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Des Moines Real Estate Statistics Week Ending 7-24-09


This has been one of those weeks… I’m not sure why, but I thought about this piece by Kipling today.. Thank goodness for Google… in a matter of moments I had found the entire quote.  It’s Friday night and I feel better now.  Thank you Rudyard Kipling!

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it.

~ (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling

Week Ending July 24, 2009
Total Number of Homes For Sale in the Des Moines Area – 5186
New Listings Taken During the Last 7 Days – 300
Accepted Offers (Pendings) During the Last 7 Days – 160
Homes Closed (Solds) During the Last 7 Days – 139
Average Sale Price of Solds – $162,114
Average Days On Market of Solds – 94

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Les Sulgrove, RE/MAX Real Estate Group

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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

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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One thought on “Des Moines Real Estate Statistics Week Ending 7-24-09

  1. Hey Man,
    Caught this on Facebook. Are you back selling? Mine appears to be going nowhere with NextGen. Getting tired of open houses. I have an offer in on a townhouse but who knows? Hope all is well. Cheers, CE

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