Posts tagged Charlottesville realtor

Discussing the Charlottesville Real Estate Market on WNRN – 27 June 2010

I’ll be discussing the state of the Charlottesville real estate market this weekend on WNRN . The following are some of the stories I was (re)reading earlier this week to prep for the show.

… Vacant Homes for Sale in Charlottesville and Albemarle – June 2010


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Vacant Homes for Sale in Charlottesville and Albemarle – June 2010

In January of this year, I looked at the number of vacant homes for sale in Charlottesville and Albemarle . … 2 – Sometimes the sellers are more negotiable, basing their asking prices on what the house is worth rather than what they need to make. As with all homes for sale, there is no rule, consistent percentage to offer under asking price, rhyme nor reason to sellers’ motivations to sell or price.

… Related Posts : Vacant homes in 2007 Vacant Homes (January 2007) Consistently Vacant Homes in Charlottesville (2008) Vacant Homes and Homeowner’s Insurance Raw Data :

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Search for Homes in Charlottesville However you Please

I find that my clients are all different, and they all like to search for homes in their own way. With that in mind: – Map-based, search by multiple school districts (ie: Crozet & Brownsville Elementary Schools) filter by short sale, Walkscore, foreclosures, and many other ways, such as Days on Market. – Fast, and is a favorite of many of my clients. … How do you like to search for homes in Charlottesville ?

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Putting Charlottesville Real Estate Information in Context

Transcription : Hey, Jim Duncan with RealCentralVA and Nest Realty here in Charlottesville, Virginia thinking about a common theme that I’ve heard from my new prospective clients recently and it’s a feeling of overwhelmed . A lot of people are overwhelmed with the amount of information that’s out there about the real estate process whether it’s buying a home, selling a home, looking for a home, just getting started . … Personally I read or skim 200 some local Charlottesville blogs and 150 real estate blogs and between ten and 20 economics blogs on a daily or every other day basis so I have become accustomed to processing this type of information in a rapid and hopefully effective way. … It’s something I think I’m pretty good at, I enjoy, and I’m really passionate about educating people, but I always like the opportunity to learn from my buyer clients what they’re reading and what question they have because there’s new information every day and I’m always looking to learn.

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An Interesting Question – Schools and Housing Values

Seth Godin asks in the “Ubiquity of Competition” : There are twenty towns you can choose for your family’s new home. One invests in its schools, has a focus on inquiry, AP courses and community, while the others are muddling through, arguing about their future. … One of them is represented by a broker who is a pillar of the community, a friend of many and a role model for the industry. … Whenever buyer clients ask me about the quality of Charlottesville and Albemarle County schools, I answer with a market-based response.

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Should I get Three Competitive Market Analyses?

The best may not be the highest, in fact, the worst may be the highest because that realtor may be trying to buy your listing and then in three months come and say: well, you know, we really kind of missed it, let’s reduce the price. You want to try and price it right from day one, as challenging as that may be and the worst may be the lowest because that realtor may be trying to just get a quick sale and not look out for your best interest. … Look at the amount of inventory in your segment of the market and look at those trends, the pricing trends, the market trends and anything that I can look at and then what I do after I come to my conclusions of a price range and look at my market plan, I give everything to my potential client so that they can see what I’m looking at and so that I can back up my advice. Ultimately the decision is my clients, but I want to make sure that they are as educated as possible on what my marketing strategies are and what my pricing strategy is because again, it’s not my money we’re talking about or my life, it’s my clients.

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