Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Sun Valley Office Dog... Who Could Resist?

A flurry of questions, baby voices and squeals, (mainly me), sound through the office as soon as our Managing Broker, Darlene, walks through the door.

"Is he here?" "Did you bring him today?" "Can he sit in my office this morning?"

Recently the Sun Valley Sotheby's International Realty office got a new puppy, well not exactly, but we'd all like to think he was ours. Bamse, meaning "little bear" in Norwegian, was just adopted by Darlene and her husband Jon. As to be expected in a town, Sun Valley, of dog lovers everyone has taken on the role of aunt or uncle to the new addition to the office.

Already loving the snowy Sun Valley winter, and his new "office space", the agents and staff at the SVSIR office are fighting for his attention!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The New Year is upon us...

...therefore, I am finally getting the Office blog started. New Year, new goals!

With that in mind, let us take a quick look back at 2010:

It Is Official... Sun Valley Sotheby's International Realty sells over TWICE as much in dollar volume than our closest competitor*!

- 25.68% SVSIR
- 12.36% (closest competitor)

From a year over year perspective, there have been some key market changes in our entire MLS from 2009 to 2010 including:
-The number of pending sales was up 21%, and the number or sold listings was also up 21%
-The dollar volume for sold properties was up a whopping 39%!
-The average sales price is up by 14% in spite of the foreclosure sales in the south valley.

For OUR OFFICE ALONE, changes from 2009-2010 include:
-October through December pending sales were up 18%
-December pending sales were more than double of those in 2009!

Good Days Ahead!

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*Information provided by Sawtooth Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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