Although the holidays slowed the housing market, December 2014 finished the year off with strong signs of recovery. The number of new listings steadily increased and homes are still selling quickly. The finish to the year is a strong indication of further recovery in 2015.
As people recover from the holiday of gratitude and enter the spirit of giving, it is important to be reminded of local organizations that exist to benefit the community. The Ocean County Board of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation aims to provide grants of funds for qualified community organizations within Ocean County, and to perform services that will benefit the community of Ocean County. The Charitable Foundation hosts a variety of events for the public throughout the year in order to boost community involvement and to raise funds for philanthropic causes.
Our members abide by a strict code of ethics and have access to a wide variety of business services that are not available to non-REALTORS®. This gives them a competitive edge in the marketplace, enabling them to provide superior services to buyers and sellers of real property.
Doing it Yourself may be a lot harder than you imagined! The mounds of paperwork, and setting your price just right can be a struggle. It can be quite frustrating to schedule showings, that is IF the people show up. 2012 statistics showed that on average homes sold by a REALTOR brought almost 23% higher sales prices.