So far this year (at the tone it will be March 30th 4:13 pm) there have been 520 sales in Boulder County listed through the MLS.  Currently there are 472 properties with contracts in place.  So far 1,984 buyers or sellers have gotten the good news that they are moving forward on their goal.  While we may not be setting any records so far this year, there is activity and when you get caught up in the statistics you can lose site that each time a property closes it allows one owner to move on and another to start a new life in a new home.  This business is about putting the two together.  Actually, we are seeing more activity in the market, buyers are out buying and sellers are listing their homes.  In order for either to be successful they must be realistic, flexible and go into negotiation with a win-win attitude.

By the end of the week I will be able to report on the first quarter sales activity.  I have a feeling that we will be down both in volume and price.  Not that values are falling so much, it’s that lower priced homes are selling.  Below is a rare scene this winter – sledding at Scott Carpenter Park.

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