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What's Your Style? 5 Popular Architectural Styles to Consider for Your Dream Home

Dream homes around the country have one thing in common: amazing architecture. From Greek Revival to Modern, we’re breaking down the most popular architectural styles in America to help you discover your own dream [...]

Home Selling Team Number One in 2017

And the Winner is…. Us!

 

 Home Selling Team in Mansfield CT landed the top spot again in our 15 town region by over 100 properties sold or over 20% market share. How’d we do it?

  • Grinding it out
  • Slogging Through
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • Nose to the Grindstone
  • Killin’ It

Whatever you want to call it… we did it with a multi-pronged approach focused on training, synergy, service and marketing.

I recently wrote a blog post on how to help birds survive the harsh conditions and bone-chilling cold this winter. At the time, I thought a comparison could be made on how to keep agents and their clients happy, fed and protected in the harsh market conditions we experienced in Mansfield and our general market area in 2017: Declining prices, crumbling foundations, foreclosures, budget crisis, out-bound migration, Mansfield single family rentals.

A professional real estate agent working full time in real estate sales must be diligent in their business acumen and the nurturing of existing and future clients through the most favorable and harshest of climates. This can be accomplished with ease when you have a team of people to collaborate with when difficult or unforeseen problems or challenges arise. Check.

Marketing real estate is more effective and beneficial when everyone commits to brand awareness and exposure. We invest heavily in post signs, directional signs and riders and our Realtor.com position as a participating office provides us more exposure and direct leads on our own listings. Check.

We strive to get every client the best price and terms in every transaction. We strive to provide referrals of affiliates and vendors we know and trust to make a real estate transaction as smooth and trouble-free as possible. Was every client happy last year? No. There are some clients, that no matter what we do, are not satisfied with their real estate transaction or on our end, there has been what I consider to be a communication failure. Thankfully, this is rare and our client satisfaction is very high, as evidenced by our ranking, ratings and reviews both individually and office-wide. Check.

I am looking forward to a warm spring and a less challenging environment where birds and real estate agents and their clients can get a much needed respite from survival mode.

Don't Be a Turkey in the Most Wonderful Market of the Year

We will be receiving emails shortly from sellers currently listed for sale in the Mansfield Storrs area, contemplating taking their property off the market for the holiday season. Our answer? A resounding no. You also may be contemplating putting your home up for sale during the fall/winter [...]

Lagging Inventory Creates A Sellers Market as Buyers Don Beer Goggles to Accept Less Than The Perfect Home

Are you a seller with a place to go when your home sells faster than the snow melting on your roof?  Start packing. This is the market you've been waiting for.  The housing supply remains tight and after back to back March Nor’easters in Eastern CT we are experiencing increased pent up demand for inventory as temperatures warm and mortgage [...]

Conscious Uncoupling with Zillow

 

I had a call from my sales rep at Zillow.  She said was checking in to see how I was doing.  Actually, I think she called because she was notified that I increased my “spend” on Zillow in order to capture 109% of my market—who knew there was such a thing?  This special percentage must be reserved for the Premier-est of the Premier or the [...]

The FSBO: For Sale But Overwhelmed

The FSBO- For Sale But Overwhelmed

Sell your home yourself, it makes perfect sense.  How hard can it be and it will save you at least the commission to the listing agent.  Depending on your sales price, that could save you a nice chunk of your net proceeds.  I mean how hard can it be?  My neighbor moonlights as a real estate [...]

67 Cards Mill Road Columbia CT Just Listed for Sale

Looking for a unique and affordable home in Columbia CT?  Home Selling Team has just listed 67 Cards Mill Road in Columbia for sale.  ML# 170145866. 

This appealing stone home is on 1.39 acres and is just under 2,000 square feet, with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath.  Contact us now for a private showing.

Single Ladies Put a Key In It!

Single women and purchasing condos and homes at more than twice the rate of single men according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  According to the survey, single women comprised 18 percent of all sales last year as compared to only 7 percent of single males.  Single women are only second to married couples as the [...]

Home Selling Team Sold 1 Out of 5 Homes in Your Town in 2018

The numbers are in and we crushed it again in 2018!   Home Selling Team grabbed the top spot with 259 sales and a 20.3% market share in our 20-town region, the next closest company at 140 sales and 10.97% market share. 

How'd we do it you ask?  A roster of accomplished full-time real estate professionals focused on training, education, service, marketing, collaboration and synergy with a dash of grit and a healthy dose of fierce determination.  

 

 

Mortgage Industry Easing the Hurdles of the Side Hustle

If you’ve applied for a mortgage or a loan using money earned via a side hustle you’ve probably been put through the wringer providing documentation on income and expenses.   According to 2016 Bureau of Labor [...]