In case you haven’t heard, Century 21 has swept all categories of J.D. Power’s 2015 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study. For the second year in a row, CENTURY 21 was ranked highest across the four segments in this study: first-time home buyer, repeat home buyer, first-time home seller and repeat home seller. The CENTURY 21 brand is the only real estate firm in the history of the J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Study to rank highest in all four segments for two consecutive years! Read more about it in the official press release here. We are proud to be a part of the unique Century 21 brand, and would like to take a moment to thank all agents across the Century 21 System for all the amazing work they have done and continue to do.
It’s common knowledge that everyone wants to buy their own little piece of Texas right now, particularly international homebuyers. Just take a look at the 2014 Texas International Homebuyers Report released this month by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. Take a looks at some of the highlights below. We have already seen international buyers making significant impacts throughout the Houston Area housing market, this trend is very likely continue into the future.
Texas constituted 12% ($11.06 billion) of international home sales in the United States between March 2013 to March 2014. This is a 3% increase from the previous period and the highest level in the past five years.
Texas ranked third in the U.S. for total number of international home sales by state, after Florida and California.
More than half of all international home buyers in Texas originate from Latin America or the Caribbean.
By a significant margin, the majority of U.S. home purchases by Mexican buyers are in Texas, with 65% of purchases occurring in the Lone Star State.
If you are an international buyer who is interested in Texas real estate don’t hesitate to contact us. We have Certified International Property Specialists (CIPS) who are specifically trained on how to handle transactions with international aspects.
CENTURY 21 brand ranked “Highest Overall Satisfaction for First-Time and Repeat Home Buyers and Sellers
I’m sure by now you’ve heard the great news about CENTURY 21… We are the brand that has swept the 2014 J.D. Power Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study! Read all about it in the official press release below.
CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE SWEEPS J.D. POWER 2014 HOME BUYER/SELLER SATISFACTION STUDY
MADISON, N.J. (August 6, 2014) – CENTURY 21 Real Estate, the iconic brand with the world’s largest real estate franchise sales organization, announced that it has been ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction by the J.D. Power 2014 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction StudySM, released today. Specifically, CENTURY 21® Real Estate swept the awards by receiving the highest ranking among national real estate companies across all four customer satisfaction segments in the study, including: First-Time Home-Buyer Satisfaction, Repeat Home-Buyer Satisfaction, First-Time Home-Seller Satisfaction and Repeat Home-Seller Satisfaction.
“CENTURY 21 sales professionals understand that real estate is about developing relationships and building trust with their customers. Customer satisfaction is at the core of everything that they do each and every day,” said Rick Davidson, president and chief executive officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC. “Our brand reputation is earned and measured with every customer interaction, and these J.D. Power results showcase the quality of our franchise broker network and their affiliated sales professionals.”
The study, now in its seventh year, measures customer satisfaction among first-time and repeat home buyers and sellers with the nation’s largest real estate companies. Overall satisfaction is measured across four factors of the home-buying experience: agent/salesperson; real estate office; closing process; and variety of […]
As the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are getting underway, CENTURY 21 Real Estate LLC is debuting the newest SMARTER. BOLDER. FASTER. television ads starring our greatest asset: the relationships we have with our clients. These ads will run throughout the games, but will be especially prominent during the bobsled competition. No wonder, since Century 21 is the official real estate company of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. The TV spots highlight the fantastic relationships we build with our clients and as visual metaphors feature a Zen garden, a field of puppies, and crowdsurfing. Don’t take our word for it though, take a look for yourself.
It is no secret that Houston’s economy just keeps pumping, throughout the region both transplants and locals are discovering that buying a home makes sense. Understandably, housing supply has been extremely tight throughout the year. All this growth has driven single-family home sales in the Houston area to the lowest recorded inventory levels. Ever. According to the latest Houston Association of Realtors monthly report, single-family home sales hit a record 73,232 closings in 2013, up an astounding 17.4% over 2012 (itself a very active year). Here’s a look at some statistical highlights from 2013:
- The Houston Area recorded 86,000 new jobs created, plenty of those new workers seem to have bought houses.
- The Houston Area median home price was $180,000 in 2013, up 9.4% over the previous year.
- The Houston Area average home price was a record-setting $265,017, up 10.3% from the previous average of $240,326 a year ago.
- Single-family home inventory hit a record low of 2.6 months, meaning that’s how long it would take for the Houston Area to sell every home listed given the current rate of sales. That’s less than the 3.7 months from 2012 and 5.8 months from 2011. A more “balanced” or “typical” market would usually hover around 6 months. This is absolutely a seller’s market.
