Despite the low inventory of homes for sale, buyers made a huge push in April to make offers on homes. In fact, the push was so huge that more single-family homes were put under agreement in April 2013 than in any month since MAR began tracking pending home sales data in January 2004. While condos didn’t hit an all-time high, they did hit their 2nd highest total.
Here are the highlights:
- Single-family pending home sales were up 32.8% compared to April 2012 – biggest increase since April 2010 (last month of tax credit)
- 5,948 is the most homes ever put under agreement in any one month
- Condo pending home sales were up 37.4% compared to April 2012
- 2.435 is the 2nd most condos put under agreement in any single month (March 2005 – 2,501 units was the most)
Worried about where to stay on that last minute trip? The MAR Vacation Center has you covered with two new member benefit partners, Motel 6 and Red Roof Inn! All MAR members will recieve a discount on rooms at both motels! To reserve a room at one of the 1,100+ pet-friendly Motel 6 locations, simply enter the code CP569131 when booking. For a 15% dicount on the nearly 350 Red Roof Inn motels, please click here. Both motels put comfort first and they even allow you to bring those “honorary family members” also known as your pets. I know that there are places you have always wanted to vist, relatives a few hours away, or even a restaurant that you saw on a food channel that you need to check out. With discounts like these I know that my decision to take a trip just got a lot easier……did yours?Leave a Comment
One of the greatest assets you have as a REALTOR is your reputation. However, in the online world your reputation is increasingly at risk. So how do you protect it? Heather Logrippo, founder of Expose Yourself Public Relations, gives you some steps you can take to greatly improve the chances your hard-earned reputation stays intact.
About the Expert:
Heather Logrippo is the owner of Expose Yourself Public Relations and Distinctive Homes Magazine. After having helped an online advertising company grow from $1 million in revenue to over $500 million in revenue in just under 7 years, Heather launched her own company helping both businesses and individuals market themselves. Heather’s companies have clients that range from Real Estate Agents to Rock Stars (and some Real Estate agents that are Rock Stars!). Whether it be social media strategy and implementation, strategic online ads, garnering media attention or protecting and preserving your online reputation, Heather and her team are able to assist businesses with growing their business.
Did you know that May 20 is the deadline for nominating a member for recognition in the NAR Good Neighbor Awards? In its 14th year, the awards make $10,000 grants available to REALTORS® who impact their communities through volunteer work. Although only five winners are selected for the grants, five additional grants will be given out to honorable mentions. This means that there are TEN chances to win money for deserving charities! To access an entry form please click here or contact Sara Geimer for more information at (312) 329-8296.Leave a Comment
2013 MAR President Kimberly Allard-Moccia would like to personally invite all Massachusetts REALTORS to participate in MAR’s annual grassroots lobbying day; REALTOR Day on Beacon Hill on June 5, 2013. This year’s keynote speaker is Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. Check-in is at 9:30 in the Great Hall at the Massachusetts State House. A continental breakfast will be served and the speaking program starts at 10:00. Click here for details. Below is the video invite from MAR President Kimberly Allard-Moccia.
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