How great is it to be talking about “pre-recession” numbers? That’s what appears to be going on in the Charlotte real estate market according to the Charlotte Regional Realtors Association. Based on their number crunching, they are happy to report that closings across the 10-county area shot up whooping 22.2 percent during the month of July from the same time a year ago. That follows 2,657 closings in the Charlotte area in June which was a nice bump from the 2,330 of closings that happened in June 2011.
There’s also good news about price points as well. The average sale price increased by 3.4% in July. That makes the sixth consecutive month of increases. “Pending contracts have always been seen as a gauge of demand,” says Jennifer Frontera, association president. “Contract activity has been elevated for nearly a year now. The fact that contracts are falling at this time of year shows that the market is now performing in a similar fashion to the way it did before the recession, with contracts and closings peaking in midsummer and falling as the selling season winds down.”
You can sum all of this up to mean that the Charlotte real estate market is bounding back. That puts realtors in the hot seat as they scramble to lock down listings. As a realtor are you playing it safe or thinking outside of the box? Thinking out of the box might have you considering foreclosed listings. A savvy realtor would connect with a bank or lending company to take over the old listings and any new ones that might crop up in the coming months. The banks might consider these “toxic assets” but there’s gold in every one of those houses if you know how to “mine” it properly.
We all know the value of staging a home but a foreclosed property might need a bit more work to get it ready for that phase. That’s where a company like Junk King Charlotte can come into play. Junk King specializes in professional junk removal. Home owners and apartment renters have turned to Junk King to help them clear out the clutter of their lives. As a realtor, you can tap into the same resources and have Junk King clean up a foreclosed property. Don’t worry about the condition of an abandoned home. Junk King has seen it all and they’re not afraid of a little hard work.
While the Junk King Charlotte crew is clearing out a property you can focus on preparing the listing and getting the word out about this terrific opportunity. In fact, Junk King will probably get that house cleaned quicker than you think. Hire them on a Monday. Clean up on a Tuesday and by the weekend that house will be ready for viewing by potential buyers. Make Junk King a part of your sales team today!