It is true that the market is not the market of 05′ & 06′ and that overall the velocity of closing through the MLS is off by about 1/3rd of the recent peak. Property values have taken a beating in the outlying areas and upper price ranges (above $600k) however more modest homes in Eugene (South, Southwest and Eugene Core) have held value very well especially when compared to other markets. It is noteworthy that during the last recession Lane County was one of the 1st economies to get hit and the last to recover as our area was re-tooling from a timber dependent economy. This time Lane County is one of the last to feel the squeeze and our hope is one of the 1st to recover.
The fun news is that Eugene’s Alternative has recorded a 20% gain over last years business. “Wow!” and “Why?” are obvious responses; and I have them both. “Wow!” because this was not expected in this market and “Why?” is what this letter is all about – YOU! Our business grows in large part because we ride on the reputation that we have established with our community. I frequently meet new clients who don’t just know one of our past clients but several that have spoken highly about our work. We can’t thank you enough for sending you friends and family our way.
We continue to strive to be the best presented company on the internet and I think we have done it! Our goal is to have anyone who Googles “Eugene Oregon Real Estate” on alternativerealtor.com within 3 – 4 clicks. Alternativerealtor.com is now represented 4 places above “The Fold” (initial visible page) when folks are searching for real estate information for Eugene.
- A real estate blog
- Virtual tours of all of our listings
- On-line Real Estate chat - A licensed REALTOR answers questions in real time
- “Click to talk” where a party can enter a phone # and will get a immediate call back
- Real Estate Searches with Google Maps!
- Podcasts are on their way!
The Web; what a way to communicate!
You may have noticed new faces! We have added staff to service the additional business and I could not be happier with the group of folks that I see when I come to work. The volume of business these folks have been doing has been exceptional and their style without compare.
Dave and Pam