It Was a Very Good Year . . .

Happy 2014!

I didn't send a letter with my Christmas cards, because I figured nothing particularly interesting happened to me in 2013.  But now, sitting here in my office, I am realizing that 2013 was a very good year indeed, and that I owe you, my clients and friends, some big thanks for helping make it so very good!  

First things first:  As many of you know, the real estate market took a big hit in the years following the "Crash of '08."  Like many other agents, I have been rebuilding my business ever since.  And, thanks to an improving market, a lot of hard work and some really great clients, I am happy to report that, as of the end of 2013, I am once again eligible for RE/MAX's prestigious 100% Club.  And I couldn't have done it without you

It was a great year.  I had a lot of fun with a lot of great clients, buying and selling properties ranging in price from $107,000 to $1.2 million.  I appeared in a RE/MAX International agent training video.  I earned the designation Certified Negotiation Expert.  And, I being this year as RE/MAX Alliance's "Featured Agent of the Month."  

(Note: There is no actual billboard.  Just a cool graphic by RE/MAX Alliance.)

(Note: There is no actual billboard.  Just a cool graphic by RE/MAX Alliance.)

It has been a good year for the Denver market as a whole, as well.  The average sale price rose 11.38%, from $293,382 to $326,787.  At the end of the year, inventory was down 53% from the end of 2012, indicating that we are still in the midst of a listing shortage and a "seller's market."  I'm seeing that in my own experience as well.  While we aren't seeing as many "multiple offer" situations as we were seeing in early 2013, good listings, well priced as still selling quickly.

I’m looking forward to the year ahead.  If you’re wondering what the stats look like in your neighborhood, or if you’re flirting with the idea of buying or selling a home this year, call me!  No risk, no obligation.  I’m happy to chat with any of you, any time!

Thanks again, Happy New Year, and I look forward to seeing you in 2014!