Last month, we shared how optimistic we were about the 2017 real estate market in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Now that we've got another month in the books, our optimism remains. Our February Market Report showcases the surge forward with a lot of positive stats in our local market, and we couldn't be more thrilled about how the year is already shaping up.
No one day in the real estate business is like any other. Any given day can encompass showings, negotiations, client meetings, follow-ups, lead management, training and continuing education, listing presentations, networking, and closings. And every Realtor has a first for each and every one of those daily happenings. So, I asked our agents, "What is something you remember about your first real estate transaction?"
2016 as a whole was a year to remember in our local real estate market. We were floored at the results! Rolling into January can sometimes bring a bit of a slowdown in the market, and although we did see a decline in sales and contracts last month, the long-term year-over-year stats reveal an uptick in those areas. Take a look at our January 2017 Real Estate Market Report!
BBRRRRR! It's cold outside. Frigid temperatures can do a number on your home. It is important to protect your home and provide careful maintenance, especially during the winter months, to help not only the structure of your house but also your property's value. A well cared for home is always more enticing to home buyers than one that has been ignored. Take a look at our Winter Home Maintenance Guide.
One word can sum up the 2016 real estate market: WOW. Month after month throughout the year, we pulled numbers and analyzed statistics for the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County real estate market, and month after month, we were incredibly pleased with the results. In fact, a few times, we were simply blown away by the positive growth for our local community. Take a look at how the year finished in our December Market Report!
Working in the real estate industry is unlike most other professions. We have the privilege of helping people accomplish life goals and seeing their dreams become reality. Sitting at the closing table and witnessing a home buyer purchase their next home, or a home seller get a great price for their property is just one little nugget of joy in the day of a real estate agent. We're excited to continue helping our amazing clients with their real estate endeavors in 2017. But before we look ahead to the opportunities of this year, let's take a look at some sweet stories of victory that we've been a part of!