susan Manners