The holiday season is upon us and we have a lot to be thankful here in Northern California. According to the Century 21 M & M Real Estate Sales Managers business is good!
Marya Pimentel in the Modesto office says “the agents that are serious about their jobs are showing properties every day. This is the time of year when the buyers and sellers are serious. Some buyers have to move and some are investors that have to buy before the end of the year so they are serious and ready to do business! Most of the homes selling are REO’s (bank owned) and short sales.”
Leslie Noll, sales manager for the Century 21 M & M Clovis says that there are more buyers than inventory, and “homes are selling within 24 hours if they are price right, with multiple offers”.
Jan Brennan in Relocation says 2009 has been a really good year for her department, averaging 25 referrals a week. Jan says “inventory is going up, housing prices are stable, interest rates are low and (during this season) houses are easy to show because they are beautifully decorated.”
Lauralee Ensign, COO, says that “there are more homes being sold this year (as compared to last year), there seems to be a slight increase in the sales price of the homes sold, there are multiple offers on the entry level homes and we are not seeing the market glutted with bank owned homes.”
For these reasons and many more, the agents and staff of Century 21 M & M real estate are actively giving back to their communities through many programs, most notable the Coats for Kids. It is hard to get a hard count on the number of coats that have been donated, our best guestimate is well over 2000.
The Clovis office has collected 470 Coats for Kids as of today (December 4, 2009), most of them donated by children in the Clovis area. Until December 11, 2009, each child that donates a coat receives a “Free Movie Night”. On the 17th the Salvation Army will be distributing these coats along with Toys for Tots to 300 needy families in the Clovis area.
Ricardo Jimenez brought in 80 coats donated by children in his daughter Mikaela’s class at school, bringing the Coats for Kids count in the Modesto office to about 350.
At last count Premier Valley in Oakdale has collected over 237, Los Banos has collected 267, Merced – 76 and Livingston – 53. There are many more stories to be told, but not enough space to tell them in. We have two more weeks to collect coats and it seems that the efforts of our agents and staff are now starting to pay off in Coats for Kids. Let’s keep up the good work!
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