Active Rain March 27, 2011

Bucking the Trend

Sold by J. Philip Real EstateA Shameless, Brazen Self Pimping Piece Follows. All sold data is taken from the Empire Access MLS: 

Much like the rest of the country, there is still a significant malaise over the Westchester County real estate market. From January 1, 2010 until March 26, 2010 there were 708 single family homes sold in Westchester County at a median sale price of $600,000. In that same period of 2011, only 662 single family homes closed, and they had a median price of $560,000. 

Prices are down 7% in Westchester and transaction totals are down 6% overall. Not good. 

J. Philip Real Estate, however, is not having the same downward trend in the least. As I do every quarter, I have run the numbers, and they are showing we are bucking the trend enormously.

In the first 116 days of 2010, our company had only 5 closings with a volume of $1.6 million. In that same period of 2011, we have closed 15 transactions with a volume of $6.2 million. Sales volume is up 300% and dollar volume is up 400%

Looking at homes under contract, we are poised to have an even more active 2nd quarter. As I type this, before April 1 is even here, we have contracts on 8 properties at a dollar amount of almost $3 million. Our team is out there making things happen. It’s not just hard work- I expect that my colleagues at other firms are also working very, very hard.

Our marketing machine is getting our listings out front.
Our short sales are getting approved and closed successfully.
We are converting offers to contracts-no easy feat in this climate.
Our social media efforts are bearing fruit.  
Our clients are taking our advice to get the desired outcome. This cannot be stressed enough. Our sellers are pricing to sell, and our buyers are out there to buy.  

We are getting it done all over Westchester and Putnam counties: Pelham, Chappaqua, Scarsdale, White Plains, Yorktown, Tuckahoe, Peekskill, Ossining, Hartsdale, Ardsley. You name it, we are getting the deals done.  I couldn’t be more proud of our team, and I couldn’t be more pleased that our plan of attack is working. 


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