Welcome Back, Weekend Warriors!
This is the Amy Jones Group's weekly newsletter, detailing local events, recent real estate news, and open houses.
This week, we're bringing you four fun-filled events happening around the Valley!
Our Team is Growing
We are hiring!
Real Estate Professionals & Client Care Coordinator
The Amy Jones Group is growing! We are looking for EXPERIENCED agents and administrative staff to join our Southeast Valley team. Known for our excellent client care, exceptional negotiation skills, world class digital marketing, and being trusted advisors in the SE Valley for more than a decade - we are looking for hard working, ethical, creative, real estate professionals who love to learn and thrive in a team environment, where giving back and giving to each other is important to our overall success. For more information on who we are and how to apply, visit:
https://www.amyjonesgroup.com/careers or reply to this post directly!
Email your resumes to - [email protected]
We’ve started January 2021 with one of the lowest inventory counts in history. After under building in the Valley for over ten years and continued population growth, the low interest rates of 2020 ensured that we would not be making ANY headway in closing the inventory gap with the new construction you see sprinkled across the Southeast Valley. Surprisingly, we actually had about the same number of new listings in the Valley in 2020 as we did in 2019 but with 35% more sales than your typical year - we still ended up with less than 100 single family homes in Gilbert, one of our popular Southeast Valley cities, without a contract.
We’ve watched prices soar more than 17% annually and with 65% less supply in the Southeast Valley, homes selling on average for over 100% of list (meaning that some are selling for WAY over list and others right about list price), and reaching an all time low of just 14 days of inventory meaning that if we didn’t list another home in the Southeast Valley after today, everything we had to sell would be gone by next week. Bought a home in 2019 for $300,000? You are probably ringing in the New Year with a sales price of $350,000-$400,000 if you were to call to get it listed today. That’s great you say, if I’m leaving Arizona! But what if you want to stay? What if you WANT to ring in the next new year in this same beautiful city?
The good news is that as long as interest rates remain low which is one of the greatest unknown factors of our current housing market, you will always be buying low. As prices continue to climb at a rate even faster than we saw at the end of 2020, those interest rates are keeping monthly payments lower than they might ever be again. Good news for your primary purchase and for that rental you’ve always considered buying but didn’t want to wait a decade to make money off of. Any change in the interest rates will likely cause some emotional reaction with buyers as well as prices that rise a little too quickly for them to stomach and monthly payments that become less and less appealing. It will take some time for this to happen, but it is possible that the rate of appreciation might temper by the second half of 2021 because of some of these very things.
This is going to be a year of reflection and also of immense creation which will take fortitude, creativity, and some grit. To break into the housing market, to move up, to move down, to leverage your equity - there ARE options but they might take a little out of the box thinking, some suggestions from full time professionals who are committed to your success because they are your neighbors and shop at your same grocery store, and a little longer of a conversation than your keyboard can have with an auto-fill website online. But the stories of people who’ve done it, the families who stayed in a short term rental to ultimately ring in the new year in their new home, the first time home buyers who escaped the fate of a thirty day notice to get their family into a home that’s appreciated $60,000 in one year are PLENTIFUL. And we hope that your proverbial cup will be too.
To schedule an appointment with one of our agents, just reply to this newsletter or if you are reading online, click on the link below to schedule.
Barktoberfest - Gilbert
Saturday, March 20th at 8:30 am
Our 22nd annual "party in the park" for dogs and the humans that love them! Raffles, Vendors, Lure Course, Police K9 Demo, dog wash, lots of food - and best of all, Adoptions!!!! Join us for all the fun! Our event is typically held in October but due to concerns with social distancing and COVID, we are moving it to March 20, 2021 - the upside is that the weather will be BEAUTIFUL!
Interested in being a vendor? Email invitations will go out in late May so email us at [email protected] to get on the list! Don't want to wait until May? Consider being a sponsor to secure your spot NOW! Email [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities!
Awesome Women in Business - Virtual
Tuesday, January 26th at 11:30am
Reignite your light as we move forward into 2021
Join us as we gather women together to look ahead into 2021. Consider what you will leave behind in 2020 to make space for your future self!
We will hear from a panel of guest speakers:
Carol May - CEO of Wisdom Natural Brands Beckie Shauinger - CEO of Copper Springs Rhonda Madrid - CEO of Rhonda Madrid Designs
Plus earn more about Boost a Foster Family through the Non-Profit Spotlight!
Your admission provides access to:
Browse a variety of virtual vendor booths Entry into our giveaway drawing Swag Bag (including a $15 gift card for lunch and other fun surprises) Access to our exclusive VIP Happy Hour on Tues. Jan. 26th from 4:00pm-5:00pm held virtually via Zoom
Women in Leadership Breakfast - Chandler
Friday, February 5th at 9:00am
What's LOVE got to do with it?! Leveraging love languages in your business relationships!
Do not miss our next Women in Leadership Breakfast! We'll be talking about Love Languages in the workplace and finding balance between your professional and personal life!
We're so excited to have our special guest, La'Vista Jones to talk to us about bringing order to the chaos of life and business. She believes the price of success doesn’t have to include burnout and broken promises to yourself. By discovering a better way to run your business, you can get back to making yourself and what you love a priority.
As an author, speaker and community builder, La’Vista is leading a movement of women who want more from life than frazzled days and sleepless nights. Her unique magic is helping business owners get sh!t done, without burning themselves out. Her work allows you to add time back to your day by streamlining processes, identifying operational gaps and outsourcing.
DO NOT miss this event!
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/lovelanguages2021
Art Walk - Gilbert
Saturday, February 5th at 9:00 am
Join us for a morning of art and music under the historic Gilbert Water Tower. Shop and support local artisans and small businesses all in one location!
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