Posted by Stan Jones on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 2:27 PMBy Stan Jones / October 24, 2018Comment
by: Stan Jones National Real Estate Coach CEO The Stan Jones Team
Selling a home is stressful. It's likely the biggest investment of a person's life. Physically moving puts a toil on a person's mind, body, and soul. Ripping up a person's 'nest' that is layered with memory after memory can be down right overwhelming. Yet, with this selling a home can be incredibly rewarding as well. Moving to a different area, neighborhood, home style is a breath of fresh air. New friends in the community. New layout to decorate and make it yours.
Selling a home can be accomplished in multiple ways. Doing it along by FSBO and hiring a realtor are the most popular. 93% of homes were sold by a professional real estate agent in 2017.
Now there is a new player in town. The so called iBuyer. An iBuyer is a company who buys your home and allows a seller to close and move on their timing. Wow! Now that is nice! As a seller you get to control the timing. In tradition real estate that is not probable.
The question is "At what cost does a seller pay for the convenience of choosing your own closing day/time?"
Take a look at the Forbes article about the iBuyer companies (90% choose not to go with the...
Posted by Stan Jones on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 2:25 PMBy Stan Jones / December 21, 2017Comment
When preparing this blog to answer the question, "Is Winter The Worst Time To Sell My Home?" I googled and found a variety of answer. One national brokerage suggests that summer is the worst time to sell and that winter is the best. Everyone's favorite real estate miss-information site suggest that Spring is the best time to sell. With all these different opinions how is one to know when is the best time to actually sell your Dacula home?
Note: Many times these national outlets use national numbers vs local numbers, so it could be like comparing Detroit real estate to say Snellville real estate. They are likely to behave completely differently.
Before we answer this question (don't peak), it's worth noting that we believe the best time to sell is when your family needs to move. Trying to time the sale of your home can be a scary ordeal. The reason is that the information we have regarding the market is usually 90 days behind. By the time we notice the market shifting it's already shifted.
In addition, (if you didn't read ahead) when you look below you'll see what has actually closed. Real Estate closings do not happen overnight or within 30 days. Rather, they can take 60 to 90 days. So a closing in December likely started in November or October.
The first thing you'll notice here is that the worst time to expect a closing is actually...
Posted by Stan Jones on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:56 AMBy Stan Jones / October 12, 2017Comment
Whether you're thinking of selling now or later, it's worth while to know What's The Real Estate Market Like In Dacula, GA.
Today's real estate market is still going strong! Homes for sale in 30019 are still selling strong! Even with all the positve news it's worth looking at a couple of real estate statistics though. Let's dive into Dacula Real Estate.
Dacula Market Report
Dacula Sales Volume
Sales in September 2016 compared to Sales in September 2017 show a few changes. Sales Volume September 2016 was $20,292,373 and September 2017 was $21,901,391. That's increase in sales volume. With this, however, number of homes for sale in Dacula went down from 80 sales in 2016 to 77 sales in 2017. This is the first decline in number of sales in September in the past five years.
Total days of market also increased from 43 days on market September 2016 to 50 days on market September 2017. Although 50 days on market shows a very healthy market and sales turnaround it is something to take note that number of days on market has increased.
Posted by Stan Jones on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:15 PMBy Stan Jones / April 20, 2017Comment
The market is HOT and the Stan Jones Team has sold many homes this month!
Our agents are working closely with our clients to make sure they receive the satisfaction they deserve. Whether it be listing appointments, showing appointments, or hosting an open house, our agents do what it takes to serve each client well. Our focus is to help educate and offer resources to our clients and community. We understand that purchasing a home can be very difficult and stressful at times. By choosing to list with The Stan Jones Team, Your agent will do their best to guide and advise you to meet your every possible need you may have, and grant you their input by helping educate you, increasing your awareness for every circumstance, and also answering any questions or concerns you may have in relation to selling your home. Contact us today and lets get your home sold! For information on our current listings, visit our home page. Homes are flying off the market quick, so call us! We look forward to Serving You Home.
Posted by Stan Jones on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 6:31 PMBy Stan Jones / February 10, 2017Comment
A recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to shed some light on the likelihood that the home will sell for more than asking price, as well as how quickly the sale will close.
It’s no surprise that listing a home for sale during the spring saw the largest return, as the spring is traditionally the busiest month for real estate. What is surprising, though, is that listing during the winter came in second!
“Among spring listings, 18.7 percent of homes fetched above asking, with winter listings not far behind at 17.5 percent. While 48.0 percent of homes listed in spring sold within 30 days, 46.2 percent of homes in winter did the same.”
The study goes on to say that:
“Buyers [in the winter] often need to move, so they’re much less likely to make a lowball offer and they’ll often want to close quickly — two things that can make the sale much smoother.”
If you are debating listing your home for sale within the next 6 months, keep in mind that the spring is when most other homeowners will decide to list their homes as well. Listing your home this winter will ensure that you have the best exposure to the serious buyers who are out looking now!
The study used the astronomical seasons to determine which season the listing date fell into (Winter: Dec. 21 – Mar. 20; Spring: Mar. 21 – June 20; Summer:...