I joined The Choice Homes Team in July of 2013. One year ago. It is not uncommon to take the opportunity of a anniversary to reflect back on the year that just passed and look forward to the rest of 2014 and beyond. This past year has been one of the most rewarding for me as I head into my 14th year in real estate.
I have to say, I have had a lot of fun over the past 12 months and it has been very satisfying to assist so many sellers and buyers. It has also been interesting to learn the Charlottesville area real estate market and it’s players and to see how it operates. While it has its own characteristics, and many try to create this aura that it is so unique to any other real estate market in the country, it is a real estate market. Driven by the demands of the consumer, as much as some try to think or act otherwise. Yes there is a “network” of those that are comfortable working together, sometimes referred to as the “good ol’ boy network”, this is not unique to Charlottesville. I am thankful for the perspective provided by my fellow KW agents in other parts of the country that have confirmed this and provided insight to assist me along the way. What the last year has shown me is that there are just those in the area that have had a bit of a head start on myself in relationship building. In some cases a 10 to 20 to 30 year head start. That being said, we have held our own and established our own relationships. One by one, we have give consumers a Choice. And at the end of the day, that is all we can do.
In the past 12 months, 767 agents in the Charlottesville MLS were recorded as being involved in at least part of a real estate transaction as the agent for the buyer or the seller. Of that group, roughly 100 agents sold 40% of the homes and land that was listed for sale. In one year, The Choice Homes Team joined this group. While the business man in me wishes the Ginger and I could have helped even more sellers and buyers, I have to pause for a moment and say a big thank you to all of those that did work with us. We are glad you made the Choice to work with us.
The Choice Homes Team had the opportunity to assist a number of sellers that previously have had trouble selling their homes and will continue to focus on doing so with our Clear Choice Listing System.
The Choice Homes Team has helped home sellers and buyers all around the country by connecting them with our network of agents. When we say that we can help anyone move anywhere, we mean it.
The Choice Homes Team has been active in the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce and the Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce. We have volunteered for a number of activities in Fluvanna County and around the area. One such opportunity was to work with the Fluvanna County Administrator on the revision of the Return on Investment models for water and infrastructure for the Economic Development of the Fluvanna County portion of Fluvanna County.
The Choice Homes Team has established relationships with a number of top, quality builders in the area, assist home buyers that want the ability to build the home of their dreams, but also assist land and lot owners that are looking to us to assist them in getting their land SOLD.
The Choice Homes Team has listed 91 properties for sale over the past 12 months and we currently have over 65 active listings of homes, farms, land and new houses for sale.
All this being said, The Choice Homes Team is just getting started. We are looking to provide a Real Estate Choice to countless numbers of sellers and buyers over the upcoming years. Not just in Charlottesville or Fluvanna County, but all throughout the Central Virginia Area. We are members of the Charlottesville Area MLS (CAARMLS), but are also members of the South Central Virginia MLS covering Buckingham County, Dillwyn and into Farmville as well as the Richmond Area MLS.
WHAT A YEAR. What a ride. Thank you to my Business Partner, Ginger Marks. Thank you to our clients. Thank you to network of business professionals and to my own network of advisors.
Happy 4th of July.