Luxury Realtor Referral Real Estate Testimonial from Cindy M

Luxury Realtor Referral Real Estate Testimonial from Cindy M

We LOVE receiving referrals like this! You know you are doing something correct, when others in the same industry give you a referral and a fantastic Testimonial! Here is a Luxury Realtor Referral Real Estate Testimonial from Cindy M..

Real Estate Testimonial from Cindy M.

Jodie recently sold my Mother’s home and was an absolute joy to work with! She took a very stressful situation and made it seem effortless.  Jodie helped us through every aspect of selling the home – researching current market conditions, suggestions on what to remodel, negotiating offers, suggesting vendors for repairs, inspections and closing.  She was always patient, super responsive, definitely the local real estate expert, and worked tirelessly marketing the home.

This sale was a challenge – older home in a very slow moving community with lots of competing listings.  All of her hard work paid off; Jodie sold our home quickly in spite of the obstacles and at our full asking price!

I work in a very customer focused industry so I appreciate Jodie’s expertise in that area.  She has a fantastic attitude and philosophy that buying or selling a home should be a fun process.  I would definitely recommend Jodie to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home; she is an absolute superstar!

Special thanks to Jodie and the QBee Team!

Luxury Realtor Referral Real Estate Testimonial from Cindy M

HAR Monthly Real Estate Market Update August 2017

HAR Monthly Real Estate Market Update August 2017

MLS Report for July 2017
LUXURY MARKET LEADS THE WAY DURING ANOTHER POSITIVE MONTH FOR HOUSTON HOME SALES

Pricing gains ease in July while inventory grows to a five-year high

HOUSTON (August 9, 2017) Houston home sales rose for the tenth consecutive month in July, however prices, which have seen steady gains over the past year, began showing signs of moderation. The luxury market, defined as homes priced from $750,000 and up, recorded the strongest sales volume, followed by homes in the $150,000 to $249,999 range. July marked the ninth straight month of rising sales in the luxury segment, which a year ago was still trying to recover from the effects of the ailing energy industry.

According to the latest monthly report prepared by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), a total of 7,440 single-family homes sold in July versus 7,083 a year earlier. That constitutes a 5.0 percent increase. On a year-to-date basis, home sales remain 6.8 percent ahead of 2016’s volume. Housing inventory grew from a 4.0-months supply to 4.5 months, the highest level in five years.

“Overall, the Houston housing market had a strong July, although we are seeing slower sales in some outlying areas like The Woodlands and Cypress,” said HAR Chair Cindy Hamann. “That is why we always emphasize that real estate is local. The combination of moderating pricing and growing inventory should make conditions even more appealing for prospective home buyers.”

The single-family home median price (the figure at which half of the homes sold for more and half sold for less) was statistically flat at $230,000. The average price rose 2.4 percent to $299,131. That follows two months of being above $300,000.

July sales of all property types in Houston totaled 8,821, up 4.5 percent from the same month last year. Total dollar volume for properties sold in July increased 7.5 percent to $2.5 billion.

July Monthly Market Comparison

The Houston real estate market enjoyed gains in most measurements during the month of July, with single-family home sales, total property sales, total dollar volume, average price and inventory all up compared to July 2016, while median price was statistically unchanged.

Month-end pending sales for single-family homes totaled 7,940, up 9.8 percent compared to last year. Total active listings, or the total number of available properties, jumped 16.7 percent from July 2016 to 44,299.

Single-family homes inventory grew from a 4.0-months supply to 4.5 months, the highest level since 2012. For perspective, housing inventory across the U.S. currently stands at a 4.3-months supply, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

CATEGORIES JULY 2016 JULY 2017 CHANGE
Total property sales 8,439 8,821 4.5%
Total dollar volume $2,331,210,355 $2,505,395,252 7.5%
Total active listings 37,965 44,299 16.7%
Single-family home sales 7,083 7,440 5.0%
Single-family average sales price $292,095 $299,131 2.4%
Single-family median sales price $230,357 $230,000 -0.6%
Single-family months inventory* 4.0 4.5 0.5 mos.
Single-family pending sales 7,233 7,940 9.8%

* Months inventory estimates the number of months it will take to deplete current active inventory based on the prior 12 months sales activity. This figure is representative of the single-family homes market.

Single-Family Homes Update
Single Family

Single-family home sales totaled 7,440, up 5.0 percent from July 2016, when sales volume was 7,083. The luxury home segment experienced the greatest sales volume.

The median price was statistically flat at $230,000. That figure has increased each month since May 2016, when it also was flat. The average price increased 2.4 percent to $299,131.

Days on Market (DOM), or the number of days it took the average home to sell, fell slightly to 48 days versus 50 last year. Inventory rose from a 4.0-months supply to 4.5 months, its highest level since September 2012.

