Annual SunCrest Summer BBQ

Mark your calendars for the Annual SunCrest Summer BBQ! Join your neighbors and friends for an evening of fun August 8, 2015 in the Village Green Park. The games will start at 5pm including a rock wall, roller ball and bouncy houses. Live entertainment and dinner will start at 6:30pm. Residents will enjoy music by Joe Friday and at dusk there will be a “Movie in the Park”. Be sure to bring your blankets and lawn chairs for this fun event.

We are so excited to be the presenting sponsor of this years event. It has always been one of our favorites. Good food, good music, and great company!  If we haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you before, stop by and say hello, we’d love to meet you! We will be holding a raffle drawing for numerous themed gift baskets so be sure to hang on to your tickets! Follow our Facebook and Instagram to see updates and photos of the prizes we will be giving away.

SunCrest Annual BBQ

Pre-registration is taking place now, so please email Brooke at blaulu@gmail.com to secure your reservation. You can pick up your tickets at the community center. The cost is $2 per person and this will include a delicious BBQ dish and drink. Payment is accepted in the form of cash or check (payable to the SunCrest OA). The cost will go up at the door. You will not want to miss this event, so please RSVP soon!

SunCrest Market Update S

July SunCrest Market Update

Pricing Your SunCrest Home
The number of homes for sale is currently lower than expected. In a market like this, real estate professionals are often pressured by sellers to put a premium price tag on their listing, or to float a high asking price and just “test the market.” Many have seen a neighbor’s home sell quickly and for a higher price than they anticipated, so the temptation is understandable.

Selling Your SunCrest Home Now Versus Later
This strategy to list high and think, “If it doesn’t sell, we can always lower it later,” can potentially create a few problems as you are trying to sell your SunCrest home.

Pricing too high can potentially:

  • Limit the number of likely buyers who are interested in your home because you’ve priced it higher to allow for “negotiation room.”
  • Paint a negative picture in the buyer’s mind. If buyers thinks your price is too high, they may jump to the conclusion that you’ll be unreasonable in negotiations.
  • Keep your home from selling quickly. The longer your home is on the market, the less likely it may be that you get a strong price. Think of when you were looking for homes. When you found a home had been on the market for long period of time, what did you think? What’s wrong with it? Why hasn’t it sold?

Pricing Your SunCrest Home Right The First Time
Of the SunCrest homes sold from January 1 to June 30 2015, the homes that got closest to their listing price were also the ones sold the fastest.
SunCrest Sold to List
Our Take
Accurate pricing comes down to having a full understanding of our niche neighborhood, style, and size of homes–just to name a few factors–and it’s not just throwing together a quick, free, comparative market analysis. Oak Vista is not the same as Eagle Crest. DR Horton will not be the same as the future developments in SunCrest.

If you’re selling your home, ask the agent being interviewed to explain his/her strategy on their pricing recommendation. How long will it take to sell at that price? How close to their recommendation will it actually sell for? In our opinion, great agents will tell you what you need to know rather than what you want to hear.

Windermere Nominated for Innovator Award

HUGE shout out to our brokerage, Windermere Real Estate​, for being nominated for the annual Inman Innovator Award for “Most Innovative Real Estate Company.”

Windermere Inman

Every year, Inman searches for real estate companies, technology firms, individual innovators, successful agents, forward-thinking brokers, risk-takers, and entrepreneurs who are trying to change the industry. And this year, Windermere was one of the lucky few to be selected.

Inman says, Windermere boasts more than 300 offices and 7,000 associates throughout the Western U.S. Windermere’s focus on technology took a 180-degree shift two years ago. The Seattle-based firm stopped trying to win the real estate search race. Instead, the company invested in back-end technology to support agent initiatives it openly shares with others. These moves, and others, seem to validate the role the broker must play in the new value chain.”

What does that mean if you’re buying or selling in SunCrest? Service, support, and simplicity. From our visual pricing reviews/purchase recommendations (buh bye to the traditional ‘comparative market analysis’), paperless transactions (pen or no pen? No problem!), innovative online marketing tools, and our relaunched website, we have the tools to help you buy, sell, build or invest in SunCrest.