“If there is no wind, row.” Latin Proverb
We have been rowing in the real estate market since 2007, but the wind is back and we are sailing again in 2013.
The market stats from the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) for April show pending sales, closed sales, and prices all improving.
There were 49% more pending sales (contracts written) in April 2013 than in April 2012. With 2,432 pending sales in April we are very close to the 2,500 pending sales we experienced in the peak of the market in mid 2005. (more…)
From serving our nation to shepherding clients through the real estate process, Amy Anderson has cultivated an impressive career centered on helping others. We are delighted to add her to our ranks of real estate professionals. Says Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson, “Amy is a knowledgeable, trusted guide in the home buying and selling process, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the Davidson team.”
Amy grew up in Jacksonville. After serving as a jet engine mechanic in the Florida Air National Guard for more than six years, she pursued her passion in real estate. She has amassed more than 10 years of experience as an agent and real estate marketing professional. In that time, she sold properties, managed a foreclosure office, and partnered with real estate companies to develop marketing plans including print and digital collateral. (more…)
We are thrilled to welcome another seasoned agent, Judy Suhomske, to our expanding real estate team. Judy comes to Davidson with more than 18 years of experience as a licensed realtor as well as valuable know-how as a real estate developer and business owner. Says Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson, “Judy is experienced, insightful, and committed to helping her clients – a superb combination of qualities. We look forward to a bright future with Judy aboard.”
Judy originates from Peoria, Illinois. Prior to pursuing her passion in real estate, she was secretary to the Manager of Worldwide Market Development at Caterpillar Tractor Co., and she partnered with her husband to open and operate two gourmet coffee and tea specialty shops. In fact, the larger shop is still open after 30 years in business. (more…)
April was an outstanding month for everyone at The Davidson Companies! We had 29 different agents with sales in April for a total of $13.8 million; our highest sales since March of 2006! In other great news, 30% of our sales and closings for the month were new home construction. Congratulations to Mirtha Barzaga and the Cake Team (Pauline and Woody) for coming out on top!
The Top Listing Agent and Top Sales Agent for April is Mirtha Barzaga with over $1.5 million in listings sold and over $800,000 in buyer’s sales for total sales of over $2.3 million. Mirtha had 10 sales in April, two of which were new home construction with Inland Homes. She sold five of her own listings! Mirtha was our Top Listing Agent in January, February and for the first quarter. She was also the Top Sales Agent in January. Congratulations on a very successful month, Mirtha! (more…)
“If I’d just tried for them dinky singles I could’ve batted around .600.” Babe Ruth
You know I had to use a baseball quote since the Atlanta Braves have started out so well. You can take what you want from the quote. I am all about doing the basics correctly and having lots of singles, although I have to admit that homeruns are sure exciting. The NEFAR market stats for March make me almost as happy as baseball.
There were 2,375 pending sales in March which is an increase of 41% over the previous March. February was the first month in 24 months with over 2,000 contracts pending (2,005) and March reached 2,375. (more…)