Broken out by housing segment, July sales performed as follows:

  • $1 – $99,999: decreased 11.9 percent
  • $100,000 – $149,999: decreased 1.8 percent
  • $150,000 – $249,999: increased 7.8 percent
  • $250,000 – $499,999: increased 3.2 percent
  • $500,000 – $749,999: statistically unchanged
  • $750,000 and above: increased 19.8 percent
Single Family Average Home Price

HAR also breaks out the sales figures for existing single-family homes. Existing home sales totaled 6,385 in July, up 7.1 percent versus the same month last year. The average sales price increased 4.7 percent to $287,762 while the median sales price rose 1.4 percent to $220,000.

Townhouse/Condominium Update

Townhome and condominium sales declined 9.0 percent in July with a total of 576 units sold. The average price edged up 1.8 percent to $201,148 while the median price fell 6.2 percent to $150,000. Inventory expanded from a 3.5-months supply to 4.7 months.

Townhouse/Condominium Sales
Lease Property Update

Consumer demand for lease properties across Houston remained strong in July. Single-family home leases jumped 15.6 percent while townhome/condominium leases rose 12.3 percent. The average rent for single-family homes declined 3.2 percent to $1,815 while the average rent for townhomes/condominiums slid 5.1 percent to $1,546.

Houston Real Estate Highlights in July
  • Single-family home sales rose for the tenth straight month, up 5.0 percent year-over-year with 7,440 units sold;
  • On a year-to-date basis, single-family home sales remain 6.8 percent ahead of the 2016 volume;
  • Total property sales increased 4.5 percent with 8,821 units sold;
  • Total dollar volume climbed 7.5 percent to $2.5 billion;
  • The single-family home median price remained statistically unchanged at $230,000;
  • The single-family home average price increased 2.4 percent to $299,131;
  • Single-family homes months of inventory grew to a 4.5-months supply, the highest level since September 2012;
  • Townhome/condominium sales fell 9.0 percent, with the average price up 1.8 percent to $201,148 and the median price down 6.2 percent to $150,000;
  • Leases of single-family homes jumped 15.6 percent with average rent down 3.2 percent to $1,815;
  • Volume of townhome/condominium leases rose12.3 percent with average rent down 5.1 percent to $1,546.
The computerized Multiple Listing Service of the Houston Association of REALTORS® includes residential properties and new homes listed by 36,000 REALTORS® throughout Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, as well as parts of Brazoria, Galveston, Waller and Wharton counties. Residential home sales statistics as well as listing information for more than 50,000 properties may be found on the Internet at http://www.har.com.

The information published and disseminated to the HAR Multiple Listing Services is communicated verbatim, without change by Multiple Listing Services, as filed by MLS participants.

The MLS does not verify the information provided and disclaims any responsibility for its accuracy. All data is preliminary and subject to change. Monthly sales figures reported since November 1998 includes a statistical estimation to account for late entries. Twelve-month totals may vary from actual end-of-year figures. (Single-family detached homes were broken out separately in monthly figures beginning February 1988.)

Founded in 1918, the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) is a 36,000-member organization of real estate professionals engaged in every aspect of the industry, including residential and commercial sales and leasing, appraisal, property management and counseling. It is the largest individual dues-paying membership trade association in Houston as well as the second largest local association/board of REALTORS® in the United States.

Keller Williams This Month in Real Estate eNewsletter August 2017

Keller Williams This Month in Real Estate eNewsletter August 2017

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, existing home sales dipped slightly in the month of June. While demand for homes remains high, inventory, especially in the starter home category, remains constrained. With so many interested buyers waiting for more homes to become available, now may be the perfect time to sell.

Click here to see the entire Keller Williams This Month in Real Estate eNewsletter August 2017

 

Keller Williams Real Estate News August 2017

Keller Williams Real Estate News August 2017

No AC? No Problem: 5 Cooling Tips for Summertime
If air conditioning your home seems like a far-off dream, you’re not alone. Each summer, thousands of Americans battle the heat in their homes, especially at night. Below are a few helpful tips to help you stay cool all summer, sans AC.

Click here to read the entire Keller Williams Real Estate News August 2017

Keller Williams Real Estate News August 2017

Receive up to $10000 in New Home Incentives in the Woodlands

Receive up to $10000 in New Home Incentives in the Woodlands

You and your family can find it all in The Woodlands. The Woodlands offers the best in community, nature,
entertainment and top-rated schools. Purchase a new move-in ready home now and enjoy up to $10,000* in home incentives. (See below for details.)

Ready to look for a home in the Woodlands? Contact the QBee Team today.

