Friday, January 14, 2011
My firm, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate (SSF) has just released its most recent performance statistics. They're all good but here are a few that particularly caught my attention:
New Written Contracts - $ Value:
December 2010: $78 million;
December 2009: $59 million;
December 2008: $12 million
New Written Contracts - Number of Contracts:
December 2010: 70 contracts
December 2009: 56 contracts
December 2008: 18 contracts
Talk about climbing out of a hole!
Also, during the year ended 12/31/2010, SSF brokers closed transactions valued at $881 million, compared to $499 million during calendar year 2009.
Inventories are coming down, too. Actively listed properties in Eagle County this month total 1,765, down from the 2010 high of 2,090, a drop of 15%.
And just because I have to brag, SSF in 2010 did more than $1.1 BILLION in commissionable sales compared to our next highest competitor which did $247 million.
Now here's a purely anecdotal piece of information I came across on Realtor.com, an official Web site of the National Association of REALTORS®. Here are the top 10 most searched-for cities at Realtor.com in 2010:
1. Las Vegas
2. Los Angeles
4. San Antonio
7. San Diego
8. Austin, Texas
Source: “2010 Top Ten Most Searched Real Estate Markets Released by Realtor.com,” Move Inc. (Jan. 11, 2011)