As we welcome 2018 and are hopeful for what this year may bring to each and every one of us, let's take a moment and look back at 2017 ... the good, the bad, and the ugly!

For our local Incline Village real estate market, 2017 was indeed a great year. With 444 total sales (single family homes, condos and lots combined) we saw a 6% increase in the number of total sales when compared to 2016 and a great median sales price improvement. For single-family homes, the median sales price increased by 6% and for condos, prices went up by 7%, yet another indication of how great our real estate market is.

However, our biggest challenge in 2017, which continues into this year, was the shortage of properties for sale. We had a lot of buyers willing to purchase a home but were unable to locate the right property. As we enter the new year, we are anticipating the market will continue to improve with strong buyer demand and low inventory. If you have been entertaining the idea of selling in the next 2 to 6 months, now is the time to start preparing your home. One of the services we provide is a Home Marketing Preparation Consultation with an extensive checklist to get your house ready for the market. If you would like to learn more about this service or request a complimentary consultation, please call or e-mail us.