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Come See Us at Sports Connection on Oct. 14!

Make sure you can come to our latest event at Sports Connection!

For the first time in two years, my team is going to host a client-appreciation event at Sports Connection again! We used to do it before the pandemic, and now we’re bringing it back on October 14. If you’ve never been to one of these events, you have to see them to believe how cool they are. Today I’ll take you through a quick tour of Sports Connection so you can get an idea of what’s in store. 

“Laser tag is the highlight of the night.

If you check out 0:52 in the video, you can see the arcade section. Beyond a ton of colorful games is a rope and obstacle course if that’s more your speed. After I get my fill of this section, I like to relax by bowling a game or two at the alley. 

However, I like to save my energy for what I consider to be the main event: laser tag. You can check out the arena at 1:38 in the video. Laser tag is for the end of the night, in my opinion. That way, you don’t have to worry about getting all sweaty by running around and then go back to the event. 

If laser tag isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Sports Connection also has a rock climbing wall, a bumper car area, basketball games, and much more. They even have an area specifically for younger children, so you can bring your kids! 

You won’t want to miss this event. Come see us at Sports Connection on October 14 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

Investing in Your Future

Here’s why now may be the best time to invest in real estate.

Is now a great time to purchase a home or invest in a property? It all depends on time. How long do you plan on keeping that property? If you’re going to sell it again in a year, now may not be the ideal time to buy. However, if you plan on living in that home or hanging onto that investment for the next decade or two, it is a fantastic time to invest. 

I know this from personal experience. I bought my first house in 2002 for $177,500. Fresh out of college, I was lucky to have an excellent seller who gave me a great deal on the home. Fast forward to 2007—the bank said my property was worth $250,000. I decided to get a home equity line of credit and max everything out. 

“It all depends on time.”

In hindsight, this was not a good idea. When 2009 hit, we lost our family car dealership, and I owed almost double on a house whose price dropped to $150,000. I had no choice but to hold onto the property. Today, my home is worth $450,000. 

Here’s an apt adage: The best time to plant an oak tree was 200 years ago; the next best time to plant an oak tree is today. If you’re thinking about buying or investing right now, it’s a great time. 

If you’d like to know more about buying now, reach out to us at highperformancerealestate.com. We’ll see you at the closing table.

An Update on Our Shifting Housing Market

Here’s what buyers and sellers need to know about our market.

Do you know what’s happening in our housing market? Things are shifting, but how? What do recent changes mean for buyers and sellers? Today I’ll share the latest numbers and answer these questions. 

Three factors determine whether we’re in a buyer’s or seller’s market: median sales price, number of showings, and the average days on market. In 2021, the median sales price in our area was about $270,000. Just a short while ago, our median sales price peaked at $370,000. However, prices have recently begun to trend down. 

“Buyers and sellers both have options in this market.

I believe that prices will continue to fall, and it’s because of our showings. The average listing had 14 showings in February; in July, that number was 7. Not only that, but our months’ supply of homes went from 1.9 in February to 2.7 in July. So prices are going down, inventory is going up, and showings are down. 

What does this mean for you? It looks like our market has peaked. If you are thinking about selling, you need to list your home as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the less money you’ll receive. Meanwhile, buyers have a lot more options now than in recent years. It could finally be the time to find your dream home.

If you have questions about this topic or anything else, please call or email me. I am always willing to help! 

Our Love It or Leave It Guarantee

Sidestep buyer’s remorse with our new “Love It or Leave It” program.

Have you ever bought something that you wish you hadn’t? That’s buyer’s remorse. In today’s low-inventory market, many buyers have decided to stop waiting and simply buy a house even if they don’t love it.

We have a solution for those buyers. Our new program is called “The Love It or Leave It Home Buyer Guarantee.” Here’s how it works: When you buy a property through High Performance Real Estate, if within two years you decide that the property doesn’t work for you for whatever reason, we’ll sell that property at no cost to you. We’ll handle the listing, pictures, virtual tours, search engine optimization, signs, lock boxes, etc. We’ll make sure you love your house, and that you can easily leave if you don’t.

If you’d like to know more about this program, or if you have any other questions, reach out to us by phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you.

Want Multiple Offers for Your Home?

Our new multiple-offer program could be the solution you’re looking for. 

If you’re a home seller, you’re probably hoping for multiple offers. Having options is great, and the competition between buyers can get you a fantastic deal. However, creating a multiple-offer situation is easier said than done. How can you do it? 

Fortunately, our team has a new multiple-offer program. We’ve partnered with big-name companies like Opendoor and local investors who are willing to make an all-cash offer on your home. Then, we’ll compare what these buyers are willing to offer to what you could likely receive on the open market. 

From here, the choice is yours. If speed and convenience are important to you, you can go with our cash investors. If receiving top dollar is your main goal, we can discuss a marketing strategy for the open market. We also have a flexible commission menu; you can end up paying as little as 1% commission. 

If you’d like to learn more about this program or have any questions, please call or email us. We are always willing to help!