News reports from around the Country report that January home sales are up over last year.
Of course, it is too early for them (and me) to have solid numbers for January, so I've decided to compare our January home sales from 2013 with our recent past January home sales.
As the real estate graph above shows, the results were very positive!
January Home Sales Volume Up 242% Over January 2012
The graph below shows even stronger results. Joe Manausa Real Estate recorded new contracts last month exceeding $8M, smashing the records of every other month going back to 2009.
While this is only anecdotal evidence of a stronger market (we are growing and have added some great real estate agents in the past few months), it nevertheless is a positive signal for the market.
January Home Sales Record
If you saw our recent post about mixed trends reported for January home sales, then you know that new contracts (new contracts are measured in the graphs above as well) were shown to be on the decline.
Our rapidly growing sales do not support the decline being reported in the Tallahassee MLS, and it will take another 60 days to see if my hunch about the cause of declining contracts in the Tallahassee MLS was correct.
Regardless of what is going on for the rest of the Tallahassee real estate market, I will say that I am very proud of the real estate agents and support staff in our office.
We averaged more than 3 new contracts per person in January, which is equivalent to one half of the annual production for our average competitor.
Need To Sell A Home In Tallahassee?
If you are considering a move for 2013, we would love to sit down and discuss your options. Our results for January are indicative of the hard work and great service you will find from all the people in our company.
And if you have a home to sell, please drop me a note to schedule a time for us to discuss how we can help you achieve the same success as we delivered with our January home sales.
Joe Manausa, MBA is a 26 year veteran of real estate brokerage in Tallahassee, Florida and has owned and managed his own company since 1992. He is a daily blogger with content that focuses on real estate analytics and providing his clients with a tactical advantage in today's challenging market.