- Total volume of home sales jumped 30.2% to $20.89 billion dollars.
International real estate grows in prominence and importance with every passing year. Several of our neighborhoods are attracting thriving communities of expats who live, work, and play in a world class metropolitan area. When you live in a region with an economy last measured at $442.4 billion, larger than Austria’s, South Africa’s, or the United Arab Emirate’s, you see a lot of folks from around the world coming to do business or settle down. This works in reverse as well, travel to any global metropolis from Sao Paulo to Shenzhen, and you will see Texans winning friends and influencing people. Texans in general have always welcomed opportunity no matter where in the world it comes knocking. This is why we are excited that CENTURY 21 has revamped and released an industry leading international real estate search. If you are looking to buy real estate in any one of over 71 countries where there is a CENTURY 21 System member, then let us connect you to them through our global referral network. Just want to see what’s on the market down in San Miguel Allende, Mexico? Now you can.
Here is what President and CEO of Century21 Real Estate LLC had to say about the new global real estate search portal.
“Property transactions today are occurring from country to country and continent to continent, through the development and launch of our global website, CENTURY 21 has positioned its over 102,000 sales professionals to collaborate, connect and engage buyers, sellers […]
See how the market is doing with our latest Montgomery County Residential Market Update. Click the link above to see a short video outlining the key market trends at the end of the summer. In case you are wondering, it’s been another white hot summer buying season here in Texas. Many buyers who waited have found fewer homes on the market and higher prices, despite mortgage rates creeping upwards after historic lows. If you would like a market video regarding your city or zip code, contact us and we will be glad to provide one.
The Woodlands, TX — David Hageman, real estate agent with Century21
Realty Partners in The Woodlands was recently awarded the Accredited Luxury Home
Specialist (ALHS) Designation from the Luxury Home Council.
The Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) Logo is testimony to the agent’s training
and expertise in the luxury home marketplace. To display the ALHS logo and be accepted
into the Luxury Home Council, David successfully completed the Accredited Luxury Home
Specialist Course, represented a buyer or seller in at least two transactions where the
purchase price is at least twice the average sales price and David is in good standing
with the National Association of REALTORS®.
Luxury Home Council Members receive numerous benefits to assist in marketing and selling
upscale properties. Advantages of membership include access to the members only section
of LuxuryHomeCouncil.com and LuxuryHomesAndProperties.com to market luxury
listings, a subscription, to The Luxury Home Expert an online magazine, discounts on
products and services, and referral opportunities.
David Hageman joins an elite membership of top real estate agents throughout the United
States. Members must subscribe to a dedication like no others. They strive to provide
exceptional service to affluent clients through rigorous education focusing on the Luxury
Home Market and their understanding of the special demands of affluent buyers and sellers.
If you love the water, this is your opportunity. Just listed with CENTURY 21 Realty Partners, this waterfront home could be yours. This home was built to enjoy the lake in style and comfort. The property has over 166 feet of bulkhead and a spacious private dock with a 29 foot boat lift. Construction on this home was only completed in 2009, and was built with ample luxury and space. There are so many classy touches, take for example the travertine floors, coffered wood ceilings in the den, master bathroom walk-in shower, double vanity, a sunroom, granite countertops, cherry wood cabinetry, SS Kitchen-aid appliances, and too many more to list. In addition this home features storage everywhere, a three car garage, and a separate 1440 sq. ft. barn. Plenty of space for jetskis, boats, and all the other fun stuff that goes with living on the water.
If you would like to learn more or schedule a showing contact Patti Beaulier at 281.844.5404.
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The most shared story on the UK website BBC News Magazine right now are the 10 reasons why so many people are moving to Texas. Apparently the good news about Texas is no secret even in Europe. Texas has 5 of the top 10 fastest growing cities in the United States by both absolute numbers and by percentage. Houston had the second largest population increase in absolute numbers according to the US Census with San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, and Forth Worth also breaking into the top 10. In terms of percentage the fastest growing city in the USA was San Marcos with a nearly 5% increase. Number 10 on the list, and the fastest growing city in the Houston area was Conroe with a 4.01% year over year population increase. In terms of new arrivals, Texas led the nation with 210,590 last year, followed by North Carolina with 60,106 and Virginia with 40,844. All this good press is no surprise to us, we’ve already been sharing lots of the good news and facts regarding Texas in general and Houston in particular. If anyone in the UK does decide to pack up and move to Houston, they would be pleased to know that Houston has an office of the British Consulate General downtown on Louisiana Street. One of the many perks of living in a world-class city. Expect to see many more families moving into our neighborhoods.
Here are the 10 reasons, check out the BBC article to find the details […]