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Clear Lake Real Estate remains in an Extreme Seller's Market. 2015 has continued with much higher prices and reduced inventory. Simply, there aren’t enough homes on the market. Prices have risen so much in 2015 that I've had to add more rows to my pricing charts. (Market Trend graphs) Median price for a home in CCISD is ~$40K higher than last year, and last year was great. We’re into a bidding situation on market ready homes. If you need to sell your home, Call ME. Right now is the perfect time to have your home on the market. Be sure to visit my Market Trend page to learn much more about the state of the real estate market in Clear Lake. Clear Lake Real Estate continued to increase in price and stay in low inventory. Good news for sellers, but a very tough market to buy in. The 2015 market is steam rolling price levels. The train is leaving the station. All aboard?
The Clear Lake Real Estate market is a tale of two markets. Booming under $500K, not so hot over. If you're thinking of listing your home that's valued over $500K, you really need to do your best to make it stand out. Many months have zero sales in the higher price bands, and there are lots of choices for buyers. I can help you understand the market, and what you may need to do to make your home more attractive to buyers. Call me and lets talk.
An ermerging trend is all cash buyers, and they're dominating the market. Approxiamately 47% of all homes being bought in the Clear Lake Real Estate market are all cash offers. I believe most of this is due to baby boomer downsizing, and new residents moving in from out of state. You have to get creative to buy if you plan to have a mortgage. I can help you create an offer that sellers will consider. Call me for details.
The seller’s market of 2014 sizzles on to 2015. Market remains tight due to continued low inventory. The low inventory has caused home prices to steeply climb. Buying has become bidding. If you're a buyer, I can help you get the house you want even in this extreme sellers market. Let me put my 20+ years experience in Clear Lake Real Estate to work for you. I use buying techniques that most agents don't even know about. Call me to find out how to win the bidding war. A great time to sell, but there's still time to buy your dream home.
Strong seller markets may be a good thing if you're a seller, but with home prices higher, you may have to give it back as a buyer on your next home. My hope is that the inventory level will rise, even though I don't see anything in the marketplace to cause that to happen. Some new homes are being built, but not enough to keep up with the demand. Strong markets in either direction are NOT a good thing. Let's hope 2015 brings good things to us all. Buyers, sellers, and Realtors.
The only website that gives you the facts, and not sales fluff. Information you need to know if you're buying or selling a home in the Clear Lake Texas real estate market. Go to my "Market Report" and "Market Trend" links for the up to date real time market information.
If you've been reading my Market Report and Market Trend, this is no surprise to you. Prices went UP in 2012, climbed rapidly in 2013, and boomed in 2014. Surprise, 2015 is off the charts. Low inventory has buyers scrambling to find and buy a home in a tight market. Homes are selling extremely well if they're in market condition and priced right. Market ready homes are selling in days, not weeks or months. If you're a buyer, the problem has become, good homes are hard to find.
Homes are selling, prices are rising. Now is the time to sell your home. It's not enough to list your home, you must market it to
sell. The homes that are selling quickly in this
market are priced correctly, in "Market Ready" condition, and
marketed by a professional, full time, Realtor.
Now, more than ever, you need my help to
navigate this difficult and rapidly changing market. Call
Completed my Certified Negotiation Expert designation in 2014. More to help my buyers and sellers do the best when negotiating a contract. Information is key, and I'm always working to be a better Realtor. See my real estate education here.
Full Service Listing:
All of my listings have either sold or leased in the tough market years of 2008,
2009, and 2010. Put my 20 years of experience to
work for you. Selling in the current "Seller's Market" may appear easy, but pitfalls abound.
Too many homeowners want to be the "Realtor" and try to
direct the sale of their home. They usually hire someone
who tells them what they WANT to hear, not what they
NEED to hear. Sorry, but that's not me. As a seller you
need to have the facts, not fluff. I'll start you off in
the right direction with the best chance of actually
selling your home, and not just listing it.
Every day I talk to sellers who are “upside down” on
their homes. They need to sell for various reasons that
can’t be denied, but after a market analysis, they’re
for the first time finding out what it really means to
be in a fluid market with both extremes. Now isn’t the
time to use a distant relative agent, or a friend of a
friend, who’s going to give you a deal, but has little
chance of actually selling your home.
Call or email me today. I'll analyze your home, do some
comparables, and give you the facts, not fluff. At least
you'll know where you stand. Then we can both decide if
we want to work with each other. I walk away from 2 out
of 3 listing appointments. If you're not ready to accept
the facts of the market, prepare your home for sale, and
work with me to sell your home, then we can both not
waste any more time. Remember, I'm going to tell you
what you NEED to hear.
Flat Fee Service:
For a limited time, I’m offering a Flat Fee Listing service for selected price range properties located within CCISD. Yes, I’ve offered a flat fee service before, but only for low equity properties.
Unlike others, my Flat Fee service is not a limited services listing. It’s a full service listing with “Rules, Limitations and Boundaries” that will be fully explained with a written addendum shared at the listing interview.
My Flat Fee service is your opportunity to get a first class, full service listing, for less. A lot less. Yes, I’m offering my 21 years of Clear Lake Real Estate premium service, 5 Star HAR rating, multiple certification services, at a discount. This is a limited time offering. We have far too little inventory in CCISD. Especially in some price bands. This is my personal effort to add available properties in those price ranges by lowering fees to sellers.
My flat fees vary for different price ranges.
For homes at or under $250,000 for more information, Click Here, or just give me a call at 281-910-2001.
For homes $250,001 to $400,000, Click Here
Expired or Terminated Listings
I specialize in selling homes others can’t.
Rather than typical marketing, I’ve developed an
in-depth analysis of why homes that were on the market
didn’t sell. Sometimes I have to tell
homeowners things that they don’t want to hear, but need
to. Every home I listed in 2010,
2009 & 2008,
all difficult years,
sold or leased. No expired listings!
It’s not magic, it’s just my years of experience selling hard to sell
expired listings. I know what it takes
to sell your home. If you want an honest
evaluation of why your home didn’t sell, call or email
me. I can help.
Let me show you how win the bid, and conquer multiple offers.
Understanding the current market,
and how it affects the price range of homes that are of
interest to you, are more important than ever.
I can save you so much time wasted by making offers that
have zero chance of being accepted, and looking at homes
that really don't meet your criteria.
In this difficult market you need my help more than
I’m a Certified Buyers Representative and Graduate of
the Real Estate Institute in addition to being a
Realtor. I have many tools to find the
perfect home for you. When we find it, I’m a
tough negotiator to get you the best price and terms.
There are many pitfalls to buying a home. I
know them all, do you? I can save you
countless hours and find the very best deal for you in
the area you want. I’ve worked all
over Houston, but specialize in the Clear Lake area.
My service is free to buyers. Why would you
want to do it any other way? Call or
email me with your needs.