As 2019 draws to a close, we are reminded of how quickly time passes. It seems like just yesterday that we wished everyone a Happy New Year, and in the blink of an eye, the holidays are upon us once again, as we look towards 2020!
We trust that 2019 has been good to you and your family and that your holiday plans are coming together.
This past year has been an excellent year for us in real estate. We have listed, have under contract, or sold 110 homes so far this year. Our sales volume is just over 35 million. Our team grew from two to four active sales agents, and that, along with our strong transaction management team, has positioned us to grow to new heights in 2020. This year we have sold more homes than any other agent or team in Sun Lakes. We thank you, our clients and friends, who support and refer business to us.
We wish you a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year! We will be working all month and hope to see you around the terrific community of Sun Lakes!
Giving Back: Not one, but two, Shred-A-Thons are coming in January
Mark your calendars, the Kolb Team is once again sponsoring a Shred-A-Thon for both IronOaks and Cottonwood-Palo Verde.
Due to the incredible success we had with the last Shred-A-Thon, the HOA’s have asked us to split this year’s event into two locations to help with traffic flow.
IronOaks’ will be held on January 19th from 8 am to 11 am. This event is limited to IronOaks residents only. See more details at https://www.thekolbteam.com/ironoaks-shred-a-thon-2020/.
Cottonwood-Palo Verde’s will be held on January 25th from 8 am to 11 am. This is limited to Cottonwood and Palo Verde residents only. See more details at https://www.thekolbteam.com/cottonwood-palo-verde-shred-a-thon/.
Our Popular Seminar is Back – Helping Seniors through the Selling Process
We’ve had several calls requesting this seminar, so we are scheduled to hold this event on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Oakwood Country Club in the Bradford Rooms from 10 to 11:30 am.
In addition to the information we provided in the past, we will have a real estate attorney who will be speaking about several areas of interest to seniors selling a home. Coffee, tea, and water will be served.
Specifically, he will address:
- Documentation required to sell the home
- Necessary documentation when one spouse is incapacitated but still on the deed
- Documents required if one’s spouse is deceased
- Documents required when the home is in a trust
- How to complete the Seller Property Disclosure Statement to limit liability – what is required to be disclosed and what is not
- Other general areas
We will also cover the following:
- How to start the process of selling
- Determining whether to stay, downsize, or move
- The best time to list your home for sale
- How to determine the market value and the type of market we are in
- Vendor list – including independent/assisted living facilities (we have new ones)
- Estate sales and people to assist in removing unwanted items
- Moving companies
- The sales process and what to expect
Thomas Edison’s Associate Made Holidays a Little Brighter
It wouldn’t be the holidays without trees and homes decorated with strands of twinkling lights! There’s something magical about this holiday decoration that brings a smile to even the Scrooge-iest among us. Our fascination with brightening our holidays with lights started in a potentially hazardous way. With a nod to the Yule log tradition rooted in 12th century Germany, small candles were used to decorate (highly flammable) Christmas trees.
Then, in 1882, Edward H. Johnson, an associate of Thomas Edison, came up with a bright idea. The inventor strung 80 red, white, and blue bulbs around a Charlie Brown worthy Christmas tree. For good measure, the tree rotated six times per minute on an electric crank. It was a dazzling display for the times and by 1895 the White House wanted in on the action. That year, under Grover Cleveland’s administration, our nation saw its first electric Christmas tree decorating 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
In 1925, several Christmas light companies formed a consortium called NOMA Electric Corporation. Instantly becoming the world’s largest manufacturer of Christmas lights, NOMA was able to lower costs and spread holiday cheer to the masses.
Real Estate Update
Thinking of selling? NOW is the time while demand is strong, and prices remain solid.
Press here to see what sold last month. The report is broken down by HOA, address, and floor plan (if the agent listed the model in MLS).
As always, if you or someone you know is considering buying or selling a home,
we are here year-round and would love to help! Visit us online at
TheKolbTeam.com or call 480-809-5759.