By Brett Ellis
Each year we tell home sellers not to get too excited about showings until about mid-January. Showings and contracts tend to increase as the month goes on and builds throughout season. 2017 however is different. Southwest Florida home sales are heating up earlier than past years. Could it be there was pent-up demand from 2016? We think so.
Our team set a goal to sell 4 homes this past week. We sold 6. Our agents have been out showing every day, sometimes working with 2-3 buyers per day this past week. Sure, some of these are buyers in our pipeline we’ve been working with for weeks or months until they arrive. Others are new buyers we’ve attracted to our website or referral calls. In any event, activity has picked up earlier than past years.
Showing activity on our listings from other agents has picked up too. Combining this with what our team is seeing leads us to believe the market is heating up. So I went to MLS and did some checking.
In the first 10 days of January 309 properties have gone under contract. The average list price is …read more
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