Leavenworth Homes Sales - 1st Quarter of 2013

After a healthy increase in sales activity in 2012, I think we all had big expectations for 2013.

Unfortunately, we had a huge storm in December which I think delayed sales at the beginning of the year. (For example this January only 2 homes closed compared to 8 the previous year.)

Here's a great video of the snow and the down trees for those of you not familiar with the storm. (Closed roads, down trees and power outages make for poor showings.)

http://youtu.be/9xkE6y7LN6U?t=34s

Looking at all three months of the 1st quarter of 2013, it is mixed bag.

The number of closed sales is clearly down.  These dropped from 20 to 14.  (Which is similar to the difference in just January sales as I mentioned earlier.)

The good news is that the number of pending sales this quarter is up significantly from 15 in 2012 to 26 in 2013. I think this is some indication that we will have continued buyer activity in 2013 as expected.

The average price for a single family home in Leavenworth stayed almost even, dropping slightly from $326,000 to $325,000.

However, the median price went up from $273,000 to $289,000.

As we move on into the spring season, I expect that we will see continued strong buyer demand with prices staying flat or possibly increasing slightly.

I don't see a strong bounce in prices this year like we are seeing in the Seattle market since we aren't seeing the same lack of inventory that they have there. (But that is a story for another post.)

 

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Allyson and Geordie Romer

Leavenworth real estate agents - Allyson and Geordie Romer

For over a decade, Allyson and Geordie have been serving clients in the Leavenworth-area real estate market. Together, they work tirelessly to stay on top of the regional market and present the most relevant opportunities to their clientele.

When not in the office, they can be found exploring the endless recreation opportunities of the area in all of its seasons.

 

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Geordie provided excellent real estate representation! We appreciated his detailed knowledge of the market, his up front and honest approach, and his negotiation skills.
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- Laura Anderson

 

 

As “west siders” looking for a getaway near Leavenworth, Geordie provided insight … his knowledge of design features important in a “snowy winter wonderland” was appreciated. Thanks Geordie!
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- Jean Stern

 

 

Geordie made this somewhat complicated transition easier for us…going above and beyond to help us work through issues that came up during the sale of our parents home. We appreciated his knowledge, attentiveness to details and his willing spirit.
Our family is grateful for Geordie!
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- Terry Foster

 

 

Geordie was great in every way. We have been looking in the Leavenworth area for some time, and Geordie was absolutely the best for local knowledge, history and depth on neighborhoods, developments and the local market trends. He was very quick to respond (even when he was on his vacation) and worked very diligently to get all of our questions answered in a very timely fashion. We would recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Very friendly, and helped us navigate all of the local options before we made an offer on the property that we purchased. Thank you, Geordie!

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- Ryan Olsen

 

 

It was such a pleasure to work with Geordie and his wife, Allyson on our cabin purchase. They showed us a variety of locations, listened to what we wanted and helped us find the perfect match. Everything was smooth and not stressful, just relaxed and easy. We would definitely recommend Geordie and use him again if the need arises!

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