Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage has a real estate agent meeting twice a month – a sales meeting that is company-wide and an office meeting for each office location. At the end of each meeting, Realtors present their new listings to other agents in the company. Property pictures are projected onto a big screen and the listing agent of each property shares its best selling points in an effort to catch the attention of agents with buyers looking for similar properties. It’s a great way to attract contracts.
But, you know what I noticed at our meeting this week? Almost a THIRD of the listings displayed were already under contract! So, between the time that the home went on the market and the Sea Coast staff were able to make the meeting presentation, homes were already getting offers. Isn’t that great news?!
At every sales meeting, our V.P. of Business Development Brian Moxey shares the number of listings sold, pending, and active. Consistently, every month for the past year (or longer), listings sold and pending have exceeded new listings. That’s been great, because we’ve had so many foreclosures, short sales, and homes listed due to the recession. The market needed some cleaning out. However, we’re now seeing an inventory shortage and some of our buyers aren’t finding what they need.
If you have been thinking about listing your home, now is a great time to do so. Homes that are priced competitively and prepared to show are selling. Want a better idea of what’s happening in your particular neighborhood? Visit www.WilmingtonHomeValuesOnline.com for an instant look at homes selling in your area or give us a call at 910.202.2546, and we’ll prepare a comparative market analysis for your home.