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First Quarter Stats for 2017

First Quarter Stats for 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Local real estate market enjoys continued gains over same period a year ago

Data released recently by the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) reveals a steadily strengthening local real estate market, with nearly all sectors showing modest gains over the same period in 2016, and the highest residential sales volume in a first quarter within the last 10 years.

1,020 residential homes were sold thus far in Sussex County for a total of more than $338 million. This represents a 22% increase in the number of homes sold and a 10% increase in average sales price over the same period a year ago.

“There’s no questioning the fact that the first quarter of this year has been especially strong, with many more buyers entering the market,” says Brigit Taylor, SCAOR’s 2017 president. “With the highest first quarter residential sales volume in over a decade, we feel this market is only going to continue strengthening moving forward. As industry professionals, we’re definitely excited at what we’re seeing in Sussex County.”

Home sales for the months of January, February and March were especially strong in 2017. The average sale price of a residential home in Sussex County rose significantly compared to the first quarter of 2016. The average residential home price sold for $331,863 in the first quarter, compared to $300,638 last year.

As of March 31, there was also a 35% increase in total volume over the first quarter of 2016 – Sussex County’s highest level in 10 years.  This means that homes for sale are returning to pre-recession levels.

“We always try to stay cautiously optimistic when it comes to the future, but the data continues to be strong and we look forward to a strong 2017 and beyond,” says Brigit.

Commercially speaking, the first quarter of 2017 saw an increase in units sold over the previous year, but a decline in average sales price. Additionally, more than $4 million has been generated in commercial sales, and more than $30 million in sales of land.

To view an extensive database of homes that are currently for sale in Sussex County, visit SCAOR’s Website at www.scaor.com.

The Sussex County Association of Realtors was chartered in 1949 and has steadily grown in size, scope, and mission during its more than 6 decades in Sussex County. It is a professional trade association with goals of carrying out a program of ethics, education, and advocacy for real estate in the county.

SCAOR is a resource for the public, as well as a recognized advocate for property rights and property owners in Sussex County. The association also monitors legislative issues on the local, state, and national levels that may impact home ownership in the area.

To read more about issues related to Sussex County’s real estate industry, visit SCAOR’s website at www.SCAOR.com.

At a Glance - April 17, 2017

At a Glance – April 17, 2017

 


“At A Glance” – For April 17, 2017

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At a Glance for April 10, 2017

At a Glance for April 10, 2017

“At A Glance” – For April 10, 2017
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Come out to our Rental Summit on April 12, 2017, featuring Speaker Michael Morton & Free Lunch Provided.  
 


Access to DAR Forms will be removed from the SCAOR® MLS in downloadable PDF form on April 15, 2017.

DAR forms will be then be exclusively available via zipForm and Dotloop only for DAR members. Don’t wait to make the switch! 

To begin using DAR forms via either zipForm or Dotloop, use the instructions at http://www.delawarerealtor.com/member-benefits/online-forms/.


      

   
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At a Glance – April 3rd, 2017

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Come out to our Rental Summit on April 12, 2017, featuring Speaker Michael Morton & Free Lunch Provided.  
 


Access to DAR Forms will be removed from the SCAOR® MLS in downloadable PDF form on April 15, 2017.

DAR forms will be then be exclusively available via zipForm and Dotloop only for DAR members. Don’t wait to make the switch! 

To begin using DAR forms via either zipForm or Dotloop, use the instructions at http://www.delawarerealtor.com/member-benefits/online-forms/.


         

   
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At a Glance - March 27, 2017

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“At A Glance” – For March 27, 2017 – Have you seen this video?

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Access to DAR Forms will be removed from the SCAOR® MLS in downloadable PDF form on April 15, 2017.

DAR forms will be then be exclusively available via zipForm and Dotloop only for DAR members. Don’t wait to make the switch! 

To begin using DAR forms via either zipForm or Dotloop, use the instructions at http://www.delawarerealtor.com/member-benefits/online-forms/.



