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Des Moines Real Estate Roundup 11-7-08

Week Ending November 7th, 2008

This week, my blog originates from Sunny & Warm Orlando, Florida!  I emphasized “Sunny & Warm” because I received an email today from my office telling me that snow flurries were flying in Des Moines.  I am in Orlando for two reasons.. First to attend a CyberProfessionals (http://www.cyberprofessionals.net) meeting and second to attend the National Association of REALTORS® annual convention.  Both are real estate related events.  CyberProfessionals is a 13 year old networking group that I’ve been involved with since 1997.  The group consists of REALTORS® from all over the United States as well as a special member from Australia, Julie Ryan. (http://www.julieryan.net)  Our group meets twice a year and we share marketing ideas, business conditions and challenges and since we call ourselves CyberProfessionals, we tend to focus on using current technology in our daily real estate businesses.
The NAR Convention is the REALTORS® annual “Big Meeting” complete with 3 days of breakout sessions, big name speakers and of course the Granddaddy of all trade shows!  I’m currently serving as Treasurer for my local REALTOR® Association and will be 2nd Vice President in 2009.  I am fortunate to be able to come and represent the Des Moines Area Association of REALTORS® at this meeting.  I will be paying close attention to what other real estate markets are saying about the economy and real estate markets.  Early indications are that most markets have already hit their bottoms and that recovery is on the horizon.  Not as quickly as everyone would like but recovering none the less. 

Next week I will have more to report and perhaps even a couple of new ways of communicating with you. 

 

 

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Total Number of Homes For Sale in the Des Moines Area – 5,330
New Listings Taken During the Last 7 Days – 224
Accepted Offers (Pendings) During the Last 7 Days – 99
Homes Closed (Solds) During the Last 7 Days – 100
Average Sale Price of Solds – $168,562
Average Days On Market of Solds – 102
 
 
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Data Source: Les Sulgrove, RE/MAX Real Estate Group 
Des Moines Area Association of REALTORS® MLS.
Des Moines Metropolitan Area defined as: Adel, Altoona,
Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Dallas Center,
Desoto, Granger, Grimes, Indianola, Johnston, Norwalk,
Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Urbandale, Van Meter ,Waukee,
West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Information on this blog posting is for informational purposes only
and not intended as solicitation if you are already working with a REALTOR®.
There is no obligation or fee for any information on this blog posting.

Les Sulgrove, RE/MAX Real Estate Group

About Les Sulgrove

Les is an Iowa native born in Des Moines and raised in the southwest Iowa town of Bridgewater. He has been a resident of Des Moines since 1982 and has been married to his wife Linda for over 35 years. Together they have 3 grown children, 7 grandchildren and make their home on Des Moines south side. He has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1990 and is Vice President at VIA Group, REALTORS®. Les is the 2011 Past President of the Des Moines Area Association of REALTORS® (DMAAR) and received the award of Salesperson of the Year by DMAAR in 2007 for his involvement and service to the Association. Additionally, he is active at the Iowa Association of REALTORS® and serves on local, state and national committees. He also owns and operates the national technology networking group CyberProfessionals. This group of real estate professionals meets twice annually across the United States to learn from each other and share new marketing ideas with heavy emphasis on current and future technologies and their use in the real estate business. Les’ hobbies include golf, photography and sarcastic humor. He and Linda spend many Saturday mornings from Spring to Fall at the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market. He enjoys spoiling his grandchildren at every opportunity.

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