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Monday Morning Market….

Happy Tuesday everyone-

Sorry to be a day late with my weekly report! We are going every which way right now at the office…. Buyers/listings/crazy traffic by the Stone Tower Properties headquarters. Our agents are coming and going like wild. For the last week or so, we have been preparing ourselves for the arrival of our state-of-the-art listing display board. We have purchased a TouchPoint system, which will digitally display our listings in our front window with interactive capability! There will be a

32 inch monitor which will give info on all of our listings, 24/7!! Our sellers will be blown away as this will be the icing on the cake for the ultimate exposure for their properties!! The system is being installed right now and will be complete tomorrow…. Stop by and give it a whirl! We can’t wait for the feedback. If you are considering selling your home, you better come for a visit and see if you would like your property featured out front!!!

Here are the stats from everything related to the MLS in Geneva, for the past 7 days…for single-family homes:

  • Active listings
    • 240, with list prices from $144,900 to $1,999,000
  • Under contract in last 7 days=
    • 9 listings! From $239,000 to $749,900 in list prices
  • Price changes=
    • 9 in number, with the greatest reduction going from $925,000 to $899,500
  • Closed=
    • 5 in number, from $235,000 to $550,000! We like to see these kinds of end numbers, because it means a few folks are moving up, which really loosens up our market a little!

I have to take this opportunity to give a little “shout-out” to my friend Juliene Guffey, who owns Interiors by Juliene in Geneva! She is an interior decorator by trade, but she does all of my staging for my listings as well. She did the best job on the cutest little listing I have over in the Fields of Geneva and we got a contract on it in less than 7 days!! The feedback from the showings was amazing, so THANK YOU Juliene for helping my business to thrive!!

In our ever expanding quest for market domination, we are asking our clients/friends/followers to check out our Facebook pages:

“Stone Tower Properties”

&

“365 things to do in Geneva, IL”

With over 400 million users, we thought it appropriate to extol the virtues of living in Geneva, to the locals and to perhaps a few interested folks who do not live here…. Yet!

If you like our pages, please hit the “LIKE” button and become one of our fans! And don’t forget to invite a few friends to do the same…..We promise you won’t be disappointed!


THINK SOLD!

Teresa Keenan

www.stonetowerproperties.com and www.thinksold.net

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215 Campbell St home in Geneva for one dollar

 

215 Campbell Street, right downtown Geneva, is available for sale from the city of Geneva…. for $1!!! You will have to pay a house mover to move it from this location to your location, but come on… ONE DOLLAR for a home! Don't let this one go under the wrecking ball! It is structurally sound and it is as charming as can be inside!!

122 E State St in Geneva home for one dollar

 

 

 

This beautiful home is located at 122 East State Street in Geneva…. also for sale for ONE DOLLAR! YES…. ONE DOLLAR for a beautiful home in Geneva! I think this one would be so cute if you took the goofy porch off the front and put on a porch that wasn't 2 stories tall!!! Put a basement under this, on your own lot in Geneva, and enjoy living in a charming and historic Geneva home…

130 E State St in Geneva home for one dollar

 

 

 

 

130 East State Street in Geneva… FOR ONE DOLLAR!!! This little charmer has a a plaque on the front, from the Historic Committee! It's so cute.. pay the house movers to move this one onto your lot! Own this for ONE DOLLAR!!!

 

 

 

 

How fun!! These are amazing opportunities for a buyer who is able to think "outside the box"…. you would have to pay a house mover to move the home, you'd have to have a lot to put it on, and undoubtedly you would want a foundation to be in place to put one of these homes on!! In turn for all of that, however, you would have a great story to tell, and you would be participating in the ultimate form of "recycle, reduce and re-use"…. if you need a lot to put one of these homes on, just email me at teresa@stonetowerproperties.comand I will email you a list of available properties that would be good prospects for a new home!

THINK SOLD!

Teresa Keenan

 

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Monday Morning Market…. 325 South Street photo final

Happy Monday everyone-

I hope you all enjoyed the crazy weather this weekend. I had the joy of drinking coffee on my front porch, watching the pouring-down rain on Saturday morning, then the joy of drinking coffee on the deck in the sunshine on Sunday morning! Simple pleasures!

Every Monday I can’t wait to pull the stats out of the MLS and see what’s happened in our little town. It is so interesting to try to piece the puzzle together and figure out who sold what… Of course, today I know “who sold what” on a few properties because I am in the office, happily processing paperwork for some files our Realtors got under contract over the weekend.

We are thoroughly enjoying our new location…. Traffic has been amazing, people are here all day long (in and out) checking out our listings in the front window, and the exposure has been priceless. To have the incredible good fortune of “expanding” our business in a market where many have downsized, or worse, gone out of business, has been a true testament to the agents we have under our roof. They’ve kept their noses to the grind-stone and followed up on every referral and we have fought our way right through the last couple of years with very little change in the way we do business. Do stop by for a visit when you are downtown Geneva! Our Grand Opening & ribbon cutting is scheduled for August 5… put it on your calendar to come help us celebrate our amazing accomplishments!

Here are the stats from everything related to the MLS in Geneva, for the past 7 days…for single-family homes:

· Active listings

o 241, with list prices from $144,900 to $1,999,000 (call me about the $144,900. It’s not my listing, but it would be a GREAT rental!)

· Under contract in last 7 days=

o 8 listings! From $239,9000 to $744,900 in list prices

· Price changes=

o 14  in number, with the greatest reduction going from $995,000 to $950,000

· Closed=

o 7 in number, from $215,500 to $445,000 (43% of the closings last week were distressed sales… 2 foreclosures and 1 short sale)

In our ever expanding quest for market domination, we are asking our clients/friends/followers to check out our Facebook pages:

“Stone Tower Properties”

&

“365 things to do in Geneva, IL”

With over 400 million users, we thought it appropriate to extol the virtues of living in Geneva, to the locals and to perhaps a few interested folks who do not live here…. Yet!

If you like our pages, please hit the “LIKE” button and become one of our fans! And don’t forget to invite a few friends to do the same…..We promise you won’t be disappointed!

THINK SOLD!

Teresa Keenan

www.stonetowerproperties.com

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