Receive up to $10000 in New Home Incentives in the Woodlands

Receive up to $10000 in New Home Incentives in the Woodlands Participating Builders:

  • Beazer Homes
  • Chesmar Homes
  • Coventry Homes
  • Darling Homes
  • David Weekley Homes
  • J. Patrick Homes
  • M/I Homes
  • Pulte Homes
  • Shea Homes
  • Toll Brothers
  • Taylor Morrison
  • Trendmaker Homes
  • Village Builders
  • Westin Homes

* This offer is available only to buyers signing a new home sales contract on move-in ready homes from The Woodlands’ participating builders in the Village of Creekside Park or in the Village of Sterling Ridge from 7/1/17 through 8/31/17. The offer may provide up to $10,000 off the price of the home, design center upgrades, or closing costs on eligible purchases. The actual incentive may vary by builder. Participating builders include: Beazer Homes; Chesmar Homes; Coventry Homes; Darling Homes; David Weekley Homes; J. Kyle Homes; J. Patrick Homes; M/I Homes; Pulte Homes; Shea Homes; Taylor Morrison; Toll Brothers; Trendmaker Homes; Village Builders; and Westin Homes. Offer is comprised of a homebuyer incentive of varying amounts based on the lot size of qualifying move-in ready homes on the following lot sizes: qualifying homes on lots that are 50’ or smaller will receive $6,000; qualifying homes on lots that are 55’ to 65’ will receive $8,000; and qualifying homes on lots that are 70’ or larger will receive $10,000. Some restrictions may apply. No substitutions will be permitted. A registration form must be completed at the time the contract is signed by the buyer. This offer does not apply to custom homes. Sales contracts not written between 7/1/17 and 8/31/17 will not qualify. Homes must close on or before 8/31/18. The incentive will be awarded to the buyer at the time of closing. Homes within The Woodlands are constructed and sold by builders not affiliated with The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC) or any of its affiliates, companies or partnerships. Neither TWDC nor any of its affiliated companies or partnerships guarantees or warrants the obligations of, or construction by, such builders. Prices and specifications subject to change.

 

Click here to visit theWoodlands.com home page for even more details.

 

The Queen Bee and QBee Team Vision Statement

The Queen Bee and QBee Team Vision Statement

In business, knowing where you are currently is important, but a company must know where it is going and how to get there. This is why the Vision Statement is so important, because it defines the guidelines on how. If we don’t plan for and change as needed, we will lose our edge, and our clients are the ones who suffer. This is something that the QBee Team will not let happen. We pride ourselves on our luxury level of service for all of our clients, and this is why the Queen Bee and QBee Team Vision Statement is so valuable.

Click here to learn more about Jodie Collins, aka Queen Bee, and the QBee Team.

The Queen Bee and QBee Team Vision Statement

To act as client advocates using our combined strengths, experience, cutting-edge technology, and luxury level service to become the top Real Estate consultants in our Featured Markets.

The Queen Bee and QBee Team Vision Statement

The Queen Bee and QBee Team Mission Statement

The Queen Bee and QBee Team Mission Statement

Our clients mean the world to us, and often become extended family. Many times, they keep in touch with us, and show us their dream homes after they make it theirs. The Queen Bee and QBee Team Mission Statement spells it out, every client deserves to be treated with our luxury level service, no matter the value of their Real Estate purchase may be.

Contact us today to find out why many of our clients recommend us to their family and friends and become repeat customers. It isn’t about the amount of transactions each month, we truly believe that our worth is based on how our clients feels about their transaction after closing.

Visit the About Jodie Collins, aka Queen Bee page to learn more about the QBee Team.

The Queen Bee and QBee Team Mission Statement:

Mission: To provide our clients with luxury level service, Real Estate consulting, and inspire them to achieve their Real Estate aspirations.

The Queen Bee and QBee Team Mission Statement

Open House Raw Texas Honey Giveaway

Open House Raw Texas Honey Giveaway

Visit one of our future Open Houses for the opportunity to receive one of our new Open House Raw Texas Honey Giveaways.

Unfortunately, as busy as our Open Houses are, we can’t promise that everyone will receive one of our Raw Texas Honey Open House Giveaways.

Open House Raw Texas Honey

Do not Guess Work with a PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor)

Do not Guess Work with a PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor)

When you’re selling your house, you want to get the most from your investment. But determining the most accurate price for your home can be confusing.

That’s why you need a REALTOR® who is a Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA).

A PSA adds valuable perspective to your sale by taking the guesswork out of pricing. They can find your accurate price by strategically building a thorough Comparative Market Analysis, or CMA.

Gain the confidence that your house is presented — and sold — at the most accurate price.

A National Association of REALTORS® PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor) can help!

Contact Jodie Collins, the Queen Bee today!

Do not Guess Work with a PSA‘t Guess Work with a PSA