         

   

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At a Glance for March 13, 2017

At a Glance – March 13, 2017

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News from BrightMLS.com on March 3, 2017:

“We’ve been busy! Since our January announcement, we continue to move Bright forward. 2017 is a year of transition for us, and we’re excited to meet some major milestones. 

Development teams are hard at work mapping MLS listing data from nine different MLSs into one format; they are collecting the required public records for 150 jurisdictions, and building the new Bright MLS system—a broad ecosystem of robust property information and analytics to power our subscribers’ real estate business.

Support teams from Rockville, MD and King of Prussia, PA are combining into one unified Customer Support Center. In early April 2017, (those) subscribers will be able to dial a new toll free phone number for assistance.”



   
   
   
    
   
   
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Due to unforeseen issues regarding the means by which administrative assistants can access DAR forms via zipForm and dotloop, the DAR forms have been temporarily brought back under the SCAOR MLS link until resolved.  

We are actively trying to resolve the issue. We will have an update by the next monthly SCAORcard.  Please note that ultimately only DAR members and non-member REALTOR® subscribers will have access to DAR forms. As previously noticed to the membership, all DAR forms will be then be exclusively available via zipForm and dotloop. Don’t wait to make the switch! 

To begin using DAR forms via either zipForm or dotloop, use the instructions at http://www.delawarerealtor.com/member-benefits/online-forms/.
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At a Glance - February 27, 2017

At a Glance – February 27, 2017

“At A Glance” – For February 27, 2017
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Since DAR is the exclusive provider of all real estate forms in the state of Delaware, we’ve recently created a setup video for accessing them through your Dotloop account (an included membership benefit for all DAR members).  If you’ve not set yours up yet, check out the video below! 




    

  
   
   

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At a Glance - February 20, 2017

At a Glance – February 20, 2017

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Today, we shine the spotlight on our MLS administrator, Ben Kunde.

Ben has been in the MLS industry for over 3 years, and possesses a deep knowledge and unique skill set he brings to the field.

Have Questions?  (And who doesn’t from time to time?) – The fastest way to get answers is to email our MLS support system at support@scaor.com.  Any other comments can be directed to Ben’s work email, ben@scaor.com.  (By the way, If you’re not getting a response in 24 hours, please email Merritt Burke, our CEO and he will follow up with you.)

 



    

  

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Staff Assistance:


Each of our staff is uniquely equipped to handle different areas of focus within SCAOR.  If you have questions on a particular topic, here’s a list of who you would talk to:
  • Merritt Burke, CEO – BOD, Bylaws, Management, Young Professionals Network, Press, Finance
  • Angela Emerson, Executive Assistant – Core Standards, Education, Professional Standards, Management, Bylaws, Diversity, and Finance
  • Ben Kunde, Network & MLS Admin – MLS, Bright MLS, IT
  • Andrew Mason, Communications  – Marketing & Communications, Affiliates
  • Patricia Anderson – Admin. Associate – Public Policy, Rental Affairs, Facility Rental
  • Mary Hanley, Membership Coordinator – Membership



Question:  Are virtual assitants allowed to be granted clerical access?
Answer: Yes!  As long as they go through the process of filling out the proper paperwork, you can grant virtual assistants clerical access to the MLS.  
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At a Glance - For February 13, 2017

At a Glance – For February 13, 2017

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Have you met our new Membership Coordinator, Mary Hanley?  If not, consider this your introduction!

Mary is the smiling person you’ll meet behind the window of the SCAOR office, or on the other end of the phone line – and she’s ready to help you with all things membership.  

From on-boarding new members to changing status, from assisting with paperwork to status transfers, Mary is excited to help serve.  She’s in the office weekly from Tuesday – Thursday, 8:30AM-5PM, and we’re thrilled to have her aboard!   Say “Hello” when you get a chance!


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Need to Know:
 

February 20: SCAOR Office will be closed in observance of President’s Day
April 20: Set your calendars for National Speaker Marc Cunningham to be at SCAOR®! 
October 16-20:  Education Adventure in Puerto Rico:  Knock out your credits in style – More info coming soon!
 
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